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“I am so fortunate to work for an incredible not-for-profit.  It’s a wonderfully diverse and inclusive organisation which puts emphasis into staff wellbeing, support and professional development.” 

-Nessie Staff Member-

Nessie’s staff is at the heart of our mission. PAYE staff enjoy the benefits of supervision, pension, sick pay, regular CPD, named manager, peer supervision groups, wellbeing group and the opportunity to work with a range of professionals from different disciplines. 

     

    Available Positions

    We are currently looking for the following team members

    • Youth Workers (EBSA focussed)
    • Specialist Family Support Workers (EBSA focussed)
    • Autism/LD Specialists (EBSA focussed)
    • Arts Therapists / Integrtative Counsellors (EBSA focussed)
    • Arts Therapists / Counsellors
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    Youth Worker (Emotional-Based School Avoidance Focus)

    Key Information:  

    • Salary: £18,000 – £24,000 per annum (pro rata) dependent on experience
    • Location: Hybrid working from home and across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
    • Hours: 37 hours per week (job share options available)
      You may have to work flexible hours to accommodate a young person’s needs and commitments, such as work and school hours.
    • Contract: 1 year fixed term in the first instance
    • Reports to: Clinical Lead and CEO

    Over the time I have worked with Nessie I have received invaluable CPD, made connections with a wonderful team of individuals and developed both professionally and personally. I would recommend Nessie not only as a great service… but a great employer.

    -Nessie Therapist-

    About the role:

    We are seeking two full-time equivalent passionate and dedicated Youth Workers to join our team
    in supporting children and young people with Emotional Based School Attendance (EBSA) across
    Cambridge and Peterborough. The Youth Workers will play a crucial role in implementing and
    delivering programs aimed at supporting the mental health and well-being of children and young
    people in the community in this newly commissioned project.

    Please complete the online Nessie Application Form and attach a CV and cover letter outlining how your experience meets the requirements of the Job Description and Person Specification

    Application closing date: 5pm Monday 10th June 2024
    Invitation for interview: You will hear if you have been shortlisted for interview by Thursday 13th June 2024
    Interviews for successful applicants will be held on Monday 17th June, Thursday 20th June and Friday 21st June
    Start date: To be discussed at interview

    Specialist Family Support Worker (Emotional-Based School Avoidance Focus)

    Key Information:  

    • Salary: £18,000 – £24,000 per annum (pro rata) dependent on experience
    • Location: Hybrid working from home and across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
    • Hours: 19 hours per week (job share options available – you may have to work early mornings, evenings and weekends to accommodate the family’s
      needs and commitments, such as work and school hours).
    • Contract: 1 year fixed term in the first instance
    • Reports to: Clinical Lead and CEO

    About the role:

    As a specialist family support worker, you will offer practical help, emotional and mental health support and facilitate webinars for families of children and young people who are struggling to attend school settings. Based from home and across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough where there has been increasing concern about children and young people’s (CYP) mental health as a result of the pandemic. This role is ideal for anyone hoping to make a positive impact on the lives of children, young people and their families.

    Please complete the online Nessie Application Form and attach a CV and cover letter outlining how your experience meets the requirements of the Job Description and Person Specification

    Application closing date: 5pm Monday 10th June 2024
    Invitation for interview: You will hear if you have been shortlisted for interview by Thursday 13th June 2024
    Interviews for successful applicants will be held on Monday 17th June, Thursday 20th June and Friday 21st June
    Start date: To be discussed at interview

    Autism/LD Specialist (Emotional-Based School Avoidance Focus)

    Key Information:  

    • Salary: £24,000 – £32,000 per annum (pro rata) dependent on experience and qualifications
    • Location: Hybrid working from home and across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
    • Hours: 37 hours per week (job share options available)
    • Contract: 1 year fixed term in the first instance
    • Reports to: Clinical Lead and CEO

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    About the role:

    We are seeking three highly skilled and compassionate Autism/LD Specialists to join our thriving Neuro-diversity support team. You will be working as part of a team in supporting children and young people with Emotional Based School Attendance across Cambridgeshire and
    Peterborough identifying underlying factors to their difficulties and addressing need through Nessie’s targeted levels of support. The Autism/LD Specialist will play a key role in providing individualised support and interventions to neurodiverse individuals and their families, helping them to thrive and reach their full potential. More training will be provided to enable the specialists to run groups and 1-1 targeted support.

