Outdoor Therapist

  • Full time
  • £27,900
  • Remote: Fife
  • Closing 24th June 2024

  • Advertised from 20th May 2024


At Venture Trust, we are looking for another Outdoor Therapist based in Fife (though may be asked to work in other localities) to join one of our locality teams on a fixed-term basis for 18 months.

​Our Outdoor Therapists work with people experiencing complex life circumstances. They provide Outdoor Therapy in the hope 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.

​Our Outdoor Therapy Service is offered mostly outdoors in urban greenspaces, and on occasion, online. It is aimed at adults aged 16+, as well as younger people aged 10-16.

​Successful candidates will:

  • be therapists registered with an appropriate professional body who can work thoughtfully and ethically with a client group that can have complex clinical presentations
  • be 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 will have the capacity to articulate the reasoning behind working therapeutically in natural environment
  • be 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 the client groups that Venture Trust engages with, for example, with hard-to-reach young people, homelessness, forensic clients
  • had training and have experience of working with complex trauma presentations
  • qualifications to support working in outdoor environments

The full job description, can be downloaded here.

In return, we offer a range of generous benefits including a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible and hybrid working, an employee benefits package and a joint contributory pension scheme. We also offer a great working culture that embraces our core values of courage, care, curiosity and collaboration in all we do.

​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, we want to hear from you.

Application notes

For more information and to apply, please visit our job board, or alternatively, if you have any questions about this vacancy, please e-mail hrteam@venturetrust.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on 24th June 2024

Interviews: w/c 1st July 2024