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OXPIP Parent-Infant Therapist in Training: March 2022 – February 2023 


Do you have an interest in working therapeutically with babies and parents? 

Are you able to commit to working in Oxfordshire?  

We have an exciting opportunity to join the OXPIP team as a Parent-Infant Therapist in Training. 3 new salaried training posts (at least two of which will be based in Banbury) have been created for professionals keen to train as Parent-Infant Therapists. The trainee will need to have a recognised professional clinical registration in any of the following or the equivalent: psychotherapy, psychodynamic counselling, psychology or arts therapies, through umbrella registering bodies such as UKCP, BCP, ACP, BPS, BACP, or HCPC.  We are looking for someone with strong therapeutic skills with a commitment to working psychodynamically/ psychoanalytically.  Trainees will be willing to work for OXPIP not only for the duration of this 12-month training but also for at least two years after successfully completing the training. 


OXPIP is a pioneering charity with a national reputation as a specialist in the field of parent-infant psychotherapy. For over 20 years we have helped parents and their babies to build close and loving relationships from the start of life. Our vision is to contribute to a more responsible and empathetic society through an intensive focus on positive early relationships and emotional well-being. 


OXPIP is at an exciting stage of its development and this role, part of a small team, offers an interesting and varied challenge, which will be very rewarding for the right candidates. 


To view the job description/ person specification please click on the link below

OXPIT Job Description


Hours: 15 hours per week – must include Wednesday and Friday mornings 


Location: Kidlington, Oxfordshire (some teaching and clinical work might also include Zoom) 


Salary range: £30,000 – 34,000 per annum, dependent on experience (full time equivalent for a 37.5 hr/week post) on a pro rata basis.  


The role will involve: 

  • Delivery of weekly parent-infant therapy sessions (4-5 clients per week) 

  • Maintaining clinical records 

  • Liaison and consultation with professional colleagues both within and outside of OXPIP 

  • Ensuring safeguarding of children and adults 

  • Attending clinical team meetings on a Wednesday morning 

  • Participating in individual and group supervision as well as 12 teaching seminars and 5 OXPIP short courses across a 12-month period (March 2022 – February 2023) 


Closing date: Wednesday 22nd December at 5pm 


Interviews will be on: Thursday 13th January 2022 


Please apply by using our application form, attached below, if you would like to speak to someone about the role please contact


OXPIP Application form






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