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Family Interventions for Psychosis (FIp) Practitioner

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has become available for a highly motivated and passionate Family Interventions for Psychosis (FIp) Practitioner to join the Brighton Early Intervention in Psychosis Service. This is an innovative service which specialises in supporting individuals who have experienced first episode psychosis and their families. Family Intervention are a core part of our delivery, as described within the NICE guidance for Psychosis and Schizophrenia, and a key requirement for the National Clinical Audit for Psychosis (NCAP) as part of our commissioning arrangements.

Main duties of the job

Candidates for this post will need to have already completed the Family Interventions for Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder training (Health Education England approved), or be currently undertaking the course. The role is fully dedicated to family and carer interventions provision, and the post holder will be taking a lead in structuring the way in which support is offered to the families and loved ones of service users under the care of the service (providing groups and one to one support) and alsoworking with other members of the team who are also trained to deliver family interventions. You will receive supervision from a Clinical Psychologist, and have access to specialist group-based supervision

Successful applicants will therefore be provided with the opportunity to contribute towards the further development of the service, and to take a leadership role specifically regarding the delivery of family intervention. You will also need to be able to demonstrate effective communication skills, be enthusiastic, self-motivated, flexible and able to work as part of a team.

About us

We recognise that working in mental health can be stressful at times, so we prioritise staff wellbeing providing regular supervision, reflective practice, appraisal, training, and any other support that our staff need to ensure their wellbeing. We can support flexible working. We know that a positive work/life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, partial home-working, part-time hours, or flexible start/finish times. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We work to an assertive outreaching model, and very much apply a 'whole-team' approach to delivering support, to those using the service, their loved ones, and each other, including vibrant peer and experts by experience co-production within our multi-disciplinary team.

Our vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment the people that we employ are at the heart of making this vision a reality. If you've got the passion, the belief, the drive and the talent to help us achieve our vision, then we want to hear from you.

Person Specification



  • Recognised professional training in a psychological therapy as specified in the appendix
  • Professionally registered as specified in the Appendix

Knowledge / Experience


  • Qualified and accredited in delivery of a specialist psychological therapy (assessment, formulation and treatment), across a range of presenting problems experienced by those with psychosis and their families, maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Demonstrable competence in the delivery of a psychological therapy and a track record of delivering positive outcomes in this therapy
  • Experience of representing psychological therapy within the context of multi-disciplinary care and NHS settings
  • Experience of working with the particular client group served by the team/service (psychosis)
  • Knowledge of guidance and legislation in relation to the client group.
  • Experience of the application of psychological therapy in different cultural contexts and experience of working within a multicultural framework.
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development as required by the professional registration/accrediting body specified in the appendix.

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Aldrington Centre

35 New Church Road



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