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Salisbury Residential Clinical Practitioner - HCPC Registered...

Five Rivers Child Care Ltd

Five Rivers Child Care Ltd Salisbury United Kingdom

3 months ago

To turn vulnerable children’s lives around, it’s not enough to simply care for them. We need the adults around them to help them heal from past experiences of trauma, abuse, and neglect, and move forward with confidence, safety, and self-esteem. As a Five Rivers clinician, you will take a lead in embedding Attachment and Trauma Informed Care (ATIC) approaches within the Salisbury Residential Service.

ATIC is about using our research and knowledge of how children form bonds to their caregivers and working to meet children ‘where they are’ to recover from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) gently and safely.

Children have often needed to develop a range of responses to survive and cope with adversity. Our support workers offer the right care and experiences to allow children to gradually let go of these survival responses. Using a care model that knows about attachment and trauma, you will support staff and carers to provide children with a sense of safety and containment, and... opportunities to experience healthy, nurturing relationships. This allows self-esteem to build and supports them to heal from past experiences.

Your role
Full Time
Location: Salisbury
Salary: £43,000-£50,000 (NHS band 7 or 8a, depending on level of experience) pro rata.

We are recruiting a Residential practitioner for 5 days per week to support to the Five Rivers Residential service in Salisbury. The team includes Residential Child Care Workers, Team Leaders, Deputy Managers, Registered Managers, and Regional Operations Managers. As a team, they are enthusiastic and welcoming, and they work hard to embrace psychological thinking and reflective practice approaches into their work with carers and young people. The Clinical Practitioner’s input is highly valued, and their opinions and formulations are actively integrated into social work practice.

The role is home based with travel to the homes expected at least once per month where your primary task will be supporting the professional system working around the children. Your role will focus on supporting and upskilling managers and support workers to embed and infuse attachment and trauma-informed care approaches into their practice. Currently, this is achieved through the delivery of group consultation, reflective practice, training, assessment, and formulation.

There is much scope for evolving and expanding the clinical role within the team and we are proud to have a dynamic and creative approach to implementing meaningful change within our service.

Role requirements:
• Clinical psychologists or counselling psychologists must be HCPC-registered (pending registration considered if you have a doctorate in clinical or counselling psychology)
• Child psychotherapists must be UKCP registered and accredited
• Essential: must have experience relating to working with children and young people who have experienced trauma and maltreatment
• Essential: must have experience working with families and professional statutory systems around looked-after children (e.g., local authorities, CAMHS)
• Desirable: experience completing clinical assessments and delivering training programmes
• Home based with travel expected to the Thornaby and Doncaster offices once per month
• Start date: immediate

You will receive:
• Salary: £43,000 - to £50,000 (pro rata, equivalent to NHS band 7 or 8a depending on level of experience)
• 25 days’ holiday plus 8 bank holidays pro rata
• Company pension scheme
• Enhanced DBS check and update service
• SimplyHealth employee healthcare cashback scheme
• PerkBox online benefit programme for employee perks and discounts
• Employee referral scheme
• Employee assistance programme

Ongoing clinical and professional support and supervision from a highly experienced Assessment and Therapy Team:
• Extensive training and continued professional development opportunities, including access to online CPD platform, Therapeutic Care training, Story Stem Assessment Training, and Clinical Trauma Specialist Certification
• Peer Buddy allocated at induction to support you through probation period and beyond
• Monthly reflective practice space
• Fully funded 2-day team development events three times a year.

Reasons to join us:
As an Assessment and Therapy team, we have a strong emphasis on staff wellbeing, collaboration, connection and integration, and an open, curious, and reflective ethos. We celebrate and respect our individual, social and cultural identities and foster a culture of psychological safety.

Although you will be an independent clinician within the residential team, you will work in partnership with the larger assessment and therapy service, with access to their training, reflective practice, support, resources, and sense of community.

You will receive monthly clinical supervision, as well as participating in a monthly reflective practice space. When you join us, you will be allocated a Peer Buddy, to guide and support you through your induction and probation period, alongside your Clinical Supervisor.

Every member of our team has completed or is working toward certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (individual and families), as well as Therapeutic Care Training and Story Stem Assessment Training. In addition, each member of the team gains access to an online training platform, which includes CPD-accredited training courses with renowned clinicians, such as Drs Bessel van Der Kolk, Janina Fisher, and Pat Ogden.

We place high importance on developing our staff team and ensuring that we provide opportunities for flexibility, variety and career progression as our team continues to grow and expand.

We get together for 2 fully funded team development days three times a year, to connect as a team, and think about ways to continue to grow, develop and progress. These days are always a highlight, as we think big and make things happen.

“I was initially nervous about leaving the NHS, but I've found that within Five Rivers, you have much more scope to make meaningful changes than I had when I was in CAMHS. Now, I feel well-resourced, empowered to work autonomously, and able to be creative when implementing interventions at an individual and service level. It's been a really refreshing change.” Dr Hannah Wilcox, Clinical Psychologist

For more information about this role, please contact the recruitment team where we can arrange a confidential chat with our clinical team
Alternatively, you can call our recruitment team on 01722 435750 option 2.

About Five Rivers Child Care:
As a social enterprise, Five Rivers has been at the forefront of innovation in turning children’s lives around for over 30 years, and we are a partner of choice for many local authorities. Our Fostering, Residential, and Education services provide fully integrated care and support for vulnerable children.

Five Rivers is continuing to develop services which will deliver the highest positive impact to children and young people recovering from the impact of trauma, abuse, and neglect. Our ATIC model of Attachment & Trauma Informed Care is embraced across our services.

Five Rivers Child Care is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £43,000.00-£50,000.00 per year

• Company pension
• Referral programme
• Sick pay
• Store discount
• Wellness programme

• 8 hour shift
• Monday to Friday

• Psychotherapy: 1 year (preferred)

• HCPC (preferred)

Work Location: On the road
Salisbury UK

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