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Systemic Practitioner/Therapist

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Colwyn Bay
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Bwthyn Y Ddol Assessment centre is a joint funded service provided by Conwy and Denbighshire Local Authorities alongside BCUHB.

The assessment centre delivers careers and experiences that are challenging, rewarding, and differentiated by our values in working together to make a positive difference to the lives of children to 'have the best life' possible. We do this by providing children and young people with a safe and supportive environment and a fulfilling experience where their voice is heard and centred on their individual needs and what's important to them.

Being passionate about encouraging and supporting children to be the best that they can be is what we are all about. We are looking for individuals with a health background who share these values to join our developing team.

Main duties of the job

As a Systemic Psychotherapist for Bwthyn Y Ddol you will promote and coordinate a systemic model within the Bwthyn y Ddol residential unit, the MDT and through direct work with families as part of a joint Local authority and Health service.

Using your highly developed knowledge of systemic theory and practice. You will support the development and maintenance of strategic partnerships across the statutory, voluntary, private and independent sector.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

You will plan cohesively for health improvement and provides leadership for the systemic elements of the Bwthyn Y DDol offering, as well as providing direction for partnership programmes and initiatives and supporting the continuing development of these services as agreed with the Service Lead for the Health Board and local authority.

Bwthyn Y Ddol is a residential service operating over a 7 day week. We cater to the diverse range of needs of our young people and their families. We expect our team members to demonstrate flexibility in their working hours to ensure timely care and support is provided in the right setting at the right time.

For further information on this role please contact: Mathew Robertshaw- Clinical Service Manager for Tier 4 CAMHS. 03000 850056

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

Qualifications and/or Knowledge


  • Relevant degree
  • A recognised post graduate Family Therapy or equivalent qualification at level of Masters or higher academic award
  • A professional qualification in a relevant regulated profession eligible under the Mental Health Measure (Wales) 2010 e.g. nursing, social work, clinical psychology
  • UKCP registration as a family/systemic Psychotherapist
  • Highly developed knowledge of systemic theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of research design and methodology as practised within the field of family therapy
  • Knowledge of legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to this client group i.e. children
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the UKCP/AFT


  • Additional relevant academic and/or accredited therapeutic qualification



  • Substantial assessed experience of working as a registered family/systemic psychotherapist
  • Experience of implementing evidence based family interventions
  • Substantial assessed experience in relevant regulated profession e.g. nursing, social work or clinical psychology
  • Experience of taking full clinical responsibility for clients' care, with experience of co-ordinating care within the context of multi-disciplinary care-planning


  • Experience of working directly with children and young people
  • Direct experience of Care Coordination under the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Highly developed skills in systemic practice
  • Ability to develop, manage and co ordinate family therapy / systemic interviewing
  • Ability to develop, manage and co ordinate training packages (staff and clients)
  • Ability to develop, manage co ordinate and provide consultation to other professionals
  • Ability to work within an evidence based framework
  • Ability to contain and work with organisational stress and ability to hold the stress of others
  • Ability to work with highly distressing clinical material and help others manage this
  • Ability to work in contexts of high complexity and ongoing change


  • Ability to speak Welsh



  • Flexible approach to work and the needs of a multidisciplinary service


  • Aware of and able to demonstrate the Values and Behaviour statements of the Health Board



  • Ability to carry out the full range of duties of the post
  • Ability to travel between designated sites within the area of work in a timely manner
  • Ability to work to professional standards and guidelines
  • Capable of being guided by the principles of policies and regulations


  • Able to work hours flexibly

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Bwythyn y Ddol

Ingleside, Brackley Road

Colwyn Bay

LL29 7UU

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