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Systemic Family Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa inc
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The CAMHS specialist role is responsible for supporting the Generic team in implementing Directorate and Trust initiatives at service level and for playing a key role in monitoring and evaluating the quality of care delivered locally.

The post holder will lead on engagement and working with hard-to-reach adolescents.

The post holder must be a good team worker and be able to lead in areas of clinical practice and development and will be responsible for working independently and managing a caseload of clients, ensuring safe and effective clinical practices.

The post holder will work within the multi-disciplinary team developing a mentalisation-based approach to working with Generic with complex mental health presentations.

The service operates from 8.30am - 6pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 5pm on Friday.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide the CAMHS team with a high quality, evidence based systemic psychotherapy service to children, their families, carers and professional networks, in keeping with CYP-IAPT principles.
  • To provide specialist systemic assessment and therapy to families with children and adolescents who are referred to CAMHS.
  • To provide specialist advice and consultation regarding diagnoses and treatment to CAMHS colleagues, external agencies, working autonomously within professional guidelines and within a multi-disciplinary team, contributing to overall service delivery as required.

To contribute to the development, implementation and audit of services for families with children presenting to the Service.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To record information on RiO, ensuring effective documentation of patient care is consistent with Trust standards.
  • To implement and contribute to policy and service development as appropriate.
  • To participate in the recruitment, induction, supervision, appraisal and development of staff, and to conduct formal and informal supervision of trainee nurses.
  • To ensure that work is in keeping with both the Service and Trust policies and protocols.
  • To collect and process relevant statistical data as required by the service.
  • To take responsibility as agreed with the line manager and the service manager for the training and personal development of junior nursing staff.
  • To be clinically accountable to CAMHS consultant nurse through line manager
  • To represent CAMHS and nursing on Directorate and Trust committees as required and to be able to effectively communicate information relevant to CAMHS

Person Specification

Children and young peoples services


  • Experience
  • Education
  • Effort and Environment
  • Skills/Abilities/Knowledge


  • Skills/Abilities/Knowledge
  • Education



  • Working with children


  • Years of experience



  • Working with families


  • Years of experience

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Highpoint House

Shooters Hill


SE18 3RZ

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