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Clinical Specialist / Systemic Psychotherapist
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Salary: AFC Payscale Spn 45-48 (£42,735 - £45,642 per annum ) / Spn 49-52 (£46,578 - £49,458 per annum)
Job Term: Full Time 36 hours 
Appointment: Permeanet 
Location: Twickenham
Directorate: Health Services

About the role: 
We are looking for a Clinical Specialist Systemic Psychotherapist (equivalent to 8A in NHS) to join our innovative and friendly Emotional Health Service. 

As a Systemic Psychotherapist in the West Cluster for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:
  • Undertake specialist systemic assessments and therapy
  • Provide consultations to a wide range of staff 
  • Providing supervision to staff
This is a fantastic role in a lively and supportive team 

About us: 
We have been up and running for five years, and in that time we have established a reputation as on eof the leading children's services in the country. We are one of the Department for Education's eight 'Partners in Practice', tasked with leading improvement across the sector. 

Working for Achieving for Children, you will have the opportunity to operate at the cutting edge of children’s services delivery. We are an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils, and responsible for delivering the entirety of both boroughs’ children’s services

About you:
To be a Systemic Psychotherapist at AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points
  • Putting children and young people first 
  • Qualified as a Systemic Psychotherapist 
  • Able to provide high quality clinical supervision and line management
  • Able to provide consultation and training to a range of professionals on mental health
  • Have significant CAMHS experience in working with complex and vulnerable families 
In return,we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities, flexible working arrangements,Signs of Safety training, specialist CPD and much,much more. 

Find out more
For more information about AfC and the role please click here

To view the job description and person specification for this role please click here

Alternatively, you can attend one of our Recruitment Drop-Ins to 'Meet the Employer', which we hold every last Thursday or Friday of each month. To register for a drop in session, please click here

We have a 8 systemic psychotherapists in the EHS, providing a strong supportive environment. 

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please email Dr Jo Steer for an informal discussion

Benefits of working for Achieving for Children: 
As a social enterprise owned by three local authorities, we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan,and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.

The successful candidate will have access to: 
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities and scheme of support 
  • A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
  • Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post
  • A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached 
  • Tools and models to support practice, including Signs of Safety
  • Reflective supervision from an experienced management team 
You will find out more about our organisation at

How to apply:
Before applying please refer to the role profile and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined on the role profile. Some of our positions require CV only

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy.

To find out more about this role click here Job Profile.pdf

Alternatively, you can attend one of our Recruitment Drop-Ins to 'Meet the Employer', which we hold every last Thursday or Friday of each month or you can attend our Open Days which we hold frequently.
For more information on these Recruitment Drop-Ins please click here 

For more information on these Open days please click here

Closing date: 03/11/2019

Interview date: 20/11/2019

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