Job Title: Specialist Clinical Practitioner
Salary Range: £49,581 - £50,559
You are invited to join our specialist clinical team in Hackney, working in an innovative and integrated way within Children and Families Services. In this role, you will be leading on providing specialist assessments, therapeutic interventions to children, young people and their families and providing consultation and clinical expertise to professionals.
Our team is part of the City and Hackney CAMHS Alliance, and we provide high quality and evidence-based 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, Child Psychotherapy, Forensic Psychology, Occupational Therapy, and Couples Therapy. They deliver high quality assessments and multi-modal, evidence-based interventions to children who have a wide range of presenting needs in relation to their emotional health and wellbeing, family lives and wider systems. Clinicians also provide complex CAMHS assessments of children funded by the Adoption Support Fund. We offer assessments within the Public Law Outline and for the Youth Courts. Training provided by our Clinicians includes AFT-accredited postgraduate Systemic training, as well as training for foster carers and consultation to professionals from a range of disciplines. Hackney Children and Families Services holds a commitment to Systemic practice. You will also have the opportunity to be part of innovative service developments, such as the development of Contextual Safeguarding practice to address peer risk issues.
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. Clinicians have the opportunity to work across Children’s Social Care, Youth Justice, Early Help. 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 and CPD is available for therapeutic approaches including Systemic practice, 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 diverse children and families. Candidates must hold a UK recognised psychology or psychotherapy qualification, with significant relevant experience in delivering specialist therapies to children and families from a range of backgrounds. You will be required to demonstrate continuing professional development including specialist training in relevant areas and have current UK professional registration with the relevant body.
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.
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.
Closing date for applications: 18 March 2021
Interview date: TBC
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.