Harmful Sexual Behaviour Therapist

Company: ISP

Location: Remote

Contract Type: Full-time, Part-time, Casual

Closing Date: 31 July 2024

Salary: Up to £55 per hour

Specific Hours: Full time, Part time

Harmful Sexual Behaviour Therapist

Harmful Sexual Behaviour Therapist

Contract Type: Self Employed
Terms: Up to £55 per hour
National, remote working  


The Polaris Community is an established children’s services provider that delivers diverse, innovative and high-quality services, building brighter futures for as many children, young people and families as possible. 

Working across the continuum of care in health, social care and education services, we are working to support young people and those that look after them. 

With the skills to engage, motivate and challenge, we are looking for a therapeutic practitioner to work within our multi-disciplinary team. You will be able to listen and respond sensitively and appropriately to children, young people and their families/foster carers, working with them in a structured way to build on the existing strengths to achieve positive change. 

With a background in working therapeutically care, youth work, education, or other related area and an understanding of the challenges faced by children, young people and families, it is essential that you have previous experience of working with children and families/foster carers as well as a sound knowledge of safeguarding procedures. 

What we are looking for: 

Polaris are looking for therapists who can carry out 1:1 HSB assessment and intervention work with children and young people, and provide expert advice, consultation and training.to families and professional networks where children/young people are displaying sexually concerning or harmful behaviour.  

You will 

  • Actively model a robust commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people by working with key partner agencies within the Safeguarding Board community to implement the agreed policy and practice guidance, including the framework for investigation, assessment and treatment of children and young people where there is a risk of sexual harm to others. 
  • Investigate allegations and undertake assessments and risk analysis – following the AIM (Assessment Intervention and Management) Model and provide interventions to children and young people exhibiting sexually abusive behaviour. 
  • Provide professional consultation and clinical supervision to peers and colleagues from other agencies/organisations. 

Role Responsibilities

  • Work within internal and nationally recognised clinical governance frameworks, to ensure that all families receive a safe, high quality, consistent service.
  • Work within an integrated multi-disciplinary team, including participating in Social Care and other appropriate meetings.
  • Provide training and consultations to the team around the child. This could be within staff meetings, or one to one etc.
  • To provide assessment and intervention where complex sexual behavioural issues are a primary concern; alongside a multi-agency team
  • To use a range of evidence based and therapeutic intervention models to reduce the risk of any further abuse
  • Deliver specialist interventions for children/young people with sexually harmful behaviours and their family’s/carer’s.
  • To understand and assist managing the risk for the child and other children within the laws and legislation
  • To communicate with appropriate managers internally and externally where there continue to be concerns regarding risk
  • To work autonomously and exercise full responsibility for a complex caseload of children and young people with sexually harmful behaviour needs
  • To chair and attend relevant multi-disciplinary professional meetings and coordinate local risk assessments and intervention with family/carers and representatives of all key agencies.
  • To provide expert procedural and professional advice to all agencies working with children and young people with sexually harmful behaviour
  • Maintain accurate electronic recordings of assessments completed and interventions regarding sexually harmful behaviour and to prepare written reports as and when required including at the end of any intervention
  • Maintain up to date knowledge and skills by undertaking training and keeping up to date with the latest research.
  • Availability to offer additional time for consultation/networking/support as and when required

Essential Criteria: 

  • Counselling and/or Therapy Qualification, professional registration with BACP, UKCP, HCPC or equivalent professional body at the discretion of Polaris recruitment, your own clinical supervision arrangements and professional indemnity insurance
  • Recognised training (AIM or equivalent in assessment and intervention) and experience in working with harmful sexual behaviour
  • Have experience of using AIM assessment and intervention with children and adolescents
  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • Can work effectively as part of a team and individually
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Understanding of trauma, attachment and children across the continuum of care, as well as the THRIVE model.
  • Have an understanding and/or experience of supporting asylum seekers and refugees or be willing to undertake CPD in this area if necessary.
  • A high level of organisation, good written and verbal communication
  • To be resilient and able to work well under pressure
  • Have completed or be willing to undertake training and CPD in working with children and young people.
  • You must hold a UK Full driving license and be prepared to travel. 

If you are creative, reliable and able to work in a structured way, and want to join a dynamic team who are committed to achieving positive outcomes for children’s and families then we want to hear from you.

To be considered please do apply today. This advert may be removed early if sufficient applications are received prior to the stated closing date.

The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS Check, cost of which will be met by ISP 

ISP is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates. 

ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Apply now