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Mental Health Clinician (Systemic Psychotherapist)
 
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Mental Health Clinician - Systemic Psychotherapist
Salary - £36,711 - £42,684 per annum | Based in Twickenham| Permanent | 36 hours per week

Achieving for Children (AfC) recognise these are unprecedented times, but we continue to build capacity to support our most vulnerable groups. To do this we are continuing to attract talented professionals to join us as we continue to provide OUTSTANDING (Kingston ILACS Ofsted 2019) services.

If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further, we want to hear from you. We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.

About the role
We are looking for a Systemic Psychotherapist (equivalent to band 7 in NHS) to join our innovative and friendly Emotional Health Service. As a Systemic Psychotherapist for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:
  • Undertaking child mental health assessments and delivering high quality systemic psychotherapy to children and families.
  • Providing consultations to a wide range of staff 
  • Providing training to multi-agency colleagues including schools
About AfC
We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here.

About you
To be a Systemic Psychotherapist for 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
  • Be Qualified as a Systemic Psychotherapist
  • Be able to provide consultation and training to a range of professionals on mental health
  • Have CAMHS experience in working with complex and vulnerable families 
About our benefits
When you join AfC you will have access to:
  • Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures.
  • Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and well-being offer.
  • A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are benchmarked against other local authorities.
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place. 
  • Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all.
  • Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation. 
  • A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.
To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here.

Start dates
Achieving for Children have fixed start dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

To apply
If you would like more information about this role please see our role profile

Please apply online including a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria for this post detailing what skills, knowledge, experience and abilities you can bring to the role, as outlined in the Role Profile.  

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.

Closing Date: 2nd June 2020
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