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East London- Specialist Court Clinical Practitioner

East London- Specialist Court Clinical Practitioner

  • Location

    East London, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £40 - £45 per hour + negotiable after interview

  • Contact:

    James Jackson

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    long term

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Specialist Court Clinical Practitioner

An East London Children and Families Service are looking for a candidate to join their specialist clinical team, working in an innovative and integrated way within Children and Families Services. In this role, you will be leading on providing specialist assessments, therapeutic interventions to children, young people and their families and providing consultation and clinical expertise to professionals, specifically within the arena of care proceedings.

Our team provides high quality and evidence-based clinical assessments and interventions to children, young people and their families as well as consultation and training to social care staff, youth workers and foster carers. Recent developments in the service include pilot projects for Children at the Edge of Care using a Solution-focused/ systemic approach Parental conflict using a Tree of Life Approach Supporting respectful initial Child & Family Assessments using Open Dialogue Multi-disciplinary Expert Court Assessments that actively consider social context & marginalisation Clinicians within our service represent a range of disciplines, including Clinical Psychology, Systemic Psychotherapy, Child Psychotherapy, Forensic Psychology, Occupational Therapy, and Couples Therapy. They deliver high quality assessments and multi-modal, evidence-based interventions to children who have a wide range of presenting needs in relation to their emotional health and wellbeing, family lives and wider systems. Clinicians also provide complex CAMHS assessments of children funded by the Adoption Support Fund.

We offer assessments within the Public Law Outline and for the Youth Courts. Training provided by our Clinicians includes AFT-accredited postgraduate Systemic training, as well as training for foster carers and consultation to professionals from a range of disciplines. You will have the opportunity to be part of innovative service developments, specifically the pilot project that is developing an in-house multidisciplinary expert court assessment offer. At least two clinicians from the service offer parent or child psychological assessments to help colleagues make decisions that are in the best interests of the child, with ongoing support, supervision and oversight from the clinical management team, in planning the assessment, developing multi-modal formulations and writing reports to a court standard. In house training is available to support the development of this skill.

The client's clinical service is well-established and has a strong learning culture as well as ongoing ties to local and national partners in developing best practice. Clinicians have the opportunity to work across Children's Social Care, Youth Justice, Early Help. Clinicians deliver evidence-based assessments to children and their families in their homes, placements and other community settings. This includes individual, family and group work. Clinical supervision and line management is provided within the service in line with professional governance requirements. Specialist supervision and CPD is available for therapeutic approaches including Systemic practice, VIG, Theraplay and DDP.

Dynamic, innovative, committed and passionate, you'll bring a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to the challenge of working with diverse children and families. Candidates must hold a UK recognised psychology or psychotherapy qualification, with significant relevant experience in delivering specialist therapies to children and families from a range of backgrounds. You will be required to demonstrate continuing professional development including specialist training in relevant areas and have current UK professional registration with the relevant body.