Clinical Practitioner (Youth Offending Team)
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 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.
We are looking for a qualified Systemic Family Therapists (or Year 4 clinical trainee) with a significant background or experience in this area of practice.
The purpose of the role is to support YOT practitioners to develop their systemic thinking and practice as part of managing and reducing risk, ultimately creating better outcomes for children and their families. This involves offering consultation, systemic and therapeutic interventions alongside (or separately) to the YOT practitioner.
YOT works across the whole borough of RBKC. The role will be embedded and located in the team which is based at Oxford Gardens in Ladbroke Grove. At present there is blended model of work being undertaken online and out in the community where most needed
There is a commitment to systemic practice as all staff are expected to complete Year 1 systemic foundation training through our in-house systemic training provider at the Centre for Systemic Social Work. In addition YOT practitioners have done a bespoke systemic training designed for the youth offending context.
For more information on the role, please view the Job Description
We are looking for a qualified Systemic Family Therapist or a Year 4 systemic clinical trainee and hold a graduate professional qualification which is relevant, e.g. social work, psychology, mental health nurse.
You will have experience of assessing and managing risk around youth offending and the various forms of related violence both in the community and family.
Your experience in this field should position you well to support frontline practitioners in this field of work to develop their systemic perspective and intervention skills.
The clinician will be expected to offer systemic consultations, assessments, interventions and contribute to the assessment and management of risk where children and young people are involved in criminal activity.
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.
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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.
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.