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Havering Council - Family Therapist

Havering Council - Family Therapist

  • Location

    Havering, London

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    Social Care

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  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Main purpose of the role

  • The aim of this post is to introduce systemic thinking and casework into the Integrated Adolescent Safeguarding and Support (IASS) service in Havering. The intention is to locate a family therapist within a team of practitioners to provide advice and guidance and therapeutic interventions to support early help, youth justice and social work intervention.
  • The post holder will work with mainly adolescents and their families to support diversion and desistance and risk of future harm.
  • The work will demand a creative and flexible approach, working with adolescents and their families in their homes and other community settings as required. In addition to providing direct therapeutic interventions, the post holder will offer consultation to colleagues, foster carers, health and education professionals and others.
  • The post holder will model good practice and provided peer to peer support across the service.
  • The post holder will devise and provide training across the whole of the Children's Services including Managers, Advanced Practitioners, Social Workers, Youth Workers, Family Support workers and Business Support team around systemic practice.

Main Duties

  • To provide a systemic therapeutic service, for adolescents and their families through the provision of direct work and assessments of therapeutic need, and provision of consultation and advice to colleagues providing a service to the adolescents.
  • To help prevent family or placement breakdown by providing therapeutic input through the provision of evidenced based early interventions. This will include direct work with families in their homes or other community settings.
  • To support colleagues to implement provisions aimed at early intervention and prevention of future crime and negative peer relationships.
  • To have regard for the particular needs of adolescents with protected characteristics, including LGBTQ+ Youth, Special Educational needs and disabilities, black and minority ethnic groups and unaccompanied asylum seeking children, ensuring that the work processes and the overall ethos of the therapeutic service is reflective of their requirements and needs.
  • To ensure high standards of record keeping in line with the developed systemic expectations.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.