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Systemic Family Therapist

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£43,574 to £57,349 per annum (incl of HCAS)
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a newly qualified or experienced Family Therapist with a passion for improving the lives of young people? Are you looking for a rewarding position working alongside a fantastically supportive team who consistently rate their job satisfaction highly?

Here in the Children's eating disorders team in Maidenhead we are looking for a Family Therapist to join us either at a band 7 or 8a DOE.

You will be providing highly specialist systemic assessment and the planning, implementation, and evaluation of systemic family therapy interventions for young people referred to Berkshire CYP Eating Disorders Service. You will be responsible for assessing young people and their families in relation to a range of highly complex emotional, psychological and behavioural challenges and planning a range of evidence-based interventions.

We are a multidisciplinary team in which you will be expected to work autonomously holding your own caseload and (at band 8a) supporting those under your supervision.

We work closely with a number of external agencies as well as other professional networks and teams across CAMHS which you will be expected to provide specialist consultation and clinical supervision to.

We are very committed to the development of our staff offering both internal and external training opportunities. We provide excellent support and training in working in eating disorders.

The working hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 17:00 and are open to both full & part time applicants.

Main duties of the job

  • Providing systemic psychotherapy as autonomous professional employing methods based upon evidence
  • Working in ways which are sensitive to and appropriate for the needs of families from a wide range of racial, cultural and religious backgrounds
  • Undertaking detailed and specialist psychological and systemic assessment of adults/children and families using such assessment procedures as may be appropriate
  • Participating in multidisciplinary meetings, child protection case conferences and reviews, etc.
  • Maintaining up to date and accurate clinical records

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solution

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust site

Job description

Job responsibilities

The 4 must haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • Masters degree or equivalent
  • Previous experience working with families and groups in a mental health setting
  • Experience of working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team and multi-agency environment
  • Full UK driving license with access to vehicle

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to contact the Childrens Clinical Team Lead wholl be delighted to hear from you.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification



  • Registration with a recognised approved body
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent training in:- Qualified Systemic Family Therapist Masters level UKCP registered.
  • Clinical Psychology (or equivalent for those who trained before 1996) as accredited by the BPS. or Registered Mental Health Nurse (NMC). or Occupational Therapy degree level qualification and registered with HPCP. or Registered Social Worker with relevant social work qualification. or Relevant post graduate qualification. or Qualified Psychotherapist registered with professional body i.e. ACP approved Child Psychotherapist.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Experience of working with people, families and groups in Mental Health setting.

Additional Requirements


  • Car owner/driver and possess full UK driver's licence or evidence of ability to travel to designated base and other sites.

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Eating Disorder CAMHS



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