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Family & Systemic Psychotherapist CAMHS

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Port Talbot
£44,398 to £58,210 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Nov 2023
This is an exciting opportunity for a Family & Systemic Psychotherapist to join our existing team of 2 other Family Therapists within Swansea Bay CAMHS. The post holder will lead on the family and systemic therapy and practice in the CAMHS Eating Disorders team, while also having the opportunity to share the delivery of this with other members of the team. There will also be the possibility for the post holder to undertake some of their clinical work more broadly in CAMHS.

Swansea Bay CAMHS has recently repatriated back to Swansea Bay UHB, having previously been part of the clinical network. This is an exciting time of positive change for the service. The family therapy team form a valued part of the Psychology and Psychological Therapy (P& PT) team, a supportive and expanding team which also consists of psychologists, art therapists, CBT therapists, a play therapist and assistant psychologist. The P& PT team meet regularly for peer supervision and reflective clinical discussions. The team is highly valued by CAMHS colleagues and across the network of children's services.

Main duties of the job

The role will involve direct clinical work with CYP and their families, with a focus on children accessing support through the Eating Disorders team. There will also be opportunities for consultation, supervision and training. The post holder will be expected to work closely with the other Family & Systemic Psychotherapists, to plan and deliver the family therapy service across CAMHS. The post holder will also work closely with the P& PT team and will be accountable to the Lead for this team. Line management and supervision arrangements will depend on the banding and will be discussed and agreed at the time of appointment.

CAMHS and the P& PT team are developing and evolving their ways of working and the post holder will have the opportunity to contribute to this planning and to other service developments. Evidence based practice is supported and value is placed on the provision of practice based evidence. There is an ongoing training strategy within CAMHS and the post holder will be part of delivering this and will have opportunities for their own CPD.

Swansea Bay CAMHS are embedding into the structures in Swansea Bay UHB, and the P& PT team are part of the broader child psychology and psychological therapy department. This is a growing, friendly and supportive network and there are opportunities to meet regularly for shared CPD, clinical discussions and professional support.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be appointed to the appropriate band based on experience.

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

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 Knowledge


  • Appropriate qualification and accreditation



  • Significant post qualification experience
  • Experience of supervising/managing other family therapists


  • Experience of working with people with eating disorders

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Ability to develop, manage and coordinate family therapy, training and/or consultation


  • Ability to speak Welsh



  • Flexible and personable approach to MDT working
  • Ability to work in contexts of high complexity and ongoing change
  • Ability to contain and work with organisational stress and ability to 'hold' the distress of others

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Neath Port Talbot Hospital

CAMHS, Neath Port Talbot Hospital, Baglan Way

Port Talbot

SA12 7BX

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