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Systemic Psychotherapist (Clinical Specialist) - North East
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Salary Details:  Spinal point 45-48 49-52 (£41,898- £48,489)
Job Term: Permanent 
Appointment Type: Full-time
Hours: 36
Location: Kingston
Directorate: Family and Youth Support
Service: Emotional Health Service 

About us 

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 in 2014, joined in 2017 by Windsor and Maidenhead, and responsible for delivering the boroughs’ children’s services. 


We have been up and running for four years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.

About the Role
We are looking for a Systemic Psychotherapist to join our Child Protection team at a time of exciting and positive change. 

As Systemic Psychotherapist in Child Protection for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for
  • Promoting the systemic model of work in the Strengthening Families Plus Team
  • Undertake specialist systemic assessments and therapy
  • Provide consultations to a wide range of staff 
To be Systemic Psychotherapist in Child Protection for , 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 both a Social Worker and Systemic Psychotherapist 
  • Able to provide consultation and training to a range of professionals on mental health
  • Have at least 2 years experience in working with complex and vulnerable families 
In return, we will offer you high-quality support and development opportunities, including Sings of Safety training, specialist CPD and much, much more. 

How to find out more

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Nana Bonsu, Lead Systemic Psychotherapist, at or call 020 8547 5600 - ext 4452 for an informal discussion.‚Äč

Benefit of working for Achieving for Children

AfC was named as Social Work Employer of the Year at the prestigious Social Worker of the Year awards ceremony 2016, beating off competition from local authorities and national agencies. As a social enterprise owned by three local authorities, we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. 

The successful candidate will have access to; 
  • Generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure and much more.
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes 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 job description and person specification 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 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. 

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. 

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