Clinical Practitioner

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£36,600 - £49,600 pro-rata per annum
08 Sep 2020
20 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full time

About Us:

Working as part of Children’s Services will provide a challenging and rewarding career. We have high ambitions for the children and young people of Kensington and Chelsea.

We have formed a bi-borough Children’s Services team with colleagues from Westminster City Council. Our services, which include education, family services and safeguarding, have been rated for two consecutive inspections as Outstanding by Ofsted, and our drive to be the best doesn’t stop there. By working with us, you will have the opportunity to make a difference to young people in one of the world’s most diverse cities.

If you would like to play a part in this unique team, please take a look at the vacancies below.

The Role:

Full Time Clinical Practitioner in locality Social Work team
Full time hours of 36 hours pw (5 days per week) based between Kensington Town Hall, W8 and Chelsea Old Town Hall, SW3.

Part Time Clinical Practitioner in Chelsea locality team
Fixed Term (8 months post)
Part time hours post of 18 hours per week (2.5 days per week) based between Kensington Town Hall, W8 and Chelsea Old Town Hall, SW3.

We are looking for a qualified Systemic Family Therapists (or Year 4 clinical trainees) with significant background or experience in children’s social care, who are able to support frontline social workers working with child protection and children in care.

These roles are embedded and located in teams in order to support frontline practitioners to develop their systemic thinking and practice as part of their approach to managing and reducing risk, ultimately creating better outcomes for children and their families.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information. 

About You:

We are looking for a qualified Systemic Family Therapist or a Year 4 systemic clinical trainee. You will ideally have a significant background/experience in children’s social care.

You should also ideally hold a graduate professional qualification which is relevant, e.g. social work, psychology, mental health nursing.

You will feel comfortable working alongside frontline social workers to support effective change with vulnerable children and families.

Role Requirements:

The clinician offers regular systemic consultation, assessments, interventions and contribute to decision making processes in order to manage risk and support change in the family and wider professional system.

The work will demand a creative and flexible approach, working with families and young people in their homes and other community settings as well as being comfortable using online interventions where appropriate and required.

In addition to providing direct therapeutic interventions, the post holder will offer teaching/consultation to, and joint work with, social work colleagues, foster carers, health and education professionals and others.

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

Additional information

RBKC is currently inclusively reviewing its pay, reward and benefits framework.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.