Careers

You’ll find details of any current vacancies we have posted below.

Whatever opportunity you’re interested in, working at OTR is a hugely rewarding experience, and we invest heavily in the progression of all our staff and volunteers.

All appointments at OTR are made subject to an enhanced DBS check.

 

Peer Navigators

Looking to get into the field of youth mental health?

We are excited to be recruiting for the next wave of OTR Peer Navigators. We’re looking for people to join OTR’s social movement who are passionate about supporting and empowering young people.

As a Peer Navigator, you will help young people navigate support as they access mental health services. You will also represent OTR at various events, as part of the Membership Team.

This role requires a six-month commitment from the end of March to September. You will be able to volunteer at either Monday Hubs between 3:30-7:30pm and / or Saturday Hubs between 9:30am-1:30pm (if this is difficult there maybe other volunteering times – please call to discuss!)

There will be an option of a six-month training course called ‘Adolescent Mental Health in Practice’, which will train you in all areas in youth mental health. You will also be provided supervision and travel expenses will be covered. We aim to train and equip you over the six months to being ‘work-ready’ – at which point you’ll be offered an interview to join the Support Staff team at OTR.

You do not need any qualifications or pervious experience in this field.

Interviews | 7th March (evening) or 8th March (afternoon).

Peer Navigator Bootcamp | 22nd/23rd/24th March (this will set you up for the volunteering programme!)

To find out more and to apply, contact laura@otrbristol.org.uk by 2nd March.

 

Volunteer Therapists

OTR is currently looking for volunteer therapists who would like to work as part of a vibrant team delivering mental health support to young people (11-25 year olds), promoting wellbeing and managing distress.

This placement may involve working as part of in-house teams, as part of a team working in schools, or in the community.

You will be creative and open to multiple therapeutic modalities. You will be able to work with 11-25 year old young people and will have at least one year’s experience of working in a supporting/helping role with young people/adults.

Placements are open to all specialities of therapists, including but not limited to: art, counselling, CBT, drama, systemic, or play therapy. However, therapists will be willing to work outside their modality, in a general relational approach, if required by the young person.

Minimum trainee supervision requirements, as per BACP regulations, will be fully covered by OTR. Positions are available in Old Market (Bristol) and Yate (South Glos).

Please send your CV and a separate cover letter in a document to john@otrbristol.org.uk.

Closing date | March 9th

Interviews | March 15th and March 19th

Induction | March 29th, 9am – 5pm. All therapists must be able to attend the induction day.

 

Placements & Volunteering

We offer voluntary opportunities for both qualified and student practitioners. You can expect to play a full part in the OTR experience for young people so you will need to be able to commit to at least five hours per week.

Please note, this is a competitive process and you will at least need to be in the third/final year of a recognised professional qualification. Experience working directly with young people in a related capacity is also an advantage. We provide regular in-house multi-disciplinary group supervision as well as training and expenses.

Here at OTR we really do embrace diversity, so we’re less interested in your theoretical orientation than your ability to build relationships with young people. All our volunteers work within our city centre service, which runs six days a week and offers brief interventions.

Please note that a condition of any placement here at OTR is a willingness to work with difference. Whatever your role or professional background, you will be expected to work across different categories of ethnicity, race, social class, disability, faith, gender and sexual diversity. You will also need to be willing to work across our entire age range – from 11 to 25 (inclusive) and to engage with the full diversity of issues that young people can and do bring to OTR.

We take this bit seriously, so our promise to you is that we will encourage, support and develop your capability in working trans-culturally and with difference while you are with us.

You can apply at any time, just drop us a line at recruitment@otrbristol.org.uk with a note on your background, availability, and attach your CV.

Once we receive your application we’ll be in touch when vacancies arise that match your availability to arrange an interview with one of the team.