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Family Work Lead, Early Intervention in Psychosis Service

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
West Bromwich
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata per annum
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic Family Work Lead, who is trained and experienced in Behavioural Family Therapy.

This is a Pan Trust post covering the four localities, Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell and Wolverhampton. You would be expected to travel to all localities, but you could choose which area to base yourself from.

Your role would be to ensure evidence-based family interventions are provided across EIP to meet national standards.

As family work lead, you will have oversight and responsibility for ensuring the delivery of FI and carer support across the service meets the target set out in NCAP.

The role includes supervision of clinical staff, alongside leading in house training in family work and carer support.

You would work as an integrated part of the MDT, and co-work families with other team members.

Main duties of the job

In adherence with NICE Guidelines, the post-holder will ensure the provision of evidence-based Family Intervention for Psychosis (FI) sessions for EIP patients and their families .

Working closely with the Service leads you will support the delivery of interventions such as behavioural family therapy (BFT) in the 4 EIP teams through the offer of training, individual and group supervision and advice and guidance to the MDTs. Where required you will also jointly deliver interventions with complex cases to support care coordinators and the clinical team. The post holder will work with the Service lead in improving the offer of structured, evidence based carer support with consideration of how we deliver carer groups both face to face and virtually.

To be responsible for data collection and overview of work completed, service needs and audit.

About us

At Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we're building a high-calibre, diverse and inclusive mental health workforce. One that will give talented professionals like you the opportunity to shape an outstanding service that will transform community mental healthcare and deliver happier and healthier lives all across our communities.

The Trust is rated 'Good' from CQC (Care Quality Commission) and is the lead provider for mental health services across The Black Country. We have recently invested in newly created clinical divisions and are currently developing new models of integrated primary and secondary care for adults and older adults.

Just as we look after our patients, we make sure to look after our staff, too. We have a strong dedication to staff health and wellbeing, as well as anti-racism, diversity and inclusion. This is a place where everyone can bring their whole selves to work, feel truly supported and do great things in the process.

In return for your talent and dedication, you can look forward to an exciting and thorough induction programme and you'll receive clinical and professional support from a diverse and growing multi-disciplinary team.

We are an inclusive employer, serving a diverse population across our region. We want our workforce to reflect the communities we serve and strive for the diversity and ability of our workforce to be able offer this.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism and promote the benefits of family work within an EIP service

Ensure a systematic approach is in place for the delivery of family intervention and carer support across the four EIP teams

Support the Service leadwith job planning and caseload management / supervision in regards to family interventions being a key deliverable for all care coordinators

Work alongside the Service lead to promote and role model best practice regarding family and carer interventions as well as those of care coordination

Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients and how they support colleagues

Use advanced expertise and knowledge to support management of the most complex cases.

Lead on the delivery of individual and group supervision in relation to family and carer interventions as well as providing guidance to MDTs on best approaches to complex cases

Please see job description and Person Specification for full details

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, OT, or Social worker
  • Significant post registration experience working with families
  • Significant post registration experience working with people who have experienced psychosis
  • Trained in Behavioural Family Therapy
  • Qualified to deliver BFT supervision and training


  • Experience in working in EIP
  • experience of leading audit

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Edward Street Community Base

Edward Street

West Bromwich

B70 8NL

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