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  • Venture Trust - Outdoor Therapist

    Created: 11/06/2024
    News/Events Category: Job Vacancies

    Post: Outdoor Therapist 
    Contract: Fixed-term for 18 months
    Reports to: Locality Manager 
    Salary: £27,900 per annum


    Venture Trust is looking for an Outdoor Therapist based in Fife (and potentially other localities) to join one of their locality teams on a fixed-term basis for 18 months. Their Outdoor Therapists work with people experiencing complex life circumstances. They provide outdoor therapy to support clients to move forwards in ways that are meaningful for them. They work with clients to explore and reflect through individual (and sometimes) group therapy.

    Venture's Outdoor Therapy Service is offered mostly outdoors in urban green spaces, and on occasion, online. It is aimed at adults aged 16+, as well as younger people aged 10-16.

    Venture's Outdoor Therapists:

    • Are therapists registered with an appropriate professional body who can work thoughtfully and ethically with a client group that can have complex clinical presentations
    • Are able to work individually to meet the specific needs of their clients whilst maintaining high professional standards
    • Have personal or professional experience of outdoor environments and the capacity to articulate the reasoning behind working therapeutically in natural environment
    • Are able to work reflectively and effectively within a team and be committed to working towards the aims of the service and the organisation

    Ideal Candidates will have:

    • Experience working with younger people aged 10-16
    • Experience of facilitating therapeutic groups and reflective spaces
    • Experience of training other professionals, particularly mental health professionals
    • Specific experience of Venture's client groups, for example, with hard-to-reach young people, homelessness, forensic clients
    • Training and experience of working with complex trauma presentations
    • Qualifications to support working in outdoor environments

    ​For the full job description of this role, please click here. Please note that the successful applicant will be expected to work in Fife, for a period of 18 months, and may be asked to work in other locations. 

    How to apply 

    For more information and to apply, please visit Venture's job board and submit your completed application form. They do not accept CVs. 

    If you have the skills and experience we are looking for, and want to play an important role in enabling people to achieve lasting change in their lives, they want to hear from you.

    If you have any queries relating to this vacancy or about how to apply, please e-mail [email protected]

    The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Monday 24 June 2024. Interviews will be held week commencing 01 July 2024. 

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