Lead Therapist

Job Title: Lead Therapist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kent
Salary: Starting salary £46,734 per annum
Reference: REF/TP/650/2095
Contact Name: Rachel Dobson
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 02, 2021 09:48

Job Description

Lead Therapist

Starting salary £46,734 per annum

Permanent Full Time, 37 hours per week

Maidstone, Kent

We are committed to supporting adopted children and their families into adulthood. We are looking for an experienced Lead Therapist to join our service at an exciting time as we have recently become a Regional Adoption Agency. The post holder will provide leadership to a range of stakeholders within the Service and other support agencies that we work with to meet the needs of our families.   

The Lead Therapist will help us provide an excellent adoption support service that identifies children’s therapeutic needs at an early stage and contributes clinical oversight to a comprehensive multi-disciplinary service that seeks to meet these needs alongside other relevant services.  

If you have extensive clinical experience, have the ability to think strategically and analytically and want to be part of a dynamic, forward thinking service, we are keen to hear from you.

Interviews will be held on 23th June 2021.

About Us:

Adoption Partnership South East is a new regional adoption agency, delivering adoption services for the London Borough of Bexley, Kent County Council, and Medway Council. Bringing together our expertise, we are committed to achieving the best for all our children across the region. Our agency launched in November 2020.

We are committed to ensuring that children are able to remain in the care of their parents and birth families wherever possible. However, where it is not possible to achieve stability for the child within the birth family, we work to achieve alternative permanent arrangements for the child within a family setting and these include adoption.

The adoption service abides by equal opportunities legislation and the policies of each Partner. The service works positively and respectfully with all service users and partner agencies regardless of race, colour, religion, language, culture, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or age. Every attempt with be made to secure an adoptive family which meets a child’s emotional and developmental needs considering their ethnicity, religion, language, culture, gender, and disability considering the need to avoid undue delay.


This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

For further information about the role responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

The vacancy reference number is REF/TP/650/2095. Please contact Rachel Dobson, Service Manager, via or 03000 42050 to arrange a time to discuss the post.  

Closing date: Midnight 17th June 2021.