Organisation: Hackney Council > Children, Adults & Community Health
Job number: HC02224
Fixed Term / Secondment
Salary Range: £50,000 - £60,000
PO8, £52,089 - £ 53,112 per annum
1 Year Fixed Term Contract / Secondment Opportunity (with the possibility of an extension)
As a Clinical Supervisor within the Hackney Children and Families Clinical Service, you will provide high quality and effective clinical supervision and line management to Specialist Clinical Practitioners 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.
Hackney’s Clinical Service is a well-established specialist CAMHS and 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 User Involvement, and to providing a range of evidence-based approaches including Systemic, Attachment-focused, Cognitive-Behavioural and Psycho-therapeutic interventions. We offer an attractive CPD package and opportunities to undertake service-related research.
Reporting to the Head of Clinical Practice, 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 receipt of services via Targeted Youth Support, Family Support, Children’s Social Care and the Youth Offending Team. This includes children who are In Need, subject to Child Protection Plans, and Looked After and who have a range of complex needs in relation to their emotional health and well-being. You will supervise several members of the clinical team, ensuring that assessment and treatment plans are evidence-based, collaborative, outcome-focused and 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.
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/or substantial experience in managing and supervising clinical 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.
Please contact Dr Laura Smith, Head of Clinical Practice via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to arrange an informal discussion about the role.
If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please visit our website www.hackney.gov.uk/jobs-careers to apply.
Please include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
After you have submitted your application form, the next stage of the recruitment process will be to complete an online verbal reasoning and behavioural test. The link will be sent to you within 3 days after the application closing date. The email you receive will be from the test site, Skills Arena. Please contact the recruitment team on 0208 356 8845 if you do not receive the test within 3 working days once the role is closed. Please do not contact us prior to the 3 working days.
Closing date for applications: 07 December 2018, (22:59pm)
Assessment / Interview Date(s): To be advised
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 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
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.
Expiration Date: 07/12/2018