Reference number: SC05083
Clinical Practitioner – Systemic Psychotherapist/Practitioner Psychologist/Equivalent Profession
Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.
We’re looking for Clinical Practitioners to support Children’s Social Care Teams and work directly with children and families. You will use a systemic framework providing clinical expertise to improve outcomes for children, young people, and their families, including preventing and reducing risk of child exploitation.
Our current opportunities include working in our intensive multi-modal Keeping Families Together Team, supporting families where there is a risk of a young person (aged 11 to 17) coming into care and supporting rehabilitation home from care. The clinical practitioner supports the team to use collaborative, systemic and therapeutic approaches to assess, plan and deliver collaborative interventions.
Our other role is within the care leavers’ service where you will provide therapeutic interventions to young people, bring a clinical perspective to social work team meetings, supervisions, and decision making panels, as well as contributing to staff development through to training. This is a dynamic and rewarding service to work in.
The posts are suitable for UK registered therapists and mental health professionals such as systemic therapists, practitioner psychologists or those with equivalent qualifications.
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 particularly keen to meet applicants with skills in working with adults as well as with children, and who have skills in psychometric assessments.
Southwark as a borough is committed to actively anti-racist practice and to addressing issues of injustice and inequality in our work with children and families. We are particularly keen to attract applicants who will improve the extent to which our workforce represents the population we serve and who will support our aim of diversity of life experience within our staff team with all the benefits this brings.
Benefits and more information:
We can offer you quality clinical supervision, resources, training and support to do the job well - our CPD offer last year included training in EMDR, and next year we are looking at training in AIM3 assessments, ASD assessments, and delivery of DBT, as well as access to Southwark’s Professional Qualifications Scheme. Our approach engenders a shared sense of accountability, reflective space and support.
For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our Staff Benefits page.
This post attracts an additional payment of 10% basic salary as RMHP supplement.
This post is fixed term for 12 months.
Please specify in your supporting statement if you are interested in a particular area. You will otherwise be considered for all posts at interview.
A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level is required.
For an informal conversation or further information, please contact: Dr James Hanley, Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Services Manager for Care and Care Leavers at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Aili Nidsjo, Forensic Psychologist and Clinical Services Manager Youth Justice Service at email@example.com
Interviews - week commencing 17 October 2022.
We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together programme. We particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.