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Systemic Family Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Erith, Kent
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa inc
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic qualified Family Therapist to work in CAMHS 'Community Health & Well-Being Service (CHeWS)' within the London Borough of Bexley.

The Borough serves a diverse population & the role is to support the continuing development of this team of community outreach CAMHS professionals, introduced in 2016 as part of Future in Mind transformation plans. Our vision is to create an integrated team moving away from service delivery based on traditional organisational/professional structures, but comes together to offer more joined up care pathways for children, young people & their families. We believe this will enhance the early identification of need & facilitate children & young people being able to access the right support at the right time.

Bexley CAMHS is a friendly, busy & thriving CYP IAPT service, regarded as an accessible & effective service. Oxleas provides mental health, learning disabilities & community services to the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley & Greenwich. The Trust & CAMHS have recently been rated as Good by the CQC & has a culture of supporting staff, whilst providing excellent services within a robust clinical governance framework. The child & adolescent systemic psychotherapy discipline is well regarded within the Trust & offers excellent CPD opportunities.

Main duties of the job

The post is open to a systemic psychotherapist with a Masters/Doctorate qualification in Systemic Psychotherapy, or equivalent & UKCP Registration.

The post holder will work in an outreach capacity from Bexley CAMHS, providing specialist mental health advice, consultation (mainly in schools) and training to the network of community children's services and evidence-based, outcomes focussed interventions to children and young people with emerging mental health difficulties. The role will be to provide timely advice to facilitate early identification, support community resilience / offer self-help and management strategies, referral, joint assessments and co-working. These posts will work collaboratively with other school based services.

You will also undertake a range of CAMH assessments and evidence based systemic interventions with a commitment to CYP-IAPT Principles. You will have the opportunity to be part of a Family Therapy Clinic and will also be part of a multi-disciplinary team. Experience of CAMH is desirable. You'll be supervised and supported by a Senior Family Therapist from within the service.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further detailed information relating to the role and responsibilities can be found in the attached supporting documentation

Person Specification



  • Qualifications
  • Experience of working with children
  • Multiagency Working


  • Audit
  • Consultation



  • Revelant qualification



  • Teaching

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Bexley CAMHS, Park Crescent

Park Crescent

Erith, Kent


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