OTR Bristol | 30/10/2023

Young Persons Therapist (11-18, Next Link Plus)

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Application Deadline: 26/11/2023
Hours: 15 to 30 hrs per week (0.4 - 0.8 fte)
Salary: OTR Band B+ | Starting salary £26,099 (pro rata)
Contract Type: Permanent
Interview Date: 04/12/2023

We are looking for a confident and motivated Therapist to work as part of an exciting partnership between OTR and Next Link, supporting young people aged 11-18 who have been affected by domestic violence and abuse from parents and/or family members.

You will work within OTR’s Schools and Outreach team and work closely with young people, families and colleagues in Next Link to provide a holistic response to Domestic Abuse across Bristol.

You will be employed by OTR to deliver therapy to young people living in Next Link accommodation and the community, link them into appropriate services to support their mental health and wellbeing and, where appropriate, liaise with parents, carers and Next Link workers about onward referrals.

The successful candidate will hold a recognised counselling qualification, at least to diploma level, and have experience of working with young people affected by domestic abuse. You will have a good working knowledge of services within the Bristol area, experience of multi-agency working and an ability to engage and build trusting and collaborative relationships with young people with complex mental health needs.

To find out more about the role please download the job pack below. If you would like an informal chat about the role, please email Susannah Horowitz -

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We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are committed to developing a team that reflects the diversity of the people we work with

OTR & Benefits:

OTR is a mental health social movement by and for young people. The charity is at an exciting stage of its 59-year history and is proud to be reaching more young people than ever before (over 20,000) across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, and North Somerset with creative and diverse mental health and wellbeing info and support.

Click here to find out more about what we do

Our approach to mental health is grounded in a set of beliefs and assumptions that underpins all of our work. We believe in celebrating diversity, empowering and mobilising young people to make change, and that catering to the unique strengths, interests and circumstances surrounding young people is key. Our approach centres on collaboration and partnership, building relationships between individuals, peers and communities.

Each day is as engaging and fulfilling as the last, and with a network of supportive, community minded people, we hope you’ll feel welcome here. As a thank you, we like to compensate our employees for the important work they do with a range of benefits including a flexible leave policy (38 days), healthcare cost assistance with HealthShield, flexible and hybrid working arrangements, enhanced sick pay, parental leave, continual training and development, free yoga and reiki, and more (subject to contractual terms and conditions).

A Willingness to Work with Difference

At OTR, whatever your role or professional background, you will be expected to work in a way that is anti-oppressive and inclusive. A key focus for OTR is to develop an organisation that is inclusive for all but we do not claim to be experts in this. We are committed to continuous learning and improvement in these areas and invite you to join us on this journey.

OTR recognises the benefits to individual practice and organisational credibility of having a diverse community of staff and volunteers and to this end is continually working towards building and maintaining an environment which values and pursues diversity accordingly.

We recognise that tackling systemic inequality, prejudice, racism and oppressive practice requires each of us to actively engage, self-examine and make changes where necessary, in order to improve access and equitable experience for all in society and all of those who come through our doors at OTR.

Job Description: Young_Persons_Therapist_11_18_Next_Link_Plus_Job_Pack.pdf