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Family Therapist

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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Exciting opportunities for Band 8a Family Therapist to join our Eating Disorder Service.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the large and expanding of Northants Eating Disorder Service (NEDS). NEDS is a passionate and energetic countywide psychology-led service. The team (over 13. w.t.e.) currently comprises of a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical & Counselling Psychologists, Clinical Nurse Specialists (RMN), Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Specialist Dietician, many of whom participate in national initiatives in the field of eating disorders.

NEDS is a very well-established service, which has evolved over the past 30 years and is a pioneer of community-based approaches to treatment and support. We offer evidence-based treatment for the whole spectrum of eating disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and OSFED. A comprehensive range of services is provided, from outpatient individual and group treatment packages for relatively mild-moderate cases of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-eating disorder, through to intervention and case management of people with severe Anorexia Nervosa. Clinicians in NEDS work with individuals locally in the communityand also co-ordinate referrals to Out of Area inpatient admissions to Specialist Eating Disorder Units (SEDU's), when needed.

Main duties of the job

The Systemic Family Therapist will provide a qualified systemic family therapy service within the Adult Community Eating Disorder Service, including assessment, care planning and therapeutic intervention. The postholder will provide consultation, supervision and support to other clinical members of the team who provide family/network-based care and treatment. The postholder will work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the governance of family therapy practice with the specialism.

About us

We have strong working links with CMHTs, IAPT, Personality Disorder Service, Complex PTSD service within the Trust and also with the Primary and Acute care sector. We are expanding our service to include staff from occupational therapy, family therapy, social work and peer support.

Exciting new developments include the development of intensive home support and day programme for people with severe eating disorders and early intervention approaches (FREED ). Further developments aresighted, including enhancing our pathways for individuals who experience neurodiversity and are struggling with an eating disorder. We therefore welcome applicants with experience of working with people who have autistic spectrum conditions.

There are excellent opportunities for further accredited training in key therapeutic approaches and robust systems of support and supervision within the Trust. You will be joining a large, diverse and thriving psychology service (over 200 w.t.e. across myriad of specialties) with great opportunities for joint working and continuing professional development. The service is part of the East Midlands Provider collaborative, Nursing staff also have access to Special Interest Groups.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification Knowledge and Experience Essential
  • o Registration with the UK Council for Psychotherapy and Association of Family Therapy
  • The maintenance of UKCP Registration by attendance of courses to meet AFT CPD requirements.
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • To be able to demonstrate knowledge of Clinical Governance and CPA and demonstrates the ability to apply them in practice.

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