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 Children’s Social Care comes in. We’re there to try and get things back on track for children, young people and their parents and we have opportunities for suitably qualified mental health staff to be a key part of this crucial work.
We’re looking for both junior and senior clinicians for posts across the service, including Youth Offendng, Care and Permanence, and Safeguarding. The posts are suitable for qualified systemic therapists, clinical psychologists or those with equivalent qualifications.
You will be working within a systemic framework providing clinical expertise to assist social work or youth offending staff to manage risk and improve outcomes for children, young people, and their families. You’ll provide clinical assessments and interventions to the most vulnerable children and their families and provide consultation and clinical expertise to social work and YOS colleagues and other professionals. 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 assist with making the right decisions for children in care proceedings or in the criminal justice system.
In the senior roles, you will also be taking responsibilty for a particular service area (e.g. YOS, Care and Permanence), supervising and line managing the junor clinical staff in that service area, and working with the social work Head of Service to develop the contribution of the clinical staff in that area.
These roles have the scope to transform the lives of every child, adolescent, parent and carer you come into contact with. You will therefore need to have a solid grasp of a range of interventions and a proven record of working systemically to create change for children and families. We are currently particularly keen to meet applicants with skills in working with adults as well as with children, and who have skills in psychometric assessments.
We can offer you quality clinical supervision, resources, training and support to do the job well. Our approach engenders a shared sense of accountability, reflective space and support.
A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level is required.
For further information and to arrange an informal discussion, please contact Dr. Jenny Taylor, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of Clinical Practice at firstname.lastname@example.org