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CAMHS Systemic Family Therapist

Pennine Care NHS FT
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for experienced and motivated staff to join us within our CAMHS in Bury. This post holder will enhance existing provision within our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service serving our borough of Bury.

We are looking for a Systemic Family therapist who has extensive experience as a family therapist but wanting to expand their skills and knowledge strategically as well

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be responsible for developing a cohesive strategy for the delivery of family therapy within Bury CAMHS through significant leadership and project management skills.

Within your specialist clinical role you will take a lead in providing a highly specialist family therapy service to young people. This involves providing specialist assessment and systemic family psychotherapy to young people, their families, and to other, non-professional carers.

You will offer leadership, advice, consultation, supervision and training to other professionals within the service and to other professionals in the borough who are engaged in family work. The post holder will exercise autonomous judgement in professional practice within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service policies and procedures.

About us

Bury CAMHS within Pennine Care NHS foundation trust provide a high level of evidence based intervention as well as specialist mental health assessments to help identify the appropriate service for the children and young people

We work closely with partner agencies to aim for the best outcome for our children young people and families

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post provides a specialised service requiring the post holder to have developed an advanced level of generic and specific therapeutic skills and have a well-developed and proven understanding of young people with mental health difficulties
  • The emphasis is on the provision of expert assessment and treatment intervention of young people and their families and carers. A high degree of autonomy and responsibility for decision making is expected with regard to assessment and treatment intervention.
  • The Family Therapist operates both independently and as an integrated member of a multi-disciplinary team. As a team member the Family Therapist has some generic roles and responsibilities within the CAMHS. The Family Therapist needs to have an advanced level of experience of mental health in young people and be equipped to provide specialist assessment and treatment intervention to young people and their families and carers suffering from a mental health difficulty as well as consultation and advice to other organizations and services.

Person Specification

education and qualification


  • Professional qualification in Health or Social Care, e.g. RMN, Social Work and evidence of post registration professional development.
  • An AFT recognised four year training leading to a qualification in Systemic Psychotherapy/ Family Therapy
  • United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registration (Systemic)
  • Registered systemic supervisor training


  • Leadership/management qualification
  • Strong evidence of teaching systemic therapy to family therapy trainees and other professionals.



  • Demonstrable clinical experience of working with service users in the health and social care field, some of which should be in the context of service users with eating disorders, as part of relevant first profession
  • Demonstrable experience of working as a qualified systemic therapist within CAMHS


  • Experience of working with young people and their families suffering from eating disorders



  • Experience of teaching and training systemic/ family therapy theory/skills and generic mental health training to other professional groups
  • Experience of supervising staff in systemic approaches
  • Experience of maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems where there may be high expressed emotion, verbal abuse or threats of violence
  • Experience of consultation to other professionals
  • Experience of delivering formal training, up to and including intermediate level.
  • Experience of working with complex cases

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT



Fairfield General Hospital



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