    Please complete the online Nessie Application Form and attach a CV and cover letter outlining how your experience meets the requirements of the Job Description and Person Specification

    Application closing date: 5pm Monday 10th June 2024
    Invitation for interview: You will hear if you have been shortlisted for interview by Thursday 13th June 2024
    Interviews for successful applicants will be held on Monday 17th June, Thursday 20th June and Friday 21st June
    Start date: To be discussed at interview

    Arts Therapist or Integrative Counsellor (Music, Drama, Art or Movement) (Emotional-Based School Avoidance Focus)

    Key Information:  

    • Salary: £32,625.84 – £34,193.00 per annum (pro rata) dependent on experience
    • Location: Hybrid working from home and across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
    • Hours: 30 hours per week (job share options available – You may have to work flexible hours to accommodate a young person’s needs and commitments, such as work and school hours.)
    • Contract: 1 year fixed term in the first instance
    • Reports to: Clinical Lead and CEO

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    Nessie Arts Therapists and Counsellors receiving CPD

    About the role:

    We are looking to expand our thriving community of creative arts therapists and holistic counsellors to support children and young people with our newly commissioned Emotional Based School Attendance (EBSA) program across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The
    roles are best suited for applicants that can work autonomously, balancing a busy caseload, including travel and supervision.

    Please complete the online Nessie Application Form and attach a CV and cover letter outlining how your experience meets the requirements of the Job Description and Person Specification

    Application closing date: 5pm Monday 10th June 2024
    Invitation for interview: You will hear if you have been shortlisted for interview by Thursday 13th June 2024
    Interviews for successful applicants will be held on Monday 17th June, Thursday 20th June and Friday 21st June
    Start date: To be discussed at interview

    Special Educational Needs Support Advisor  (Emotional-Based School Avoidance Focus)

    Key Information:  

    • Salary: £33,000 – £36,557 per annum (pro rata) dependent on experience
    • Location: Hybrid working from home and across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
    • Hours: (2 posts available) 1 full-time and 1 part-time posts available (job share options available)
    • Contract: 1 year fixed term in the first instance
    • Reports to: Clinical Lead and CEO

    Over the time I have worked with Nessie I have received invaluable CPD, made connections with a wonderful team of individuals and developed both professionally and personally. I would recommend Nessie not only as a great service… but a great employer.

    -Nessie Therapist-

    About the role:

    We are seeking a compassionate, supportive and experienced Special Education Needs Support Advisor with expertise in addressing emotional-based school avoidance to join our team.

    The primary responsibility of this role is to provide specialised support and intervention for schools who are supporting children and young people (CYP) with emotional distress or anxiety related to attending school, ensuring that they receive the necessary assistance to overcome barriers to planning and successfully supporting the CYP in the educational environment. This person will be aware of the different learning difficulties and disabilities classified as SEN, and how schools can provide equity to each child depending on their own individual needs. At a time when schools feel under-resourced and levels of EBSA are increasing partnership work and a strength-building approach are key to the success of this project. As a SEN Advisor within our voluntary sector service, you will play a crucial role in supporting children struggling to attend school. You will work closely with school staff, parents, and other professionals to ensure that children receive appropriate support and access to education.

    Please complete the online Nessie Application Form and attach a CV and cover letter outlining how your experience meets the requirements of the Job Description and Person Specification

    Application closing date: Friday 17th May 2024

    Invitation for interview: You will hear if you have been shortlisted for interview by Tuesday 21st May 2024

    Interviews for successful applicants will be held on Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th and Friday 31st May

    Start date: August/September (to be discussed at interview)

    Arts Therapists and Counsellors

    Available Locations include:  

    • Hertfordshire  
    • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
    • Freelance rate: £32.50 per session
    • PAYE Salary: £32,625.84 – £34,193.00 per annum (pro rata, minimum of 2 days per week)

    It means a great deal to work in a Team and environment that feels supportive and encouraging of my development as a Therapist. I feel very proud to work for Nessie

    -Nessie Therapist-

    About the role:

    NESSIE IN ED CIC aims to support for children and young people’s emotional and mental health by providing a range of therapeutic services; being based in educational and community settings; supporting families; supporting staff and linking closely with other services and the national agenda. We are a people first, not for profit organisation who values diversity.

    NESSie is looking for dynamic arts therapists / counsellors to join our growing team supporting children and young people, families and professionals.

    This job has arisen due to a rise in need from professionals and families for targeted and coordinated therapeutic provision in schools (both mainstream and SEND settings) and community settings across areas of Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

    Reporting to:

    Clinical Supervisor and Operations Manager

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    • The provision of 1-1 and group Dramatherapy / Arts Therapy / Counselling
    • Travelling between settings to deliver targeted support (Ability to drive is desirable)
    • To offer regular staff and parent meetings
    • Work closely with behaviour services, DSPL (Delivering Special Provision Locally) management, ASD/ SEND and local agencies and maintain positive working relationships with all individuals around the child providing support in line with IThrive model: https://www.healthyyoungmindsinherts.org.uk/professionals/what-ithrive
    • To work closely with Operations Manager to plan a systemic, transparent, and fair support across the area with consultation from statutory services.
    • To work closely as part of a small team to gather feedback both qualitative and quantitative that informs the development work.

    Please complete the online Nessie Application Form and attach a CV and cover letter outlining how your experience meets the requirements of the Job Description and Person Specification

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