We provide specialist residential care for children and young people who have typically experienced childhood trauma, and the breakdown of previous placements (for example in foster care).
Timeout Children’s Homes: Our Aims, Principles and Approach to Care
Timeout Children’s homes is a specialist therapeutic residential provision for children with multiple placement break-downs and attachment difficulties. The organisation is committed to offering solo and dual placements to children requiring a high level of nurture and emotional containment, together with Attachment-informed support and interventions.
We, in collaboration with partners, aim to meet the fundamental needs of the children placed with us. Many of these needs will have been unmet at previous points and so may be particularly chronic, or challenging to address.
Some children may come to Timeout with a particularly entrenched sense of their own powerlessness so they may need more opportunities to develop their self-efficacy than others. A large proportion of children come to Timeout with mental health and emotional difficulties for which they require the right, individualised support to resolve.
Our principles and approach to the care of the children have been developed from theory, research and practical experience of what is most ethical and effective in helping vulnerable children and young people achieve wellbeing and thrive over the long-term.
The clinical team provide individual therapy for children, and they also work systemically, for example supporting carers in understanding a child, as well as the impact of their own behaviour on the child, and how their support can help the child develop and find wellbeing.
Our vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment interventions in order to deliver Timeout’s Mission Statement:
An organisation can never be a true parent. However it can apply the values and principles of good parenting.
The role would include: clinical assessment, including the use of psychometrics; psychological therapy with children; consultation to staff teams; and supervision of others such as an assistant psychologist.
For a detailed job description, a person specification, and a description of Timeout Children’s Homes please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To discuss the role further please contact Janie Rymaszewska, Clinical Lead and Psychotherapist, on 01422 820 510
Experience of working with children who have experienced relational trauma is highly desirable.
Salary – £31,000 – 45,000 per annum, dependent on experience
Hours – 37.5 hours, Monday-Friday
Contract – Full time, Permanent
Location – Ripponden, near Halifax, West Yorkshire
• Health care plan (after 12 months of employment)
• Childcare vouchers
• Pension Scheme
“Timeout promotes child protection and the safeguarding of children through the services it provides to our children.”