Clinical Supervisor - Children & Families Services

Job Title: Clinical Supervisor - Children & Families Services
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hackney
Salary: £53,133 - £54,174
Job Published: August 24, 2020 10:52

Job Description

Clinical Supervisor - Children & Families Services

£53,133 - £54,174

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 Psychotherapeutic interventions. We offer an attractive CPD package and opportunities to undertake service-related research.

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.

Reporting to the Clinical Lead, Children and Families Service, 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 wellbeing. You will supervise several members of the clinical team, ensuring that assessment and treatment plans are evidence-based, collaborative, outcome-focussed 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.

You 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.

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.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, 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.

Please contact Emma Keaveney-Cook, Clinical Lead, Children and Families via email at for further information and to arrange an informal discussion about the role.

Closing date for applications: 06 September 2020

Assessment / 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.