Family Trauma Team Clinician
Hours: Part-time (17.5 hours per week) – five sessions with two sessions to be worked on Wednesday
Salary: £30,000 to £50,000 per annum FTE, depending on experience, plus 6% contributory pension scheme
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families supports distressed children and their families through innovative therapeutic practice and research, training and promoting awareness of mental health issues. In April 2019, the Centre opened its new Centre of Excellence located in King’s Cross.
The Centre values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community and would actively seek to increase the diversity of our Family Trauma team, which currently has professionals from a range of backgrounds. We are seeking to recruit from both diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
Family Trauma Team
The team is focused on improving the fundamental relationship between an infant, child, young person, and their primary carer where there has been an experience of neglect, maltreatment and/or trauma within the family, including where there is conflict in the carer/parent relationship. The Family Trauma team bring together several specialisms in relation to working with family and developmental trauma. This is a multi-disciplinary team which works closely and collaboratively in carrying out joint assessments and interventions with the whole family system. We are seeking to recruit two Family Therapists to join the Family Trauma Team.
The two successful candidates will have numerous training opportunities, including in structured assessments such as the story stems and child attachment interview, Mentalisation-based treatment for children and training in working with high conflict separated parents. As well as 1:1 supervision there will be access to peer supervision groups and, due to complexity, most cases are co-worked.
The post-holder will be home-based for some work during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic but will also do some face-to-face work with our most vulnerable clients. This work will be carried out in a safe and closely supervised environment whilst the pandemic persists. The face-to-face contact and work after the pandemic will be based at the Anna Freud Centre, 4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH.
Please email Recruitment@annafreud.org if you require assistance or experience difficulties in applying. Please note all our posts require candidates to have the Right to Work in the UK at the time of applying.
For an informal discussion, please contact Katherine Mautner, Senior Clinician, on 020 7794 2313 / Katherine.Mautner@annafreud.org or Emma Morris, Project Lead, on 020 7794 2313 / Emma.Morris@annafreud.org.
Closing date for applications
Midday (12pm), Monday 12 April 2021.
Notification of interview
Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Friday 16 April 2021.
Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 21st April 2021.
How to apply
For more information about this role and to apply, please go to annafreud.org/vacancies/
We are unable to accept CVs and kindly request no contact from agencies.