This is a Systemic Family Therapy band 7-band 8a progression post based at Hammersmith & Fulham CAMHS. Whilst in post you will be required to develop skills in advanced/specialist assessment, assessment and management of complex risk, leadership, management and supervision in line with AFT guidance, in order to progress to the 8a banding. You will be supported to develop these skills and you will be required to evidence your progress through keeping a Development Portfolio which will be reviewed regularly and will need to be signed off as complete before progressing to band 8a.
You will join the multidisciplinary mental health team in the delivery of mental health care to children and young people and provide specialist systemic psychotherapy input to children and young people and their families in the CFT and NDLD Teams. You will support systemic thinking within the multi-disciplinary team.Main duties of the job
The post holder will undertake generic assessments on behalf of the CFT and NDLD teams as well as complex re-assessments and inter-agency liaison and those assessments where a systemic input is indicated.
The post holder will adopt a flexible approach to working with children/young people, their families and networks, taking account of changing needs during the course of intervention.
The post holder must be able to work effectively and imaginatively with families of young people with a mental health problem, taking account aspects of social difference (e.g. cultural heritage, language, religion).
Skills in risk assessment, risk management, and the formulation of treatment plans will be essential.
Where indicated, the post holder will work individually with children/young people, using a systemic approach, and drawing on other models as appropriate.
The ability to work in ways sensitive to the needs of families from a wide range of racial, cultural and religious backgrounds will be important as well as a sensitivity to issues of sexuality, disability, class and age.
The post holder will participate in and help develop the on-going work of one of the Tier2/3 family therapy clinics.About us
West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health, physical healthcare and community services commissioned locally and nationally. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of only three high secure hospitals in the country and one of the highest profile mental healthcare settings in the world.
Our medium-secure and forensic services care for patients from across the South of England. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs - Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow. The Trust employs 3,770 staff, of which 47% are from Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) background. Our turnover in 2019/20 was �314m.
In recent years there has been a trust-wide step change in culture, performance and ambition. The Trust is now rated as 'Good' overallby the CQC, and the rating for our Forensic services has improved from 'Requires improvement' to 'Outstanding'. Rigorous financial management has been central to our ability to deliver service improvements. The Trust has delivered consistent surpluses since 2009, totalling more than �77m. In parallel, we have also improved efficiencies by reducing length of stays and improving patient flow, with almost no out of area placements in recent years.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
This is a band 7-band 8a progression post. Whilst in post you will be required to develop skills in advanced/specialist assessment, assessment and management of complex risk, leadership, management and supervision in line with AFT guidance, in order to progress to the 8a banding. You will be supported to develop these skills and you will be required to evidence your progress through keeping a Development Portfolio which will be reviewed regularly and will need to be signed off as complete before progressing to band 8a.
You will join the multidisciplinary mental health team in the delivery of mental health care to children and young people and provide specialist systemic psychotherapy input to children and young people and their families in the CFT and NDLD Teams. You will support systemic thinking within the multi-disciplinary team.
You will participate in Service User Initiatives.
You will also take part in the service wide Duty rota.
You will provide specialist systemic assessment and therapy at the same time as offering advice and consultation to CAMHS colleagues and to other professionals involved with respect to systemic psychotherapy.Person SpecificationQualifications and TrainingEssential
- Post-graduate training in systemic family therapists as accredited by IFT or AFT.
- Professional registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
- Relevant first profession experience or the equivalent (e.g. criteria laid down by UKCP for grandparent and APEL route to qualification as Family Therapists)
- Training in CYP/IAPT
- Systemic supervision training
- Experience of practice in relevant first profession or the equivalent.
- Experience of work with children and adolescents in a mental health or equivalent setting
- Experience of other treatment approaches
- Experience of teaching, supervision and/or consultation
- Experience of NVR (non violent resistance) approach
- Experience of research and audit
- Evidence base in relation to child and adolescent mental health
- Research and research methodology at post-graduate level in relation to children and adults with mental health and social problems
- The impact of abuse, trauma and other adverse experiences on children, young people and families.
- Legislation and DOH guidelines relevant to child and adolescent mental health e.g. Mental Health Act 1983, Children Act 1989
- Child protection policies and procedures.
- Child development in relation to mental health difficulties.
- Knowledge of other modalities (i.e. psychoanalytical, biological, cognitive, behavioural etc.) sufficient to engage appropriately with colleagues and their work with clients
- Specialist knowledge in one or more areas of systemic therapy.
- Skills in working with children and families with mental health and social problems using a variety of approaches coherent with a systemic perspective.
- Ability to apply analytical skills to multi-layered complex cases
- Ability to formulate comprehensive assessments and offer effective treatment based on systemic principles.
- Ability to provide ongoing treatment in complex, often unstable, and frequently changing circumstances.
- Ability to liaise with and manage complex professional networks in relation to individuals and families.
- Skills in consulting to professional colleagues within and outside CAMHS
- Ability to withstand high levels of emotional distress and think clearly in emotionally charged situations.
- Ability to manage the risk of verbal and physical aggression. Ability to manage and plan own workload of complex cases
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Administration and Record KeepingEssential
- Ability to adhere to and promote equal opportunities in the development of the service.
- Willingness and ability to work in co-operation with others.
- Physically able to withstand the effort of working in conditions of stress
Attitude, Aptitude and Personal CharacteristicsEssential
- Competent in the use of clinical recording systems such as RIO.
- Understands the process for keeping safe, secure and relevant clinical records
- Understands and is able to use online incident reporting systems.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Able to build constructive relationships with warmth and empathy, using good communication skills.
- Treats service users with respect and dignity at all times.
- Enthusiastic, flexible and confident approach to working.
- Able to prioritise own workload. Willingness and ability to learn new skills and adapt to change.
- Honesty, enthusiasm and a sense of loyalty Conducts self in a professional, courteous manner at all times.
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