- Full Time
We are looking for six Systemic Psychotherapists to join our organisation at a time of exciting and positive change. As an organisation we are looking to embed systemic thinking across Social Care and Early Help teams.
We are looking to recruit a Lead Systemic Psychotherapist to help lead and manage these exciting changes alongside working in the Kingston-upon-Thames Child Protection team. This person will have both Social Work and Systemic Qualifications alongside experience in delivering high quality clinical supervision. Please follow this link to access the full advert on our website and to apply.
We are also looking to recruit two Systemic Psychotherapists in the Twickenham and Chessington Child Protection Teams. These roles will support the teams in embedding systemic thinking and practice in their work alongside delivering specialist systemic family therapy interventions.
Please follow this link to access the full advert for the Twickenham position and follow this link to access the full advert for the Chessington position.
We are also looking to recruit three Systemic Psychotherapists in the Strengthening Families Plus Team. These roles will be responsible for promoting the systemic model of work in the team, undertaking specialist systemic assessments and therapy and providing consultations to a wide range of staff. Please follow this link to access the full advert on our website and to apply.
Working for Achieving for Children, you will have the opportunity to operate at the cutting edge of children's services delivery. We are an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils, and responsible for delivering the entirety of both boroughs' children's services.
We have been up and running for three years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children's services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education's eight 'Partners in Practice', tasked with leading improvement across the sector.
To be a Systemic Psychotherapist for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points
- Putting children and young people first
- Qualified as both a Social Worker and Systemic Psychotherapist
- Able to provide consultation and training to a range of professionals on mental health
In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities, including Sings of Safety training, the opportunity to join family therapy clinics with peers, specialist CPD and much, much more . If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Dr Jo Steer or Mary Head for an informal discussion.
Benefit of working for Achieving for Children
AfC was recently named as Social Work Employer of the Year for 2016 at the prestigious Social Worker of the Year awards ceremony, beating off competition from local authorities and national agencies to win the award. We were recognised for our work to encourage innovation and empower staff, building a strong team spirit, and investing in staff development.
As a social enterprise owned by two local authorities, we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.
The successful candidate will have access to;
- Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support
- A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
- Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post
- A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached
- Tools and models to support practice, including Signs of Safety
- Reflective supervision from an experienced management team
You will find out more about our organisation at
How to apply
Before applying please refer to the role profile and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined on the role profile.
Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy.