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Systemic Family Psychotherapist

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Welwyn Garden City
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata+ 5% of basic salary, min £1,192 - max £2,011
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a committed and forward-thinking 8a Systemic Psychotherapist to join our HPFT Specialist CAMHS service.

The HPFT CAMHS service has been at the forefront of national developments in CAMHS, including CAPA and CYP-IAPT, and Hertfordshire is both an i-Thrive accelerator and schools link pilot site. The HPFT CAMHS service includes four community based 'tier 3' teams, a crisis assessment/treatment team (C-CATT), an Eating Disorder Team, an inpatient unit (Forest House) and a Targeted Team for looked after or adopted children. We have recently operationalised our CAMHS Home Treatment and DBT teams. We offer a range of psychological therapies across these teams. We have close links with other agencies including the local 'tier 2' CAMHS service, school link workers and children's social services.

As a service, we are keen to promote CPD and research opportunities, and we offer placements to trainees within all psychological therapies and have strong links with local training courses. We value clinical supervision, both peer group and individual. We are an innovative and dynamic service, working as a multi-disciplinary team to address new challenges, and we are looking for an enthusiastic Systemic Psychotherapist to join us in going forward.

Main duties of the job

  • Post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team providing a high standard of service to children and adolescents with a mental health problem and their families/carers they will be responsible for the provision of family and individualpsychotherapy to this group of people
  • The post-holder will work within professional guidelines and under the clinical/professional supervision of senior clinicians of own core profession
  • The post-holder will provide clinical/professional supervision to trainees on placement, more junior staff of the same discipline and multi-disciplinary colleagues for the purposes of training and continual professional development
  • The post-holder will contribute to research, audit and evaluation for service development
  • The post-holder will work closely with Tier 3 and Tier 4 services in CAMHS, including eating disorder inpatient units & Home Treatment Team
  • The post-holder will provide supervision as agreed with Consultant Lead Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
  • The post-holder will undertake research, audit and evaluation for service developmentAll staff should comply with the Trust's Anti-Discriminatory Statement, EmployeeCharter, Trust Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct and Equality and Diversity.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the role and responsibilities for this vacancy please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification documents attached.

Person Specification



  • Post-graduate qualification in appropriate mental health/social welfare profession (e.g. nursing, psychology, psychiatry, social work) or equivalent, and demonstrable practice over a minimum of 2 years
  • Masters/Doctoral level qualification in Systemic Psychotherapy or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two years post-qualification experience as a systemic psychotherapist
  • Minimum of six years experience of working with adolescents and/or adults and families in a relevant mental health or social welfare setting or equivalent
  • Registration with UKCP
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of working with young people under 18 with eating disorders


  • Additional specialist training in mental health (e.g. Eating Disorders, PTSD, ADHD, Self-harm)

Communication Skills


  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working and inter-agency collaboration
  • Highly developed skills to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, at an age appropriate level, complex and highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to service users, their families, carers and professionals within and outside the NHS, including reports for courts and case conferences if necessary
  • Highly developed ability to work and communicate effectively with others in order to convey complex and clinically sensitive information to family members of all ages, and to a wide range of lay and professional persons, within and outside the NHS
  • Ability to develop therapeutic relationships with parents and young people suffering with an eating disorder

Physical Skills


  • Car driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Roseanne House

Welwyn Garden City


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