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Clinical Assessor Practitioner

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

Part-time 22hrs per week  (salary pro-rata)

We have an exciting part time opportunity for the right candidate to join the Children in Care services as a Clinical Assessor Practitioner (sexually harmful behaviours).  The successful candidate will deliver consultation, assessment and intervention to children and young people up to age 18 (and care leavers) where harmful sexual behaviour has been identified. Through the provision of specialist knowledge in this area of practice they will contribute to safety planning and multi-agency decision making alongside our partners in education, health, youth offending and social care working directly with the children and families across Northamptonshire.

At Northamptonshire Children’s Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees.  This successful candidate will received regular clinical supervision and the opportunity to undertake specialized training.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

For an informal discussion or further information please contact Abigail Marsden email:

What will you be doing?

Providing informed and accessible specialist assessments to support professionals, families and young people understand why behaviour has happened, what could lead to it happening again and what actions are likely to reduce the behaviour recurring

  • Supporting professional and family networks to safety plan, assess and manage risk within a highly sensitive and emotional area of practice with proportionate and containing responses
  • Undertake clinical responsibility for a caseload involving complex and high-risk clinical formulation and decision making, adhering to risk management, in line with Trust Policies and multi-agency partners across Northamptonshire as required.
  • Provide specialist assessment, formulation and interventions for highly vulnerable children and young people who have high clinical risk and other complex/multi agency needs.
  • Provide specialist consultation and advice to professionals working within a range of children’s services within Northamptonshire as required.

Our benefits

We are committed to continuous improvement, building a skilled, knowledgeable, and flexible workforce alongside promoting innovation and creativity whilst keeping children, young people and families at the heart of all we do.

We really value our workforce and offer you a great benefits package including:

  • 2 Day Induction Programme
  • Extensive Learning & Development and career development opportunities
  • Flexible and family working arrangements including enhanced maternity benefits
  • A permanent, supportive and inclusive management team where you will be empowered to make good professional decisions
  • Local government Pension Scheme
  • Heavily subsidised town centre car parking scheme
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • 28 days’ annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time) and an additional 5 days, after 5 years’ service
  • Opportunity to purchase up to 25 days
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Monthly quality supervision

About us

Northamptonshire Children’s Trust was established in November 2020 to deliver Children’s Services to the newly established North and West Northants County Councils. The Trust is wholly owned and funded but operationally independent from the Councils; this provides the organisation with unique opportunities to explore new ways of working and to be more agile and adaptable in its approach to service delivery. We are developing a culture that allows the very highest quality of professional practice to flourish and evolve, delivering at the cutting edge of new innovation. 

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