CAMHS Family Therapist

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Newport, Isle of Wight
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The Isle of Wight CAMHS team is looking for a Family Therapist.

The team are excited to welcome more family therapy colleagues and value the diversity of skills family therapy can contribute in relation to therapeutic interventions, consultation, supervision, reflective practice, teaching and training, service development and research/audit knowledge.

Continued Professional Development is actively supported by the senior leads for the service and by the Wider Trust. We recognise how development of our professionals grows compassionate and evidence-based care for our young people and their families

The successful candidate will be passionate about ensuring the child's voice is central to the work they do and work in partnership with families and other agencies to achieve the outcomes desired by the child or young person.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic clinician, with experience of working in children's services, to join our CAMHS team on the Isle of Wight. The IOW NHS Trust community CAMHS team is CQC rated Good, the team is a multidisciplinary team of 40 staff who provide services to children and young people on the Island that are experiencing emotional health and wellbeing difficulties.

We are looking for an experienced clinician in children's services to take up the role in community team to ensure the service continues to deliver good quality, compassionate care.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a Systemic Family Therapy service to the Isle of Wight within Community CAMHS in a framework of multidisciplinary and multi-agency working. To be provided both autonomously and in an integrated model. Based on highly specialised and broad ranging knowledge and skills providing high quality evidence based practice using the full range of relevant theoretical models.

To provide consultation to our partner agencies and work alongside colleagues in the multidisciplinary team to provide a comprehensive CAMHS to the community.

Job Statement

To provide specialist systemic assessment and intervention to children adolescents and their families, and to support the Multi-disciplinary team assessments providing a Family Systems perspective for children and young people.

Provide a systemic focus within peer supervision and facilitate and support systemic work undertaken by other team members through teaching, joint work, including direct live team supervision.

To provide teaching in a variety of formats: workshops, seminars, presentations, groups, for other child practitioners including GPs, paediatric staff, adult mental health, psychologists, nurses and primary mental health workers, according to the trusts training initiatives.

To take an active part in the development of a systemic service using models of brief family therapy and systemic intervention appropriate for supporting families in the community who are experiencing issues related to their emotional health and Family breakdown, trauma, anxiety, eating disorders or a combination of mental health difficulties and complex family dynamics.

Develop professional liaisons with adult services to address needs of children and families with complex mental health problems exacerbated by parental mental health issues in line with the Joint Working Protocol(4LSCB). Also to provide appropriate transition as adolescents move to the Adult Mental Health services

Initiate, manage, sustain, and evaluate the systemic approach within the new areas of development above to increase effective intervention for families as well as the CPD of the multidisciplinary team.

Advocate systemic thinking and processes throughout the trust.

Person Specification

Physical Skills


  • Current driving license

Qualifications and role specific knowledge


  • Professional degree or equivalent qualification in Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Psychology or other relevant profession with related CAMHS experience. & Masters (or equivalent)
  • Degree in Family Therapy & Systemic Psychotherapy and UKCP registration
  • All applicants will require professional registration with a statutory body: the HSC, Chartered Clinical Psychologists by BPS, Child Psychotherapists' by ACP or UKCP
  • Extensive post core qualification experience in the mental health field.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with children and their families with complex needs.
  • Systemic family therapy experience


  • Experience or training in Other therapies. ENB 603



  • Have the skills to be able to deliver supervision. Able to act as a resource to other professionals
  • Able to give community advice on family therapy practice.erbal and written communication.
  • Ability to teach and supervise in the use of family therapy.

Communication Skills


  • Good communication skills - verbal, written and non-verbal

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust



7 Pyle Street

Newport, Isle of Wight

PO30 1JW

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