Specialist Clinical Practitioner

Job Title: Specialist Clinical Practitioner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Grade PO6 - £46,377 - £47,292
Reference: HC01539
Contact Name: Laura Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 24, 2017 11:41

Job Description

You will join a highly regarded clinical service, leading on therapeutic interventions to children, young people and their families and providing consultation and clinical expertise to professionals.

As a Specialist Clinical Practitioner, you will join a highly specialist and integrated clinical service. This is an in-house CAMHS, which delivers high quality and effective clinical assessments and interventions to children, young people and their families as well as consultation and training to social care staff, youth workers and foster carers.

Clinicians within our service represent a range of disciplines, including Clinical Psychology, Systemic Psychotherapy, Forensic Psychology, Occupational Therapy, and Child Psychotherapy. They deliver high quality assessments and multi-modal, evidence-based interventions to children who have a range of complex needs in relation to their emotional health and wellbeing. Clinicians also provide assessments within the Public Law Outline. Training provided by our Clinicians includes years 1 and 2 of family therapy training.

Hackney’s clinical service is well-established and has a strong learning culture as well as ongoing ties to local and national partners in developing best practice. The service operates as 4 Clinical Hubs, with the opportunity for Clinicians to work across Children’s Social Care, Youth Justice, Young Hackney and Family Support Services. Clinicians deliver evidence-based assessments to children and their families in their homes, placements and other community settings. This includes individual, family and group work. Clinical supervision and line management is provided within the service in line with professional governance requirements. Specialist supervision is available for therapeutic approaches including VIG, the Parent Child Game, Theraplay and DDP.

Dynamic, innovative, committed and passionate, you’ll bring a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to the challenge of working with vulnerable children and families.

Candidates must hold a UK recognised psychology or psychotherapy qualification, with a minimum of one year post-qualifying experience in delivering specialist therapies to children and families from a range of backgrounds. You will be required to demonstrate continuing professional development including advanced post-qualification training in relevant areas and have current UK professional registration with the relevant body.

An enhanced DBS check is required.

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please visit our website to apply.

For further information about the Specialist Clinical Practitioner post, please contact Laura Smith, Clinical Lead/Principal Clinical Psychologist on 0208 356 5536 or via email at

Closing date for applications: 6th August 2017

Assessment/Interview Dates: To be advised

We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome applicants with a broad diversity of talent and those who are interested in part-time or flexible working arrangements.