The Sheffield Eating Disorders Team for CAMHS (SEDATT) are looking for a motivated Senior Family Therapist to join our team who has a passion for working in a mental health setting. They will work in a holistic manner to provide person centred assessment and treatment as required.
The post holder will be a key member of the MDT Team, who provide an intensive, specialist mental health service for children, young people and families who are experiencing complex eating disorder issues and mental health challenges.
The service is focussed on the child and family in a holistic way, providing assessment and therapeutic services both in the community. The work delivered in the team is to be provided to ensure a robust and comprehensive level of care.Main duties of the job
To provide specialist systemic therapeutic treatment for children, adolescents, their parents/carers and families referred to SEDATT with eating disorders and mental health problems.
To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the formulation and implementation of treatment plans taking into account relevant evidence-based research, theory, practice and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes which have shaped the child/adolescent, their parents/carers, and family.
To provide specialist systemic advice, guidance and consultation to professional colleagues within the team and related external agencies.About us
Sheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.
We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision to create a healthier future for children and young people.
- Outstanding patient care
- Brilliant place to work
- Leader in children's health
Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.
We are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyles while at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexible working and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues are encouraged to join these groups and request flexible working.Job descriptionJob responsibilities To provide specialist systemic family therapy assessments for children/ adolescents who may be experiencing severe, highly complex eating disorders and persistent mental health problems. To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for own caseload and the formulation and implementation of treatment plans taking into account relevant evidence based research, theory, practice and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes which have shaped the child/adolescent, their parents/carers and family. To provide specialist systemic therapeutic treatment for children, adolescents, their parents/carers and families referred to CAMHS, with severe, highly complex and persistent mental health problems. To provide specialist systemic advice, guidance and consultation to professional colleagues within CAMHS and related external agencies who work with children/young people contributing directly to clients formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan. To be responsible for working within the appropriate safeguarding and risk guidelines in relation to own cases. This includes reporting to and liaising with multi-disciplinary service and external agency staff (e.g. Social Services staff, CAMHS colleagues, adult mental health staff, primary health and hospital staff, education staff, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, named child protection worker). To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and to provide advice to other professions on aspects of risk assessment and risk management To coordinate, where appropriate, the intervention plans in respect of children and young people, taking responsibility for initiating planning and reviews with the young people, their carers, referring agents and others involved in the network of care. To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients under their care, including providing specialist assessment reports as required, and to monitor and evaluate progress during the course of multi-disciplinary care. To participate in regular review and ongoing discussion of cases in treatment with other members of the multi-disciplinary team and to provide specialist expertise in systemic family therapy techniques. To utilise theory, evidence based literature and research to support evidence based practice in individual work and work with other team members. To contribute as an independent clinician to a multidisciplinary team assessments and interventions including medical, social work, nursing team and other MDT with a focus on team and joint working. Teaching, training, and supervision: To receive regular clinical and service related supervision from a senior systemic family therapist and, where appropriate, other senior professional colleagues in accordance with good practice guidelines and registration guidelines for UKCP registration. To continue to gain specialist experience and training relevant to systemic family therapy and/or CAMHS and to maintain the highest professional standards of practice through active participation in internal and external CPD training and development programmes as identified in an agreed personal development plan. To maintain and develop skills in professional post-graduate teaching, training and supervision and to contribute as appropriate to the provision of specialist teaching and training within and external to CAMHS including academic and clinical teaching programmes. To support the management of the workload of trainee family therapists, psychologists and psychotherapists in consultation with clinical supervisors and the Director of Psychological Services. To provide advice, consultation and training to staff working with the client group across a range of agencies and settings, where appropriate. Management, recruitment, policy and service development: To contribute to the development, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of operational policies, procedures and guidelines of the multidisciplinary CAMHS service and family therapy team. To undertake audit and service evaluation with colleagues, to provide data as required by the service and to participate in audit and evaluation of systemic family therapy provision within the service. To act in accordance with the policies of the Trust and the Association of Family Therapists Professional Practice and Ethical Guidelines. To comply with service standards and practice at all times and to comply with and promote safe working practice for self and others in accordance with Trust Health and Safety policies. To participate in the development of a high quality, responsive and accessible service including advising on systemic family therapy aspects of service provision. To exercise delegated responsibility for managing the resources available for systemic family therapy work, such as materials and equipment used in the assessment and treatment of children and families. Research and service evaluation: To utilise theory, evidence-based literature and research to support evidence based practice in individual work and work with other team members. To contribute to research, evaluation and audit projects with colleagues within and across the service to help develop and improve services to clients and their families. General: To contribute to the development, maintenance and dissemination of the highest professional standards of practice, through active participation in internal and external CPD training and development programmes in consultation with the post-holders professional and service manager(s). To contribute to the development and articulation of best practice in systemic family therapy across the service, by exercising systemic family therapy skills, taking part in regular professional supervision and appraisal and maintaining an active engagement with current developments in the field of systemic family therapy and related disciplines. To maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping including electronic data entry and recording, report writing and the responsible exercise of professional self-governance in accordance with professional codes of practice of the Association of Family Therapy and Trust policies and procedures. To maintain up to date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and issues in relation to both the specific client group and mental health. It is a requirement of the post that the post-holder must be Registered with and maintain professional registration with the relevant section of the UKCP at all times. If, in future, the profession becomes regulated by statute, statutory registration by the appropriate body will be required, replacing this existing requirement. Inclusive Recruitment & Selection
We are committed to being an inclusive employer and accurate data capture is an important part of that to ensure we are supportive and representative. Our aim is to ensure that all applicants can see themselves in the available categories on our application form, but we recognise that some of our data capture fields are not inclusive. We have flagged this with our system provider to ask for change.
We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager: Catherine.Gilbert7@nhs.net
We are continually reviewing our recruitment & selection process to support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. If you have any ideas for improvement, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at Catherine.Gilbert7@nhs.net Trust Values
The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:
Person SpecificationTRAINING & QUALIFICATIONSEssential
- Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect
- Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility
- Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion
- Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care
- oPostgraduate qualification in relevant mental health/social welfare profession and demonstrable practice over a minimum of four years.
- oMasters/Doctoral level qualification in Family Systemic Psychotherapy or equivalent
- oRegistration as a systemic family therapist with the UKCP
- oPost-qualification training and accreditation in a specialised area of psychological practice
- oMinimum four years practice in relevant first profession (in Health and/or Social Care settings)
- oExperience of working and communicating with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course in particular with children and young people, as well as work with family groups and adults, including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems and verbal and physical abuse.
- oExperience of a wide variety of clinical presentations across the full range of severity and care settings
- oExperience of working in multi-disciplinary teams
- oExperience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator and also within the context of a multi-disciplinary care plan.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLSEssential
- oExperience of representing family therapy within the context of multi-disciplinary care.
- oExperience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision.
- oExperience of assessing and treating clients across the full range of care settings, including inpatient care.
- oExperience of working in different cultural contexts.
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