Clinical Psychologist – IGU
Salary Range: £43,599 - £45,594
The Integrated Gangs Unit is committed to working under a public health approach to tackling gang-related violence. We recognise the importance of achieving and promoting a greater understanding of the individuals who are involved with, or may potentially be affected by, group-based ‘gang’ offending. The approach to our work is underpinned by values which acknowledge the impact of the wider social, economic and health determinants.
Our unit is a multi-agency, co-located team that contains professionals from the London Borough of Hackney, outreach and community workers, Youth Offending Service, Probation, Police, and DWP whilst working in partnership with healthcare, voluntary sector organisations and local communities. Our aim is to fully incorporate this model to not only inform the response in tackling these types of offences and offending groups but to also:
- Work with young people to help prevent them from becoming involved in the first place with planned and holistic prevention strategies, along with a partnership wrap-around service.
- Identify those already at the earliest possible stage and provide them with alternative positive pathways.
Working in partnership to support the community is a key element of our work. By supporting and listening to those who are present in the areas we are working on a daily basis, we can help build strong relationships with local organisations and communities and create a legacy that will be recognised long after our work is completed.
This role will be responsible for:
- a moderate caseload of clients who will be in need of therapeutic intervention,
- building evaluation practices into the role,
- providing trauma-informed clinical support and training to IGU staff,
- assisting outreach workers with informal assessments and advice,
- working to integrate community psychology values and public health principles within the unit,
- advocating psychology services and providing a link between the IGU and Healthcare services.
The Integrated Gangs Unit sees this role as a vital step in fully embracing our response to gang violence as a public health issue with the aim of treating root causes and not simply addressing the symptoms.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
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.
Closing date for applications: 28 February 2021
Interview date: TBC
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.