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We care about our staff and pride ourselves on a workplace culture built around high quality, rewarding and meaningful work.
Would you like to apply your professional skills within an organisation striving to make a positive and transformative impact on child and family mental health?
You’ll find these values reflected across our team, from our dedicated trustees to our highly skilled clinicians and passionate support staff.
We are currently recruiting for the following vacancies:
Would you like to work for an organisation that helps transform the lives of vulnerable children and their families? Can you turn your hand to anything administrative and help out in a busy office with everything from sorting out someone’s IT problems to ordering hand towels?
We are looking for a friendly and proactive individual to join our passionate and committed team. You will have the confidence to work on your own initiative and deal with people at all levels of seniority. You will be friendly, with a ‘can-do’ attitude, and motivated by helping to make sure that this busy organisation runs smoothly. You will be proficient in Word and Excel and able to pick up other systems with ease. In return, we can offer flexible working arrangements, the chance to be part of a small but highly motivated team and the possibility of progression in the future.
This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to make a real difference to a local charity in a flexible role.
This post is for 3 days, 21 hours per week (can be worked flexibly over 5 days with some cover commitments), but we are open to different arrangements so please express on your application if you would like to work in a different way. E.g. if you would like to work term time only.
Salary £19,000 - £22,000 pro rata, depending on experience.
For an informal discussion about the post or the work of the Bridge Foundation, contact Annabelle Patel Operations and Finance Director email@example.com
Please see the job description for further details. To apply, please complete the Application Form (downloads as word document) and send with a CV to Thesliya Latheef, The Bridge Foundation, 13 Sydenham Road, Bristol BS6 5SH. Thesliya.firstname.lastname@example.org. Office: 0117 942 4510
Please note, we cannot accept applications unless our completed application form and a CV are received.
Closing date: 9 am, Monday 16th October
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 25th October and can be online if you are not in Bristol that day.
We expect to be recruiting for this post in the next few months. Contact us for an informal chat in the meantime if you are interested.
Our ever-expanding Bridge Psychotherapy Service at the Bridge Foundation in Bristol is looking for a suitably qualified and experienced therapist to join our lively, supportive and experienced team based in Cotham, Bristol. You will have extensive experience of working as a child and adolescent therapist which may have been gained during training so Newly Qualified Psychotherapists are welcome to apply.
The Bridge Foundation is a Bristol based charity, which has been delivering a range of clinical and training services relating to the needs of children, young people, families and adults for nearly 40 years.
The work is challenging, varied and interesting. You will be offering assessments, brief interventions or longer term psychoanalytic / psychodynamic psychotherapy for children, parents and families. Clinical cases are funded by the individual / family attending or commissioned by Social Services, The Adoption Support Fund or by other commissioners.
This is a permanent post of up to 4 days per week and you will be expected to offer 20 clinical sessions per week, with at least 6 of them being offered at after school times. Some sessions are likely to be delivered remotely.
You will join a psychoanalytic supervision group at The Bridge Foundation as well as receiving individual supervision and attending staff meetings etc. This is included in the up to 4 days.
For further information please see the Job Description.
Are you a trainee counsellor or in the process of completing your psychodynamic training and keen to work alongside expert psychotherapists? Would you like to apply your skills and further your learning within an organisation with a long-standing reputation of excellence while you qualify?
Posts Commencing September for academic year 2023/24
The Bridge Foundation is a Bristol based charity providing a range of clinical and training services relating to the needs of children, young people, families and adults. We wish to recruit an Honorary Child Therapist to join our Bridge in Schools service.
This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced person to join a lively and skilled team, and gain experience of working with a psychodynamic approach in a school setting. Posts are based at schools in economically disadvantaged areas of the city.
We are seeking candidates with skills and experience in building therapeutic relationships with children from a breadth of social backgrounds. The successful applicant would need to demonstrate interest and experience of bringing psychodynamic thinking to therapeutic relationships with children. A professional background in education, health, mental health, or social work would be highly relevant.
Equally this post would suit qualified counsellors and therapists with an interest in developing a psychodynamic practice in a community setting. Applicants in the final year of their training will be considered in certain circumstances (i.e. training is psychodynamic or there is other evidence of a strong psychodynamic interest, e.g. experience of psychodynamic supervision/personal therapy).
Posts are for 1.5 day per week, comprised of 4 sessions in school and half a day attending a supervision group and staff meetings on Wednesday mornings based at the Bridge Foundation.
Volunteer therapists carry a caseload of up to 4 clinical sessions a week and are be required make a commitment to weekly work during term time for a minimum of one year.
Child protection and other relevant training is provided in line with service requirements.
Applications are invited by letter/email, explaining your interest in the post and the qualities you would bring to it, supported by an up-to-date CV and contact details of two referees, one of whom should be a current employer/clinical supervisor.
Please read through the job description carefully and address your application to the points on the person specification. Applications should be returned to Alice Coles, Senior Therapist, Bridge in Schools, The Bridge Foundation, 13 Sydenham Road, Bristol BS6 5SH, or email@example.com.
If you would like more information before making an application, please contact Alice and she will get in touch to arrange a phone call.
References of shortlisted candidates will be followed up before interview.
Would you like to make a difference and help children’s mental health? Do you have an interest/background in business and finance?
The Bridge Foundation in Bristol is looking to recruit a new Trustee to join its Board and play a key role in driving forward the charity at a critical time for mental health services.
This could be your chance to help shape the organisation during a period of both great opportunity and great challenge as The Bridge Foundation works to meet the increased demand for our services in schools and individually.
We are looking for candidates who have passion and commitment, can provide honest and thoughtful feedback and work collaboratively within our experienced team. We aim to keep a balance of skills and experience present on the Board and we are currently looking for trustees with an interest in business strategy and finance.
How to Apply:
If you’d like to apply, send your CV and cover letter (no more than 1 side A4) to firstname.lastname@example.org