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Family & Systemic Psychotherapist - Band 7

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Mental health, Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Family & Systemic Psychotherapist (Band 7) with generic CAMHS experience to work within a multi-disciplinary team in Harrow CAMHS. This is a full-time permanent post and is part of a well established systemic discipline where professional development and innovative work is actively encouraged. Harrow CAMHS is a very dynamic & friendly service which welcomes new skills and new ideas. It is part of Central & North West London (CNWL) Foundation Mental Health Trust. We are committed to collaborative multi-disciplinary work and there are very good links with partnership agencies in the borough. The post will be supervised by the Lead Family & Systemic Psychotherapist in Harrow CAMHS and line managed by the Team Manager. Harrow is a culturally diverse borough and we are keen to provide culturally appropriate services to families. We are looking for an enthusiastic systemic therapist who has a good amount of CAMHS experience and is able to integrate quickly into a busy CAMHS team.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide family assessments of children and young people referred to the team based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources.
  • Formulate and implement Care plans for the treatment and/or management of the child/young person's problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings
  • Be responsible for implementing a range of family therapy. interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams employed individually and in synthesis, grounded in the principles and techniques of systemic and family therapy. These will include long and short-term interventions as appropriate to need.
  • Evaluate and make decisions about treatment options considering both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.
  • To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of children and young people whose problems are managed by psychologically based standard care plans .
  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management.

About us

We're passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care in a community setting or in the patient's own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. We are always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our young persons, colleagues, teams and the Trust.

To find out more about working in CAMHS please CLICK HERE for one of our CAMHS video.

With every new employee we are hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, emotional disorder,Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Enhancement Treatment, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a specialist family therapy service to children and young people with mental health problems across all sectors of care as part of a multi-disciplinary CAMHS service. Providing specialist family therapy to service users and their families/carers and advice and consultation on their care to non-family therapy colleagues and the professional network involved in their support.

The post holder will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the services policies and procedures. They will utilise research skills for audit to support policy and service development and undertake research within the area served by the service and of relevance to young people their families and carers.

The post holder will provide generic CAMHS assessment and intervention as well as providing specialist family therapy interventions and contribute to support plans for the care of children and young people with learning disability, young offenders, refugees and asylum seekers and eating disorders. They will also contribute to highly specialist assessments of children with complex mental health presentations such as ASD, OCD and Eating Disorders and support case formulation and treatment plans in line with best practice and evidence-based interventions.

The post holder will provide advice and consultation to non-family therapists in the service on family therapy and systemic interventions.

Person Specification



  • oPost-graduate family therapy training to MSc level or equivalent.
  • oUKCP registration as family therapist


  • Post-qualification training in additional some CAMHS related specialized work



  • Experience of working with complex cases



  • oFamily and parenting work Understands the need for and has experience of undertaking family and parenting work as part of CAMHS support

Mental Health Assessment


  • Mental Health emergency CAMHS assessment.

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Westminster CAMHS

7a Woodfield road


W9 2NW

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