Systemic Psychotherapist (Clinical Specialist) - North East

Kingston upon Thames
£41898 - £48489 per annum
27 Feb 2018
19 Mar 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Salary Details:  Spinal point 45-48 49-52 (£41,898- £48,489)
Job Term: Permanent 
Appointment Type: Full-time
Hours: 36
Location: Kingston
Directorate: Family and Youth Support
Service: Emotional Health Service  

About the role

We are looking for a Systemic Psychotherapist to join our Child Protection team at a time of exciting and positive change. 

As Systemic Psychotherapist in Child Protection for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for 

  • Promoting the systemic model of work in the Strengthening Families Plus Team
  • Undertake specialist systemic assessments and therapy
  • Provide consultations to a wide range of staff 

About us 

We have been up and running for four 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. 

About you
To be Systemic Psychotherapist in Child Protection 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
  • Have previous experience in working with complex and vulnerable families 

In return, we will offer you high-quality support and development opportunities, including Sings of Safety training, specialist CPD and much, much more.  

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Nana Bonsu, Lead Systemic Psychotherapist, at or call 020 8547 5600 - ext 4452 for an informal discussion.   

Benefit of working for Achieving for Children
As a social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), 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 outlined in the Job Profile.docx . You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined in the 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. 

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