Halliwell Homes is currently seeking Trainee Therapeutic Parents to join us in Greater Manchester, Cheshire & Lancashire.
We are a social enterprise that offers a clinically informed practice encompassing educational, fostering and residential care services. Our objective is to enhance the psychological wellbeing of young people within the care system through our restorative parenting recovery programme. We are the UK’s leading practitioner of the Pillars of Parenting: Authentic Warmth model of professional childcare.
To further expand and develop our psychological model of care, Halliwell are looking to recruit Trainee Therapeutic Parents to join our practice team working in our residential homes.
We are looking for graduate candidates with a relevant degree such as psychology and preferably with childcare experience who are prepared to study towards a post-graduate qualification through the Halliwell training and development programme.
As our Trainee Therapeutic Parents you need to be passionate about delivering real psychological recovery for children within the looked after system.
The increasing use of new technology in the provision of healthcare is starting to lead to some new career opportunities.
Key agencies are NHS Direct which recruits staff into ICT-related roles as well as qualified nurses and NHS Connecting for Health whose remit includes developing systems of health provision such as e-prescribing and the “choose and book” system for patients.
Similar opportunities are staring to occur on the NHS Jobs website but as job titles are not yet well-established, they are best found by trying search terms such as “telehealth”, “remote”, “mobile device”, etc*. on the advanced search (‘search by skills’) section of the site. Precise qualifications required are likely to vary.
There are also likely to be commercial software companies who are developing health-related programmes and applications.
Source: Abridged from a message received from via AGCAS ServiceLink
* Other search expressions that I have tried and work are “electronic”, “choose and book”, “e-prescribing” and “informatics”.
The Government’s aim of recruiting an extra 4,200 extra Health Visitors by 2015 has led to some discussions about possible accelerated training routes for the job.
Currently, potential Health Visitors usually need two years’ experience in Nursing before applying for training. However, new ideas include the possibility of on-the-job training or a direct entry training course.