Senior Clinical Practitioner
£42,651 - £49,176
Every child and young person deserves a good start in life. But for some children, these formative years aren’t going as well as we’d hope – and that’s where the Youth Offending Team come in. We’re there to try and redress the balance for these young people, helping them find their way back to a point in which they can go on to lead fulfilling and stable lives – and you’ll be a key part of this crucial work.
Providing therapeutic interventions within the Youth Offending Service (YOS), you will advise clinical practitioners, YOS officers and other professionals on the most appropriate way to deal with a number of complex cases. Offering support to the children, young people, their families and carers, you will seek to ensure that they do no re-offend, working creatively to address their emotional and mental health needs. You will also determine whether young people pose a risk to the public, by contributing to the risk assessments and risk management plans, as well as safeguarding steps to promote their ongoing wellbeing. Analysing complex clinical data, you will monitor the effectiveness of the interventions being offered to each child, and the reports you produce will be used to secure appropriate treatments and court orders.
This role has the scope to transform the lives of every adolescent and every family you come into contact with. As such, your knowledge and experience of delivering evidence-based therapeutic services will be supported by your professional qualification in psychology, psychiatry, family therapy or child psychotherapy. With evidence of ongoing professional development, you will have a solid grasp of systemic interventions and methodologies, plus parenting capacity, risk, protective and environmental factors, child development and mental health. Able to work collaboratively with both children’s and youth justice agencies, your ability to lead clinical staff will prove essential.
At Southwark Council, we are committed to giving every child and young person the opportunity to develop their full potential. If you share our passion for enhancing and improving our services to ensure that ideal remains a reality, then we have a place for you in this supportive team.
A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level is required.
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Closing date: 14 June 2017.
Interview and assessment: 14 June 2017.