Clinical Practitioner 21 views


Salary range: £53,109 – £62,457 per annum
Work location: 4 Frampton St, London, NW8 8LF
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Vetting requirements: Enhanced DBS Check
Closing date: 14 July 2024
Contact details for an informal discussion: Joanne Early, Head of Clinical Practice on 07890 380146 or via email at JEARLY@WESTMINSTER.GOV.UK

About Us:


Children’s Services in Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories. Where courageous and inspiring professionals bring everything to their work.

Sometimes this even includes heartbreak. Shofa is a shining example. Shofa’s brother suffered with his mental health and died tragically young. She uses his memory as motivation to give Westminster Youth Council members the opportunity to have a voice and get involved in decision-making. This passion resulted in her innovation: The Westminster Youth Market. Here local teenagers learn about entrepreneurship and develop their personal skills. This is an inclusive platform where everyone’s contribution and abilities are celebrated. Inspired by a promising life cut short, Shofa believes without vision there is no direction and every young person should be supported to realise their dreams.

Please view the extraordinary story of Shofa’s Market here.

The Role:

As a Systemic Family Therapist or Clinical Psychologist with Westminster Children’s Services, you can make your own powerful contribution to transforming the lives of children, young people and their families. Working within the clinical team alongside practitioners and managers in children services, your work will focus on families within the locality social work teams.

You can expect to work creatively with families in their homes and other community settings, as well as in family therapy clinics. You’ll often engage with them at points of crisis, helping them work together to create change and build on family strengths to improve outcomes for children and young people.  In addition to providing assessment and direct therapeutic interventions, you will also offer colleagues specialist consultation on complex cases, contribute to teaching and coaching within Westminster and other local authorities, and facilitate reflective practice groups. As a vital part of our innovative in-house parenting assessment service, you will provide assessments and intervention in care proceedings, and jointly write reports for courts.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

The work demands a creative and flexible approach, as well as training in systemic approaches. Registered with UKCP, HCPC or another recognised professional body, you will be confident in your approach and will have proven your ability to work effectively with children, families and professional networks on cases where children are in need, at risk of harm or who may be looked after. You’ll be used to working with vulnerable groups and within diverse communities.

It’s an opportunity to apply and develop your clinical skills in a context that appreciates and values systemic ideas. We are a pioneering local authority in systemic practice and there are substantial career development opportunities including systemic supervision and CPD.

The Council is committed to achieving diverse shortlists to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce. We especially encourage applications from a global majority background and, while the role is open to all applicants, we will utilise the positive action provisions of the Equality Act 2010 to appoint a candidate from a global majority background where there is a choice between two candidates of equal merit. If you are from a Global Majority background, you can self-declare this to the hiring manager as part of our positive action commitments.

What We Offer:

Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day. Westminster City Council’s strategy is to work towards a Fairer Westminster. A Fairer Westminster is one in which our communities are at the heart of our decision-making and help to determine the city’s future. By working directly with our communities and other partners, we can build a more inclusive city that celebrates our diverse communities, and where residents, workers and visitors from all backgrounds will feel welcome and safe.

At Westminster City Council, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace and employer of choice. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the communities we service at all levels. We champion equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, has a sense of belonging and are empowered to be their best, that is the Westminster Way. To find out more about how we do this visit

As a forward-thinking Council we appreciate that people work in different ways, therefore our staff benefit from working a range of flexible working patterns as well as Agile working.

The Council is a Disability Confident Employer. If you have declared a disability in your application, we guarantee an interview if you meet the essential criteria of the job. If you are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments in order to attend, and we will make these wherever possible.

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