Clinical Practitioner - Children and Families Service

Job Title: Clinical Practitioner - Children and Families Service
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: Hackney
Salary: £46,536 - £48,576
Contact Name: Temitope Ademosu
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 29, 2021 08:27

Job Description

You are invited to join our clinical team in Hackney, working in an innovative and integrated way within Children and Families Services. In this role, you will be supporting specialist assessments, therapeutic interventions to children, young people and their families and providing consultation and clinical expertise to professionals. As a team we are currently in a period of change and growth and looking for clinicians committed to social justice and anti-racist practice in their work with families, professionals and communities.

Clinicians within our service represent a range of disciplines, including Clinical Psychology, Systemic Psychotherapy, Child Psychotherapy, Forensic Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Art Therapy and Couples Therapy. They deliver high quality assessments and multi-modal, evidence-based interventions to children who have a wide range of presenting needs in relation to their emotional health and wellbeing, family lives and wider systems. Clinicians also provide complex assessments of children funded by the Adoption Support Fund. We offer assessments within the Public Law Outline and for the Youth Courts. Training provided by our Clinicians includes AFT-accredited postgraduate Systemic training, as well as training for foster carers and consultation to professionals from a range of disciplines. You will have the opportunity to join and be supervised by a rich team of diverse clinicians. Hackney Children and Families Services holds a commitment to Systemic practice. You will also have the opportunity to be part of innovative service developments, such as the Open Dialogue approach to assessments.

Hackney’s clinical service is well-established and has a strong learning culture as well as ongoing ties to local and national partners in developing best practice. You will have the opportunity to work across Children’s Social Care, Youth Justice, Early Help. As a clinical practitioner you will have the opportunity to be supervised by a Specialist Clinical Practitioner to deliver evidence-based assessments and deliver family and group interventions. Clinical supervision and line management is provided within the service in line with professional governance requirements.

Dynamic, innovative, committed and passionate, you’ll bring a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to the challenge of working with diverse children and families. Candidates must be in the qualifying year of an AFT accredited Family therapy course or in the final year of a UK recognised psychology or psychotherapy qualification. You must also evidence significant relevant experience in working with children and families from a range of backgrounds within a social care setting.

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.

For further information about the Clinical Practitioner post, please contact

Closing date for applications: 13 May 2021

Interview date(s): To be advised

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available

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