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GBP £61,515 to £63,630 61515




Children, Adults & Community Health


Children & Families Service

DBS Required


Contract Type

Permanent - Part Time

Closing date


Part Time Opportunity – 22 hours per week

The Hackney Children and Families Clinical Service is an innovative service with a strong learning culture and commitment to increasing access to high quality mental health support for children and families who are known to Children’s Social Care, Young Hackney, Family Support Services and the YOT.

This is an exciting opportunity for a well-established senior Systemic Psychotherapist to lead on the further embedding of Systemic Practice within Hackney Children and Families Services. We are looking for a Systemic Psychotherapist and supervisor who is enthusiastic and highly motivated, a team player and committed to Hackney Children and Families Services’ shared values: being collaborative and respectful; innovative and creative; child and family focussed and responsive to wider context; strengths-based and reflective; having high aspirations for children and being purposeful, timely and solution focussed.

You will provide senior clinical leadership for Systemic practice within and beyond our integrated psychological therapies MDT, working closely with senior managers and staff at all levels across Children and Families Services to support and develop Systemic practice. The successful applicant will be someone who continually strives for best practice; is passionate about Systemic training and service development; and who is able to work within and across services, including the wider City and Hackney CAMHS Alliance partnership.

This post includes responsibility for leading on delivery of our in-house, AFT-accredited Postgraduate Systemic training programme (Years 1 and 2).

We work within a Systemically-oriented approach to practice and offer a range of evidence-based psychological interventions to children and families; including Family Therapy, Couples Therapy and Multi-Family Group Therapy. You would be expected to bring Systemic knowledge and experience of delivering high quality mental health services to children and families; as well as relevant experience of organisational development, strategic partnership working, management and clinical supervision.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

For more details about the role and requirements, please see the Person Specification and Job Description. For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Laura Smith, Head of Clinical Practice on 0208 356 5536 or email laura.smith@hackney.gov.uk.

When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

Closing date for applications: 13 July 2020
Interviews: W/c 20 July 2020

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.