Clinical Supervisor - Children & Families Service
- Contract Type
- Part Time
As a Clinical Supervisor within the Hackney Children and Families Clinical Service, you will provide high quality and effective clinical supervision and line management delivering assessments and interventions to children, young people, and their families. You will also provide advice, consultation and training to professionals and clients of the service, to ensure the best possible outcomes for the children and families with whom we work. There will be opportunities for you to contribute to and lead on specialist service developments and to deliver training; for example, through our in-house systemic training programme and specialist foster carer training curriculum. This role is leading a hub that supports social workers at the Front Door, with Children in Need and Family Intervention & Support Services.
Hackney’s Clinical Service is a well-established specialist CAMHS. Thoughtful and dynamic, it has a strong learning culture, as well as ongoing ties to local and national partners in developing best practice. We have a strong commitment to involving young people and families, and to providing a range of evidence-based approaches including Systemic, Attachment & Trauma -focused, Cognitive-Behavioural and Psychotherapeutic interventions within an anti-racist framework. We offer an attractive CPD package including in-house Systemic Training and there are opportunities to undertake service-related research.
Recent developments in the service include pilot projects for:
- Children at the Edge of Care using a Solution-focused/systemic approach
- Parental conflict using a Tree of Life Approach
- Supporting respectful initial Child & Family Assessments using Open Dialogue
- Multi-disciplinary Court Assessments that actively consider social context & power.
Reporting to the Clinical or Systemic Lead, you will be part of a highly specialist and integrated Clinical Service that delivers high quality specialist assessments and multi-modal interventions to children who are in need of support (CIN), children subject to Child Protection Plans, Children Looked After and Children and families in court proceedings and who have a range of complex needs in relation to their emotional health and wellbeing. You will supervise several members of the multidisciplinary clinical team, ensuring that assessment and treatment plans are evidence-based, collaborative, outcome-focussed and foreground the social determinants to mental ill health, whilst all being completed in a timely and professional manner.
Dynamic, innovative, committed, and passionate, you’ll bring a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to the challenge of working with vulnerable children and families. You will take a lead role in the development of the Clinical Service at strategic and operational levels, helping to shape clinical practice in a local authority at the forefront of innovative work with children and families. You will also work closely with social work colleagues in your area, offering Consultation and reflective practice to a busy social care workforce.
Candidates must hold a UK recognised psychology, systemic psychotherapy, or equivalent qualification (with current professional registration) with a minimum of three years post-qualifying experience in delivering specialist therapies to children and families from a range of backgrounds. You will have Clinical Supervision training and experience in managing and supervising clinical and professional staff in a child and family service setting, and be able to demonstrate continuing professional development, including advanced post-qualification training in relevant areas.
An enhanced DBS check is required.
If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey, please click on the apply button below.
The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge, and experience.
This application process replaces a supporting statement.
Closing date for applications: 24 May 2022.
Interview date: 14 & 15 June 2022.
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