FGC and Lifelong Links jobs and tenders

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Catch 22   

Assistant Psychologist

Salary: Up to £21,000 depending on experience
Job reference: R0001759
Package: Permanent, Full time 37 hours per week. 27 days annual leave + Bank Holidays, Pension
Closing date for applications: 23rd October 2017

Job description

Family Rights Group (FRG) has received funding from KPMG Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Robertson Trust to develop a UK family finding model (now known as Lifelong Links) ready for trial. During this development stage FRG has been working closely with Kent County Council, LB Camden, Hertfordshire County Council, North Yorkshire County Council, Devon County Council, LB Southwark and more recently Coventry City Council.

In addition Coventry's Director of Children's Services is committed to working with Family Rights Group and Catch22 to potentially add value to the Lifelong Links model through the use of a clinical psychologist and two assistant psychologists employed by Catch22 providing training and on-going support and consultancy advice to the professionals working with the young people involved, and also the informal network generated by Lifelong Links. Together our organisations are excited by the possibilities of Lifelong Links and the value psychology can add to the model.

Catch22 has over two hundred years' experience of providing services that help young people in tough situations to turn their lives around. We have a particularly strong legacy in delivering statutory children's services including working with children in care and those leaving care, as well as expertise in the field of Child Sexual Exploitation.

As an assistant psychologist you will work under the direct supervision of the Consultant Clinical Psychologist and will support the implementation of the Life Long Links Model (LLL) in Coventry through developing a needs analysis and co-producing a package of training for LLL coordinators, social workers, professionals and foster carers supporting young people identified to as eligible to participate in this model. As an assistant psychologist you will support and co-facilitate reflective practice supervision to identified colleagues involved in the implementation of LLL. You will, under the direct guidance and supervision of the consultant clinical psychologist support the staff team managing the challenges of engaging multiple families and negotiating expectations, demands and fears whilst enabling them to develop a psychological understanding of the needs and difficulties of the young people referred. You will support the consultant clinical psychologist develop a series of workshops to help young people understand how past experiences shaped their thinking and feeling patterns and how this affects their experience of relationships.

You will be flexible and dynamic in your approach, and committed and proud for being part of an innovative pilot; putting young people at the heart of this service and helping to forge long lasting family networks that will improve young people's experience of permanency and ensure improved emotional wellbeing.

Catch22 is a forward looking social business; a not-for-profit business with a social mission. We have been at the heart of public service delivery for over 200 years, designing and delivering services that transform disadvantaged lives and build stronger communities.

No agencies please.

If you're successful you may be required to consent to relevant checks by the Disclosure Barring Service and the young people you'll be working with may have a say in your appointment. Equal and diverse, we see the potential in everyone.

Additional information

All applications to be made via the Catch22 Jobs Page.

To view and download the Job Description for this role please click here.

For an informal discussion please contact:
Dr Tania Rodrigues at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..