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Senior Family Therapist

Employer
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Harrow
Salary
£56,388 to £62,785 per annum incl HCAS
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
To provide 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 assessment and therapy to service users and their families/cares. To provide advice and consultation on their care to non-family therapy colleagues and the professional network involved.

The post holder will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service's policies and procedures.

The post holder will be based in the Emotional and Behavioral care pathway providing generic CAMHS assessment and intervention as well as providing specialist family therapy interventions to contribute to support plans for the care of children and young people and their families. 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 (NICE Guidance).

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.

Main duties of the job

  • Doing generic CAMHS assessments of children and young people referred to the Emotional and Behavioral team within a time frame
  • Formulate and implement care plan 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, careers, families and groups, within and across teams. 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
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About us

Harrow CAMHS is based at Ash Tre Clinic, Harrow. The team is well established and is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians. We aim to provide an accessible, flexible and responsive local service for patients and professionals working with children in the area using the whole range of therapeutic interventions, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, systemic and family therapies, psychotherapy, psychoeducation and therapy groups and multi-family work. Hillingdon CAMHS consists of four main sub-teams: Emotional Disorders Team Neurodevelopmental Team Enhanced Treatment Team, and Learning Disabilities (LD-CAMHS). The post holder may be required to travel to other parts of the catchment area and / or wider service and trust as necessary, including working within the community (e.g. schools). The service operates Monday to Friday 09.00 to 17:00 with some flexibility to work extended hours to meet service need.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Doing generic CAMHS assessments of children and young people referred to the Emotional and Behavioral team within a time frame
  • Formulate and implement care plan for the treatment and/or management of the child/young persons 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, careers, families and groups, within and across teams. 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.
  • To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of children and young people.
  • Provide specialist expertise, advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to children and young people formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • Contribute directly and indirectly to a framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all children and young people of the service, across all settings and agencies.
  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual children and young people and to provide advice to other professions on risk assessment and risk management
  • Act as care coordinator/lead professional taking responsibility for initiating planning and review of CAMHS care plans.
  • Communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of children and young people.
  • Be part of Community duty Rota in the clinic.


Person Specification

Qaulification

Essential

  • Post-graduate family therapy training to MSc level or equivalent.
  • UKCP registration as family therapist


Desirable

  • CYP IAPT training/Supervisor training
  • Qualification in core mental health or social welfare profession (e.g. social work, mental health nursing, psychology, occupational therapy) and significant post qualification experience
  • Post-qualification training in additional CAMHS related specialised areas
  • Post-qualification training in teaching and supervision of child family therapy
  • Recent Safeguarding children training


Experience

Essential

  • Relevant years post qualifying experience of working within a multidisciplinary CAMHS Team
  • Experience in supervising as Family Therapist
  • Experience of developing and delivering bespoke CAMHS training to non CAMHS professionals
  • Experience of developing and delivering clinical training to colleagues


Desirable

  • Experience of developing bespoke training packages
  • Fluent in an additional language
  • Experience of managing and supervising others in a clinical and performance management context including appraisal


Core Competencies

Essential

  • Able to confidently and competently undertake generic and emergency CAMHS assessment Understands developmental issues for children and able to adapt interventions accordingly
  • Understands the need for and able to competently assess risk Understands individual and service safeguarding responsibilities, policy and procedure
  • Understands the elements of effective engagement and can apply these to working practice Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication Able to foster strong therapeutic alliances Understanding of and commitment to the principles and practices of CYP IAT Understanding of and commitment to service user involvement, patient led care and choice
  • Understands the need for and has experience of undertaking family and parenting work as part of CAMHS support
  • Understands the importance of assessment that explores and considers individual cultural identity and associated support needs
  • Able to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, actively engaging in and supporting duty and emergency Rota, peer support, training and skills development


oSpecialist Competencies

Essential

  • Experience of undertaking and supervising specialist family therapy assessment Experience of undertaking assessment of parenting capacity as part of court directed parenting assessments oFamily Therapy, Group Therapy Experience, knowledge and skills in the use of and supervision of family therapy intervention and management of children, adolescents and their


Desirable

  • Webster Stratton, etc) and other types of group work group such as multi- family group


Attitude, Aptitude and Personal Characteristics

Essential

  • oAble to build constructive relationships with warmth and empathy, using good communication skills oTreats service users with respect and dignity at all times oEnthusiastic, flexible and confident approach to working oAble to prioritise own workload oWillingness and ability to learn new skills and adapt to change oHonesty, enthusiasm and a sense of loyalty oConducts self in a professional, courteous manner at all times and able to maintain professionalism in an often emotionally challenging environment


Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Ash Tree Clinic

Northolt Road

Harrow

HA2 8EQ

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