The Lucy Faithfull Foundation
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

Charity registered in Scotland SC039888

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse. We work closely with frontline workers and professionals such as police officers, social workers and education staff to ensure children are as safe as they can be. We keep children safe in all our work. We work with entire families that have been affected by sexual abuse including: young people with inappropriate sexual behaviours; adult male and female sexual abusers; victims of abuse and other family members. Drawing on our expert knowledge, we offer a broad range of services for professionals and members of the public and we run the confidential Stop it Now! Helpline.

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Team Leader / Clinical Lead - Stop It Now! Scotland

  • Full time
  • £37,000 – £40,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th February 2020

Stop It Now! Scotland is part of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, a national charity whose mission is to combat child sexual abuse and exploitation.

We are looking for a creative and dynamic professional to join our growing multi-disciplinary team and lead practice and innovation in our work in Scotland. The team leader / clinical lead will co-ordinate programme delivery to adults involved with online sexual offending and to family members and loved ones of those who offend. They will maintain a caseload undertaking direct work with individuals worried about sexual thoughts and feelings towards children. They will undertake risk assessments, prepare reports and provide consultation and training to professionals and the public. They will supervise practitioners in our team and contribute to evaluation, research, practice and policy development in relation to the prevention of child sexual abuse, both within our team and across the Lucy Faithfull Foundation more widely.

This post would be particularly suitable for professionals with a background in forensic psychology or social work / probation practice with considerable experience in work with adults who have committed sexual offences and / or child protection experience. Applicants must have a recognised professional qualification plus a comprehensive knowledge of child sexual abuse and how it can be prevented. They will need excellent skills in inter-agency work, relevant assessment and therapeutic intervention approaches and are able to work in a trauma informed way. Experience in working with adolescents would be an advantage but not essential.

This position is an exciting opportunity to prevent child sexual abuse before it happens and to contribute to a safer Scotland for children to grow up in.

We offer a NEST pension, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and regular training.

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