About the roleWe are looking for a part time (0.5FTEClinical Specialist (Clinical / Counselling Psychologist or Systemic Psychotherapist) to join our Permanency Service at a time of exciting and positive change. As Clinical Specialist for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible forPromoting a consultation model of work for the Social Work TeamsUndertake specialist mental health assessments and therapyProvide training to a wide range of staffThis is a fantastic role in a lively and supportive team. About usWe 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 youTo be a Clinical Specialist 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 pointsPutting children and young people firstQualified as either Systemic Psychotherapist or Clinical / Counselling PsychologistAble to provide consultation and training to a range of professionals on mental healthHave previous experience in working with complex and vulnerable families In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities. Our learning and development offer was highlighted as a key strength by the judging panel when they named us Social Work Employer of the Year in 2016.For more information please contact: Dr Jo Steer (Head of Emotional Health Service Clinical Psychologist) or Mrs Lotte van Kouwen (Interim Joint Deputy Head of Emotional Health Service & Art Psychotherapist) on 02084875470 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 supportA 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 postA clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reachedTools and models to support practice, including Signs of SafetyReflective supervision from an experienced management teamYou will find out more about our organisation at https://www.achievingforchildren.org.uk 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. Some of our positions require CV only.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.