Play a part in exceptional social work for families across our borough
At the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, we are focused on putting our residents and local businesses at the heart of every decision. From the policy decisions that we're making through to the services that we’re delivering, it’s vital that we put the needs of our community first. We want to give everyone a great quality of life, with access to a comfortable home, sustainable and desirable employment options, and the chance to live and work in a healthy and safe environment. And our Children’s Services play a vital role in achieving these goals.
As a Clinical Practitioner, you’ll join our collaborative, dynamic team of social workers who are deeply committed to improving outcomes for children in our borough. We’re proud to deliver truly evidence-based therapeutic and systemic interventions and we’re dedicated to understanding wider effects on family life such as discrimination and oppression, promoting positivity in response.
Specifically, you’ll support on delivering interventions, working on complex cases while developing our systemic practice model and clinical thinking. You’ll work with families in their homes and other community settings, and be a consultant for social work colleagues, foster carers, health professionals and others. Beyond this, you’ll make sure our records are kept to high standards and produce analytic reports for court and other areas.
The role comes with a considerable amount of flexibility, as well as being highly varied and challenging. What’s more, you’ll be able to quickly gain valuable knowledge and experience, all while making a real impact on the wellbeing of children and families.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information
You’ll have solid experience delivering systemic therapy with a wide range of families. You’ll be able to assess and manage risk in a children’s social care setting, and you’ll have experience working with vulnerable groups in diverse ethnic communities. A good understanding of child development and a range of relevant interventions, approaches, theories and legislation is important.
You should have excellent communication and collaboration skills, a can-do, creative attitude and the ability to establish strong working relationships with all kinds of people, especially children.
You should also be a fully qualified Family and Systemic Psychotherapist and registered with AFT and UKCP. Alternatively, you might be in your fourth year of an MSc in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy. You’ll also have a related graduate professional qualification as a social worker, psychologist or mental health nurse.
In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent learning and development opportunities.
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.
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.
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 do not accept speculative CVs from any source.
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Interview date: 24th June 2022