2 Clinical Therapist
Job title: Clinical Therapist
Department: Children’s Services
Location: Croydon Council (CR0)
Grade / Salary: Grade 15 (£49,890 - £51,903 pa)
Hours of work: 36 per week / Monday – Friday
Contract type: Permanent
“Have you got the passion and drive to make positive changes in the lives of children and young people?”
We have an exciting opportunity for a Family Therapist to join our innovative and dynamic clinical service in Croydon, working in the Children and Families Services. Within this role, you will provide clinical consultations to frontline staff, deliver therapeutic interventions, train and support reflective practice groups and contribute to our teaching offer.
Clinicians have the opportunity to work across Children’s Social Care and Early Help Services. You will also have the chance to be part of innovative service developments and the Croydon Family Therapy Academy, where you will be involved in delivering a foundation level systemic course to frontline staff.
Clinicians within our service represent various disciplines, including Systemic Psychotherapy, Adult Mental Health practitioners, integrative psychotherapist and Emotional Wellbeing practitioners.
Croydon Children and Families Services are committed to Systemic practice and embedding that approach across the service. We are also looking for clinicians from diverse backgrounds who are creative, committed, and passionate about work with families, children and young people. The successful candidate will be a qualified Family Therapist who has experience in working with diverse client groups.
Benefits of Working With Us
- A highly competitive salary
- Investment into your staff well-being
- 31 days’ annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays
- A pension scheme with an average employer contribution of 20%
- Flexible and Agile working
Click here for the Clinical Therapist Benefits Package
Why Join Us
As a service we work towards an environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation, and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all staff are recognised and valued” (AFT, 2022)
- The team arrange meetings weekly to ensure all colleagues have the support required to fulfil their duties, they will use this time to problem solve complex cases.
- The ethos at Croydon is very much about working together to make positive change
- Caseloads are very manageable enabling managers to know children well & ensure high standards of practice
- You will join an established team who are warm, supportive and nurturing.
- Obtain excellent standard of supervision.
- Joining a team where learning and development is privileged.
- You will have the opportunity to work from home and work flexibly which provides you with more of a work-life balance.
We are looking for a confident Clinical Therapist, who is also:
- Appropriately qualified and registered in any of the following; professional fields; social work, psychology and other related fields.
- Post graduate qualification in systemic Family Therapy.
- Knowledge of national policy, strategy and developments regarding children’s social care and specifically those children who are looked after.
- Knowledge of relevant legislation, statutory guidance, standards and procedures.
- Knowledge of relevant theoretical frameworks, practice models and research findings.
- Knowledge of “outcomes” concepts, quality assurance methodology and change / project management techniques.
For further details contact: Hendrix Hammond (Lead Family Therapist), Hendrix.Hammond@croydon.gov.uk / 07547 662 336
To view the Clinical Therapist role profile click here
Recruitment and Selection Timeline
The Closing date for applications is 9th April 2023 @11.59pm
Shortlisting WC 10th April 2023
Interviews WC 17th April 2023
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Subject to business needs, we will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements and support hybrid working, whereby staff attend the workplace for part of their working week and work from home, or elsewhere, remotely for the rest of the time.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.
Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The Successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Children’s DBS check.