Senior Therapist, Bradford Children's Trauma Therapy Service

Senior Therapist, Children’s Trauma Therapy Service, Bradford Family Action
Based in Bradford

22.2 hours per week

Grade 4 (lower) points 29-33: £35,064 - £39,123 FTE (£21,038.40 - £23,473.80 per annum)

Starting salary dependent on qualifications / experience

Permanent contract

Bradford Children’s Trauma Therapy Service offers specialist trauma and attachment-focussed therapy to children and families who have experienced sexual abuse, traumatic bereavement or Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and highly skilled psychotherapist or counsellor to join our service at a key time of service development.  

We work with the needs of the whole family in mind.  We are looking for an experienced psychotherapist or counsellor who is trauma and attachment-focused in their approach, has experience of working with children, young people and their parents/carers and is able to work systemically. This could include Child Psychotherapists, Drama or Art Therapists, Family Therapists, or Counsellors with additional training/experience in working with children and trauma.  

Working closely with the Service Manager and the other Senior Therapist you will offer leadership, support and supervision to the staff team including overseeing clinical triage and allocations process in the service. 

What will we offer you?

You will join a positive team passionate about delivering high quality therapy services with a strong commitment to continuous learning and development. We will support you to further develop your knowledge and skills in trauma and attachment therapies. You will have the opportunity to thrive in an innovative organisation that values your opinion, encourages learning and has the needs of children and families at its core. Family Action offers a generous pension scheme and leave entitlements.

Family Action are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in all that we do and we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities, because we are committed to increasing the representation of these groups at Family Action. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants and will reimburse your travel cost if you attend an interview.

As an organisation we are forward looking, ambitious and with a commitment to continuous improvement.  We are a people focused, can-do organisation that strives for excellence in all we do and operates with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills and experience then we look forward to hearing from you.

Our Values:

People focus, Mutual Respect, Excellence-in-all-we do and a Can-Do attitude.

If you can relate to these and have the necessary skills and attitude we can offer you:

  • A competitive salary, leave entitlement and pension scheme
  • Career development opportunities
  • A full induction and ongoing quality training
  • The opportunity to become part of Family Action initiatives
  • Flexible working hours
  • Managed workloads with regular supportive and reflective supervision

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Sian Kilcommons, Service Manager for the Children’s Trauma Therapy Service on 01274 651652 or email:

For an application pack and further information, please visit

Please email completed applications to:

Closing date: Friday 24th December 2021 at 09:00am

Interview date: Wednesday 12th January 2022

Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service that we consider acceptable.

Family Action offers good working conditions, a comprehensive training programme and a Group Personal Pension Scheme (GPPS). We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Job Description and Person Specification

Closing date: 24th December 2021 9:00am
Hours: 22.2
Salary: £35,064-£39,123 Pro Rata
Salary Frequency: Per annum
This job is connected with: Family Action