Community Outreach Clinician
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families supports distressed children and their families through innovative therapeutic practice and research, training and promoting awareness of mental health issues. In April 2019, the Centre opened its new Centre of Excellence located in King’s Cross.
The Centre’s Schools Division has a substantial track record of delivering training and services into schools with national reach and reputation. The Centre has a long standing and established relationship with Brent Council. The current service is going in to its third year of delivery and the team have warmly welcomed a significant expansion which has opened up a number of new opportunities within the service.
Brent – Wellbeing and Emotional Support Team
The Wellbeing and Emotional Support Team (WEST) is a service commissioned by Brent Council focusing on improving the wellbeing of children and young people aged 4 to 18 years (or up to 25 years with a Special Educational Need or Disability) in identified vulnerable groups including children and young people with learning disabilities, at risk of exclusion, looked after children and those who are at risk of multiple vulnerabilities such as child sexual exploitation, gang affiliation and domestic violence.
We are currently recruiting three Community Outreach Clinicians. This is an opportunity for a qualified Clinical/Counselling/Educational Psychologist, Family Therapist or Child Psychotherapist to join a highly respected and rapidly growing team. The role will be suited to those individuals with skills and experience working with hard to engage populations who may have withdrawn from education and their local community. The aim is to to offer consultation and/or deliver a wide range of brief evidence-based interventions for children and families accessible to all members of the Brent community jointly with allied professionals. There will be opportunities to develop school-based clinics offering direct intervention for young people and reflective practice spaces for staff. The post-holders will also be involved in training to schools and multi-agency professionals. Opportunities to work across the Schools Division will also be encouraged.
The work will be a mixture of face-to-face work in community settings (predominantly schools) and home-based virtual appointments. Some attendance at meetings and supervisions may be required at the Brent Civic Centre and at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.
The Centre values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community and would actively seek to increase the diversity of the Brent Wellbeing and Emotional Support Team to reflect the population we work with in Brent.
Please email Recruitment@annafreud.org if you require assistance or experience difficulties in applying. Please note all our posts require candidates to have the Right to Work in the UK at the time of applying and we do not hold a sponsorship licence.
Location: London Borough of Brent
Start date: September onwards
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000 per annum FTE, depending on experience, plus 6% contributory pension scheme
For an informal discussion, please contact Dr. Jyoti Pooni, Clinical Psychologist/Team Manager – Brent WEST, on 07436 701798 or Jyoti.Pooni@annafreud.org
Contract duration Permanent.
Closing date for applications Midday (12pm), Friday 27 August 2021.
Notification of interview – Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Friday 3 September 2021.
Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates.
Interviews – Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8 September 2021.
We are unable to accept CVs and kindly request no contact from agencies.
Email contact Eleanor Joscelyne.
How to apply For more information about this role and to apply, please go to annafreud.org/vacancies/