Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
Do you see yourself as a clinician who recognises the importance of working with communities that often do not have access to clinical interventions?
Would you like to work in a dynamic and creative clinical service, that offers a multi-disciplinary approach to working with children, young people and their families?
Does the sound of working in a trauma and systemically informed service, appeal to you?
If yes, we have the perfect role for you!
We are looking for family and systemic psychotherapists, to join our clinical service at a time of exciting and positive changes in Wandsworth. Come and join us!
This is for a part time, 2 day a week position (14.4 hours).
About the team
Working for Wandsworth, you will have the opportunity to be part of an established clinical service, which is innovative and dynamic. The team consist of clinical psychologists, who are trained in several evidenced based interventions, including AMBIT, DDP and EMDR.
About the role
We are looking for family and systemic psychotherapists, to join our clinical service at a time of exciting and positive changes in Wandsworth. We are implementing a Family Safeguarding model, with specialists (mental health, domestic abuse and substance misuse) to be co-located within our family and community service. We have also invested systemic training for staff, both at practitioner and managerial level.
We are on a journey to be an outstanding local authority and are looking for applicants who wish to join us on this exciting journey. Working alongside the Head of Clinical Services, you will be leading on developing the systemic component of our clinical service. We are keen to ensure that our clinical services are bespoke, flexible and offer timely responses.
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. You will also be availed of all training available to the service.
- Closing date: 11:59pm on Sunday 16th October 2022
- Shortlisting date: Week commencing 17th October 2022
- Interview date/s: Week commencing 24th October 2022
Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
How to apply?
To be considered for interview your CV and supporting statement (no longer than 1 side of a4) must highlight your knowledge, skills and experience listed in the Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Nana Bonsu, Head of Clinical Services, on 07890 027 013
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils