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Systemic Psychotherapist

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year Gross Per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8A
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Full Time
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Are you an experienced systemic psychotherapist seeking an opportunity in a forward-thinking, supportive service?

The Perinatal Community Mental Health Team here at NSFT are seeking a systemic psychotherapist to join their growing team.

The Norfolk and Waveney Perinatal Community Mental Health Service is undergoing a period of rapid growth and expansion in line with the ambitions of the NHS Long Term which has invested £365 million in specialist perinatal mental health services as part of a five-year programme. This is aimed at increasing access to expert treatment and support for an extra 30,000 women each year, closer to home, when they need it.

This is a key new role within our team, which will help us to offer more family focused interventions and to support our work with partners and fathers.

Main duties of the job

You will play a key role in helping the service to deliver on the NHS long-term plan ambitions to deliver family and couple interventions and to consider how we can work with whole family systems. You will work as part of a broad MDT and support the delivery of therapeutic interventions by range of professionals.

Main duties will include, but not be limited to: assessment and formulation of individuals and families with a range of complex mental health difficulties in the perinatal period, provision of family therapy, supporting the team to think systemically, providing supervision and consultation.

We are looking to appoint a skilled, committed, and motivated individual with excellent communication and organisational skills and a keen interest in working with. Previous experience of working with pre-school children is ideal but not essential.

We can accommodate some flexible working, in line with the service need and we are Family Friendly and supportive teams. There will be a requirement to be able to travel independently across the beautiful Norfolk and Suffolk countryside on occasion.

About us
About us

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing experiences and learning from each other. In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Why work for us? We are an improving Trust, with ambitious aspirations and pushing ahead with exciting transformation work. We have strong, established nursing networks coupled with an exceptional leadership team who will ensure you are truly cared for and cared about.

Why Norfolk and Suffolk? The people here are warm and welcoming, you'll never be far from the beautiful coastline or Broads National Park. We're an hour and a half away from London and have an international airport in Norwich too. Our villages, towns and cities are packed full of history, independent cafes, shops and theatres. We have excellent shopping, eating out, top ranking schooling and affordable house prices too.

Job description
Job responsibilities
Job Description/job responsibilities
For full a full list of responsibilities and requirements, please see attached job description.
Person Specification
  • Postgraduate qualification in appropriate mental health/social welfare profession
  • Masters or Doctoral level qualification in Systemic Psychotherapy
  • Eligibility for UKCP registration
  • Other related academic qualifications
  • Training in teaching Systematic Psychotherapy

  • Evidence of continuing professional development as required by UKCP/AFT guidelines

  • Skills in applying systemic theory to work with individuals, couples, family systems, groups and Application Form / Interview / References Page | 10 Generic 2016 organisations
  • Ability to contain and work with organisational stress and ability to hold the stresses of others
  • Able to provide services in a variety of environments as meets the needs of clients and contracted work

  • Working with people with acute and enduring mental health problems and Learning Disabilities.
  • Awareness of legislative framework for Children and Young People (including the Mental Health Act)
  • Awareness of current mental health issues
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to mental health and the full range of client groups

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Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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