Achieving for Children is a Community Interest Company that has a public sector ethos, combined with the freedom to innovate enabling us to do things differently. As a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Windsor & Maidenhead, Kingston and Richmond), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here.
We are responsible for the entire range of children’s education, health and social care services in all three boroughs. We use a Signs of Safety practice model and approach which ensures the voice of the child is at the heart of everything we do. There’s never been a better time to join AfC, we are growing our workforce, implementing new flexible working arrangements and have increased our virtual wellbeing offer.
We now have the following job opportunity available and we would be delighted to receive your application to continue our story. You can download the Job Profile which is shown within the "Documents" heading on the left hand side, above the map.
Clinical or Counselling Psychologist, CBT Therapist / Mental Health Clinician
We have an opportunity in our Emotional Health Service for a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist, CBT Therapist/ Mental Health Clinician.
This role is full time, up to 2 days can be based at home and flexible working requests will be considered.
This role attracts a market supplement of up to £4967 in addition to the base salary.
About the role
The Emotional Health Service (EHS) is a dynamic and progressive multi-disciplinary team of Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, CBT Therapists, Systemic Psychotherapists and Art Psychotherapists. We have teams at Richmond (Twickenham base), and Kingston (Chessington base) and work closely with our colleagues in Early Help and Social Care. As a CAMH service we have a strong sense of team and work together to support children and young people’s emotional wellbeing. We also work to prioritise the wellbeing of the staff team. As a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist, CBT Therapist or Mental Health Clinician in the EHS in Richmond you will be passionate about improving the mental health of children and young people and putting them at the centre of all you do. You will be part of an established team and be afforded many different opportunities to use your skills, including undertaking assessments, delivering treatments, working alongside schools and partner agencies and delivering training.
For further information about this role, please contact Christina Hutton by email firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal discussion.
We are looking for a permanent Clinical or Counselling Psychologist, CBT Therapist or Mental Health Clinician to join the Emotional Health Service and become part of our core team. 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
- Be a clinical or counselling psychologist or CBT therapist with appropriate professional registration with HCPC or BABCP.
- Be able to provide consultation and training to a wide range of professionals
- Have CAMHS experience in working with complex and vulnerable families
- Have knowledge of and experience working with children and young people with neurodevelopmental difficulties such as Autism and ADHD.
About our benefits
We are focused on creating a positive supportive environment, where you will have access to a really wide range of resources, as well as a competitive salary and all the perks to enable hybrid working. In AfC you will also have access to:
- Tailored induction sessions commencing on the date you start working for AfC
- Stable and supportive leadership
- Hybrid and mobile working (between home and work) with latest technology to facilitate this
- Local Government salary and pension scheme (LGPS or Teachers Pension)
- Holiday package upto 34 days per year with option to purchase additional leave
- Flexible working options - helping to keep a good work life balance
- A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme
- A range of staff benefits and discounts
- An excellent learning and development offer to support your career pathway
To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here.
Start dates: Achieving for Children have set start dates meaning successful candidates join on a set date in each month. Candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.
Right to work: The UK has introduced a new points-based immigration system affecting EU and Non-EU workers and sponsorship requirements. We advise checking the GOV.UK website for right to work guidance.
Equality: We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams. Achieving for Children are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Safeguarding: We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.