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Family Therapist

Employer
Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sheffield
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Profession
Mental health
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We are looking to recruit a permanent Band 7 qualified Family Therapist, to work within the Paediatric Psychology Department at the Sheffield Children's Hospital, providing clinical input into the chronic pain pathways with an element of cross speciality work.

There is a strong culture of research and training within the Paediatric Psychology Department, and a huge amount of expertise in working with children with physical health problems.

This post will be suitable for those who have UKCP registration in place.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide specialist systemic family therapy assessments for children/ adolescents who may be experiencing severe, highly complex and persistent physical and mental health problems.
  • To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the formulation and implementation of treatment plans taking into account relevant evidence-based research, theory, practice and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes which have shaped the child/adolescent, their parents/carers and family.
  • To provide specialist systemic therapeutic treatment for children, adolescents, their parents/carers and families referred to the Paediatric Service, with severe, highly complex and persistent physical and mental health problems. This may include some group and reflecting team interventions as well as face to face/virtual appointments.
  • To provide specialist systemic advice, guidance and consultation to professional colleagues within Sheffield Children's Hospital and related external agencies who work with children/young people contributing directly to clients' formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • To contribute to CPD and ongoing training needs for yourself and the team.


  • About us

    Sheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.

    We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision to create a healthier future for children and young people.
    • Outstanding patient care
    • Brilliant place to work
    • Leader in children's health

    Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.

    We are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyles while at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexible working and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues are encouraged to join these groups and request flexible working.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Clinical:
  • To provide specialist systemic family therapy assessments for children/ adolescents who may be experiencing severe, highly complex and persistent physical and mental health problems.
  • To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the formulation and implementation of treatment plans taking into account relevant evidence-based research, theory, practice and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes which have shaped the child/adolescent, their parents/carers and family.
  • To provide specialist systemic therapeutic treatment for children, adolescents, their parents/carers and families referred to the Paediatric Service, with severe, highly complex and persistent physical and mental health problems. This may include some group and reflecting team interventions as well as face to face/virtual appointments.
  • To provide specialist systemic advice, guidance and consultation to professional colleagues within Sheffield Childrens Hospital and related external agencies who work with children/young people contributing directly to clients formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • To be responsible for working within the appropriate Child Protection and Deliberate Self Harm guidelines in relation to own cases. This includes reporting to and liaising with multi-disciplinary service and external agency staff (eg Social Services staff, CAMHS colleagues, adult mental health staff, primary health and hospital staff, education staff, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, named child protection worker).
  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and to provide advice to other professions on aspects of risk assessment and risk management. This may include some group and reflecting team interventions as well as face to face/virtual appointments.

  • Inclusive Recruitment & Selection

    We are committed to being an inclusive employer and accurate data capture is an important part of that to ensure we are supportive and representative. Our aim is to ensure that all applicants can see themselves in the available categories on our application form, but we recognise that some of our data capture fields are not inclusive. We have flagged this with our system provider to ask for change.

    We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager: Catherine.Gilbert7@nhs.net

    We are continually reviewing our recruitment & selection process to support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. If you have any ideas for improvement, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at Catherine.Gilbert7@nhs.net

    Trust Values

    The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:
    • Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect
    • Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility
    • Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion
    • Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care


    Person Specification

    Knowledge

    Essential

    • Skills in the use of complex methods of assessment intervention and management with children and adolescents with complex and significant mental health problems frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
    • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to children of all ages, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
    • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non professional group
    • Relevant master's level knowledge of research design and methodology
    • Some knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health


    Desirable

    • Well-developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. eating disorder, dual diagnoses, severely challenging behaviours etc.)


    Qualifications

    Essential

    • Postgraduate qualification in relevant mental health/social welfare profession and demonstrable practice
    • Masters/Doctoral level qualification in Family Systemic Psychotherapy or equivalent
    • Registration as a systemic family therapist with the UKCP


    Desirable

    • Post-qualification training and accreditation in a specialised area of psychological practice


    Experience

    Essential

    • Practice in relevant first profession (in Health and/or Social Care settings)
    • Experience of working and communicating with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course in particular with children and young people, as well as work with family groups and adults, including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems and verbal and physical abuse.
    • Experience of a wide variety of child & family clinical presentations across the full range of severity and care settings
    • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams
    • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator and also within the context of a multi disciplinary care p


    Desirable

    • Experience of representing family therapy within the context of multi disciplinary care.
    • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision
    • Experience of assessing and treating clients across the full range of care settings, including inpatient care.
    • Experience of working in different cultural contexts


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    Paediatric Psychology Dept

    3 Northumberland Road

    Sheffield

    S10 2TT

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

    425-24-6300854

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