Assistant Psychologist – Children and Families Service

Job details

Salary - Grade

GBP £32,301 to £33,474 32301 - SO1

Contract Type

Fixed Term / Secondment

Contract Length

21 months

Contracted Hours

Part Time - 7.2 hours per week

DBS Required



Children & Education


Children & Families Service

Closing date


One year Fixed Term Contract / Secondment                                                                                                                                            

Part Time –  7.2 hours per week

Hackney’s Children and Families Service is an exciting place to work.  We are proud of what we have achieved to date and always striving to achieve better results for the children, young people and families of Hackney who are in need, at risk or in our care. 

We are able to provide intensive and high quality therapeutic and practical support for families since we integrated Child and Adolescent Mental Health services within our Children and Families Service. You will join a highly regarded and well established clinical service which has a strong learning culture as well as ongoing ties to local and national partners in developing best practice at the forefront of integrated delivery and leading in therapeutic interventions to children, young people and their families and providing consultation and clinical expertise to colleagues and professionals.

As an Assistant Psychologist within the service, you will work as part of a team that provides high quality assessments and multi-modal interventions to children who are in need, at risk and Looked After and who have a range of complex needs in relation to their emotional health and wellbeing. This particular post is working within a multi disciplinary team of professionals specifically created in response to the coronavirus pandemic which has impacted many children and young people (CYP) and their families.You will be supervised by a registered Practitioner Psychologist in line with BPS requirements. The team will be specifically working with young people presenting with issues related to clinical risk and the offer will be intensive intervention.

You will need to have an awareness of a range of disciplines including Clinical and Counselling Psychology and Systemic Psychotherapy. You will primarily be involved in the collection, analysis and dissemination of clinical output and outcomes data. There are also opportunities to become involved in psychological assessments and to undertake direct work with CYP to gain an understanding of their experiences in order to support service development. An Upper Second Class Honours degree or above is required and you will also need to be eligible for GBR with the BPS. The post will provide suitable experience for those intending to apply to undertake clinical psychology training.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and IT literate individual, with an eye for detail and excellent communication and presentation skills, as engaging with a range of stakeholders is a key aspect of the role.

Dynamic, innovative, committed and passionate, you’ll bring a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to the challenge of working with vulnerable children and families.

An enhanced DBS check is required

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. 

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 25 July 2021

Assessment / Interview Date: To be confirmed 

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available