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Systemic Psychotherapist - Spring Tide Eating Disorder Day Service

Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Hove
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024
We are seeking to recruit a passionate, knowledgeable and dynamic Systemic Psychotherapist to join our Eating Disorder Day Service based at Aldrington House in Hove. Spring Tide offers an intensive treatment programme for young people aged 10-18 with an eating disorder and their families, and supports recovery through evidenced based interventions the programme is based on the Intensive Treatment Programme from the Maudsley and incorporates intensive family work based on the Maudsley Model of Family Therapy for Eating Disorders. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality evidenced based treatment in accordance with NICE Guidelines and National Access and Waiting Times Standards.

You will be joining a service of highly skilled and experienced multi-disciplinary team of professionals. Our team is responsible for covering all of Sussex.

You will work as a member of the clinical service/team, providing a high quality, specialist systemic psychotherapy service to clients, their families or carers. In addition, to support systemic thinking and practice within the team through consultation, supervision, formulation and training.

You will participate in systemic clinical governance and to offer clinical supervision to assistant, trainee and other staff members, to develop the family work within the team. To utilise research skills for audit, service development and research within the area served by the team/service.

We support flexible working where possible.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a qualified, high-quality specialist systemic psychotherapy service to individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams, in line with best, evidence-based practice and trust care pathways.
  • To be responsible for holding and managing a clinical caseload and to exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the planning and prioritising of own workload and the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients, within the bounds of the service operational policy.
  • To use analytical and judgment skills and be responsible for taking clinical management decisions in complex clinical issues.
  • To clinically supervise Psychological Professionals including trainee practitioner psychologists and junior psychologists, psychological therapists, psychotherapists or counsellors and other staff as appropriate.
  • To professionally supervise and, when appropriate, manage psychological professionals.
  • To complete assessments of those referred to the service and outcome this in a timely manner in line with code of Conduct
  • To provide consultation, mentorship, supervision and advice about psychological issues to other members of the team/service and other professionals working with service users, across a range of agencies/ settings as appropriate.
  • To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service/team.


About us

At SPFT we provide mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

Working in Sussex:
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns
  • Embrace the city life with great access to visit Brighton and London
  • With easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow and excellent railway links across the UK there is plenty of opportunity for adventure

We'd love you to join our organisation that is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, in our recent staff survey 82% told us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Key staff survey results include:
  • 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles


Job description

Job responsibilities

REQUIREMENTS
  • Recognised accredited post graduate level training in a psychological therapy relevant to Children and Young People.
  • Professionally registered to work with Children and Young People.
  • A high level of competence in applying a psychological therapy to complex difficulties appropriate for Children and Young People.
  • Extensive experience of working within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience of supervising staff.
  • Wide knowledge of local and national policies.

MAIN DUTIES
  • To provide a qualified, high-quality specialist psychology service to individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams, in line with best, evidence-based practice and trust care pathways.
  • To be responsible for holding and managing a clinical caseload and to exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the planning and prioritising of own workload and the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients, within the bounds of the service operational policy.
  • To use analytical and judgment skills and be responsible for taking clinical management decisions in complex clinical issues.

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

For more information or an informal discussion please contact Shelley Oakeshott, Clinical Service Manager shelley.oakeshott@spft.nhs.uk telephone number 0300 304 2039

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Recognised accredited post graduate level training in psychological therapy
  • Professionally registered with appropriate board


Knowledge/Experience

Essential

  • Substantial post-qualification/accreditation experience of specialist psychological therapy
  • A high level of competence in applying a psychological therapy to complex difficultlies
  • Significant experience of working with young people with an eating disorder
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the professional registration/accrediting body


Desirable

  • Experience of specialist psychological therapy assessment and treatment of young people


Skills

Essential

  • Well developed skills to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment formulation and management
  • Ability to plan and manage a complex work load with competing demands
  • IT skills


Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Spring Tide - Aldrington House

35 New Church Road

Hove

BN3 4AG

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