Highly Specialist Systemic Family Psychotherapist

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£48,971 - £55,064 inc HCAS Fringe
Closing date
8 Jul 2022

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The Surrey-Wide Specialist Eating Disorder Service for Children and Young People provides care and support to people up to 18 years of age in their local communities. We offer accessible multi-professional assessment and treatment services for children and young people with eating disorders registered in Surrey. We are looking to recruit a systemic family therapist to our team. You will be joining an established and supportive team of specialist clinicians and therapists.

The post holders will provide a highly specialist Systemic Psychotherapy which will be based on specialist knowledge about helping young people and their families with eating disorders. These are exciting roles with the potential to be able to develop your role from and 8a to and 8b post as well as gain skills and training in Eating Disorders.

You will work closely with the Service Manager, Professional Lead and the Family Therapy Lead to support the full implementation of Family Therapy for our service users and parents/carers following NICE Guidelines for Eating Disorders. You will also support any Family Therapy Trainees within EDS. There is the hope that the successful candidate or candidates will set up a Family Therapy Team and Screen and supervise Family therapy students.

We currently treat all young people presenting with Binge Eating Disorder, ARFID, Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. Due to the 2015 NHSE Access and Waiting Times Guidance for Eating Disorders, we have developed additional pathways to ensure more timely delivery of evidenced based psychological therapies for all of our children and young people. These new posts will enhance that remit. The team is very well established and performing to an outstanding level.

It is essential that you are a car driver and have use of a car as you will be required to attend CPA’s for your clients. Training and research opportunities are available and we have strong links with the Adult ED Team and our CAMHS colleagues.

We are committed to providing flexible working patters to enable good work life balance. We would welcome applicants interested in working part time or full time. There is scope for a proportion of online working. Face to face clinical work is needed.

If you are interested in this post, please contact either Kim Lockyer, Lead Family Therapist (Kim.Lockyer@sabp.nhs.uk), Dr Helen Le Vesconte, (Helen.LeVesconte@sabp.nhs.uk) or telephone 01372 206325.

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