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Family & Systemic Psychotherapist – Community CYPMHS

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023
Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Children and Young People's Mental Health Service (BeeU) are developing our psychological professions workforce. We are pleased to be able to recruit Family & Systemic Psychotherapist posts to the Service.

Our multi-disciplinary Teams' value Family Therapy and Systemic practice. A key role for the post-holders will be to work alongside Systemic and Family Therapy trained colleagues, providing training and supervision. You will develop close links with Children's Eating Disorder Service and the Core Mental Health Services in particular. Note this is a Lead role and as such Service Development and Leadership skills will extremely valuable. We have a range of therapists and different health professionals.

We are also happy to receive enquiries from recently qualified Family Therapists seeking a Band 7-8a development post opportunity and who have a passion for working with children and young people.

Main duties of the job

The ideal candidates will be:
  • Passionate about working with the children and young people seen in our community CYPMH services
  • Collaborative in their approach to working with children, young people, their families/carers and networks
  • Excited about the opportunity to contribute to service developments
  • Keen to maximise what Family Therapy and Systemic Practice can deliver whilst also working with, and recognising the strengths of, the multi-disciplinary team
  • A qualified SFP or Family Therapy Supervisor (or eligible and able to attend training)

Full information can be found in the attached Job Description and Person Specification document.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression.
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients.
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccination every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our multi-disciplinary teams value Systemic and Family Therapy practice. There will be an expectation that our Family Therapists work together to set-up and lead Family Therapy clinics within the above localities. We already have Systemic or Family Therapy clinics established at these sites and so the role will be to further develop this offer in discussion with the existing workforce. There will also be opportunities to discuss the future development of a local training clinic for staff completing a MSc Family Therapy Training course.

There will be ample opportunity to offer training, consultation and systemic support and advice to/across CAMHS teams and other agencies.

It is essential that the post-holders have CYPMHS experience, as they will hold a CYPMHS caseload, contribute to initial assessments, manage risk and act as case managers for their general caseload.

CYPMHS staff need to be able to work in a range of settings, most usually clinic settings but also including home visits, residential settings, and schools as well as attending meetings at different sites. As such, the ability to travel across South Staffordshire is required. The impact of working in pandemic conditions has facilitated use of digital/remote working practices and this is likely to continue where it is of benefit.

There is no doubt that these are busy and testing times for all CYPMH services but the developments we have in process will also bring opportunities to improve access and support high quality and psychologically informed practice. We think this makes it an exciting time to join us.

Full information can be found in the attached Job Description and Person Specification document.

Person Specification



  • Core professional qualification and registration relevant to a mental health setting
  • Masters level qualification (or its equivalent) in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy as accredited by AFT
  • UKCP registration as a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
  • Evidence of relevant CPD to ensure continued registration with UKCP


  • Registration as a Clinical Supervisor



  • Post qualification NHS experience in relevant core CAMHS profession and setting prior to training as systemic psychotherapist
  • Post qualification experience as a systemic psychotherapist of working therapeutically with children and families across a full range of psychological difficulties and case complexity
  • Experience of specialist systemic assessment, formulation and intervention with clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient and community settings


  • Experience of teaching and training in systemic psychotherapy

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Roles available Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin



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