Location: Romsey or Ringwood
Salary: Up to £49,000 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Hours: Part Time – 13 Hours per week
Who are we?
Blue Sky Fostering is an established Independent Fostering Agency, operating across the south of England, to provide foster placements to children and young people. We have been rated ‘Outstanding’ for four consecutive inspections since 2008.
We provide a number of different services including mainstream fostering for children aged 0-18 and Parent and Child Placements. We also have an established and well regarded Therapeutic Led Care (TLC) service where our team of experienced clinical practitioners work alongside specialist foster carers to provide therapeutic care to children to prevent them moving to residential care.
Our ethos is to provide the best service possible for children, and for all children placed with us to achieve their full potential. We work hard to ensure children experience love, care, nurture and stability with our carers.
The role of the Clinical Lead is to ensure the therapeutic services within Blue Sky Fostering are consistently delivered in the different geographical hubs. The Clinical Lead will ensure practice is standardised, and alongside the TLC Service Manager and Registered Manager, will ensure that the service is responsive to market requirements.
The Clinical Lead will provide clinical supervision and direction on therapeutic matters to the Clinical Practitioners as required and may support with the facilitation of the quarterly Therapy Team Meetings (TTM) alongside the Consultant Psychologist.
The Clinical Lead will also provide therapeutic training to carers and colleagues. The Clinical Lead will be confident in understanding different therapeutic models and will have a strong understanding of working with developmental trauma.
The Clinical Lead will also facilitate reflective practice groups and one to one sessions for foster carers caring for children and young people in therapeutic placements on an as and when basis as required by the agency. The aim of the supervision and relationship with the carers is to provide the ‘therapy’ to the child through therapeutic re-parenting strategies. It is not part of the role of the Clinical Practitioner / Lead to provide direct therapeutic input direct to the child or young person, but to deliver it through the responses from the foster carers.
Why work for us?
Everyone is welcome…
Diversity and inclusion are the principles for how we build our teams and Blue Sky Fostering strives to create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are valued and celebrated. We want a workforce which represents the communities we serve and work, to ensure no applicant or employee is treated unfairly on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, religion or identity. We recognise and value the individual differences and contributions of all employees and believe that by working together we can achieve equality for all.