Specialist Eating Disorders Practitioner (CYP-CEDS)

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Stafford/Burton (travel across localities will be required)
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2023
Following progression within the team, we are looking for an experienced CYP Eating Disorders Practitioner/Psychological Therapist to provide support to children, young people and their families receiving treatment from the team, forming a key element of the treatment care pathway.

This NHS provision has been developed to deliver a specialist community eating disorders service to children and young people aged 8 - 18 years across South Staffordshire. You will help enable young people with their families in their recovery and will provide support to the team and wider systems, helping guide service development and delivery.

You will be working as part of a highly experienced and close multi-disciplinary community team. The team is skilled, forward thinking, friendly and highly supportive delivering evidence-based treatments with young people and their families to provide the most effective treatment, which has influenced a high recovery rate. 100% of surveyed service users would recommend the service. We work using a phased family based approach with patients to empower them in taking ownership of their recovery. Working to promote recovery, build resilience, and empowerment are core.

Main duties of the job

  • Providing community based psychotherapeutic services to children & young people and their families who are referred to the CAMHS Eating Disorders Service.
  • Working as part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team for CAMHS Eating Disorders and in an integrated way with wider teams and services to meet the needs of the CYP & Families. The post holder will provide assessment and appropriate interventions to individuals with eating disorders. This should be in accordance with NICE guidance.
  • Offering advice, support and supervision to other healthcare professionals both internal and external to the team.
  • To actively participate in the development of specialist pathway for CYP presenting with ARFID (avoidant Restrictive food Intake disorder).
  • To act as Care Co-ordinator for Eating Disorder Service clients, as appropriate.
  • To spend the main proportion of time engaged in or related to clinical activity.
  • The number of sessions apportioned to clinical work, research, supervision, professional and team meetings, teaching or training and continuing professional development will be agreed with the Team Leader.

  • 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

    The Service aspires to be innovative and dynamic. We have recently been awarded additional funding to further develop our services to become a comprehensive, leading-edge service. We hope to minimise obstacles in accessing treatment by working with partners and treating patients rapidly and safely. Our vision is to provide treatment pathways that include an early intervention pathway to support prevention, detection and access a high-risk pathway that includes medical monitoring a stability and support treatment pathway for patients with severe and enduring eating disorders and robust physical heath pathway. We will be offering intensive outreach community-based interventions and further developing more robust pathways with acute hospitals in order to facilitate timely safe access to medical wards for our patients. This will provide the opportunity for liaison with acute care teams.

    The team covers the South Staffordshire (Stafford, Cannock, Burton, Lichfield, Tamworth, Seisdon peninsula) locality offering assessment and treatment to young people aged 8 - 18 registered with a South Staffordshire GP.

    The main base is in Stafford however we also have a base at Cross Street, Burton. The successful applicant will work within a specialist multidisciplinary team. If any of the above excites you, we would love to have a chat and tell you more about what we can offer.

    Please refer to the attached JD/PS for further detail

    Person Specification



    • Professional Qualification in one of the following: Nursing - RMN, Social Work, Clinical Psychology, relevant psychotherapy/Allied Health.
    • Professional registration with HCPC, NMC or equivalent


    • Eating disorders specific training - Family based treatment for Anorexia Nervosa (FT-AN), CBT- ED

    Essential 2


    • Evidence of extensive post registration experience with working with those who may experience complex mental health needs in the community setting

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


    The Bridge Stafford & Cross Street Clinic Burton

    St Georges Parkway, Off Crooked Bridge Road

    Stafford/Burton (travel across localities will be required)


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