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Principal Family and Systemic Psychotherapist

Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Crawley Down
Salary
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Grade
Band 8B
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are seeking to recruit a passionate, knowledgeable and dynamic Principal Family and Systemic Psychotherapist to join our Specialist Sussex-Wide Family Eating Disorder Service (SFEDS). SFEDS works with young people aged 10-17 with Anorexia Nervosa/ Bulimia Nervosa and Atypical Anorexia Nervosa and their families, and supports recovery through Evidence Based Interventions such as Maudsley Family Therapy models, group work, and E-CBT. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality evidenced based treatment in accordance with NICE Guidelines and National Access and Waiting Time Standards.

You will be joining a service of highly skilled and experienced Family and Systemic Psychotherapists, Psychiatry, Paediatrician, Clinical Psychology and Assistant Psychologists, Nurses, Support Workers, Dietitian, and Social Workers with support from an outstanding administration team. Our team is responsible for covering all of Sussex, currently based at Crawley Down Health Centre.

The current post-holder is retiring and so we are recruiting a Principal Family and Systemic Psychotherapist

Main duties of the job

The role will entail being a core member of the leadership team contributing to service development as well as offering assessments and holding a complex caseload. The role will work closely with the Clinical Service Manager.

Main duties:

To work as a member of Sussex Family Eating Disorder Service providing a high quality, specialist applied systemic family therapy service to clients, their families or carers, where there are highly complex presentations. In addition to be responsible for the supervision and governance of a defined group of systemic family therapists in the specified service and to support systemic practice within the team and other agencies through consultation, supervision, formulation and training.

About us

We provide mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

Working in Sussex:
  • With a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns there's always new experiences to be enjoyed
  • Embrace the city life with great access to visit Brighton and London
  • Easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow and excellent railway links across the UK

We'd love you to join our organisation that is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, with 82% of people in our recent staff survey telling us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Other key staff survey results include:
  • 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team

See the attached 'Partnership Perks' document for details about our benefits package.

Job description

Job responsibilities

REQUIREMENTS

In order to be a successful Principal Family and Systemic Psychotherapist in our team you will be:
  • A qualified and experienced Family and Systemic Therapist
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision.
  • Experience within an eating disorders team

SPFT staff have the capacity to work from home remotely where applicable and in agreement with your line manager. You are required to work on site a minimum of 60% of your contracted hours.

Part-time hours can be considered Minimum 22.5 hrs per week.

MAIN DUTIES
  • To work as a senior member of Sussex Family Eating Disorder Service providing a high quality, specialist applied systemic family therapy service to clients, their families or carers, where there are highly complex presentations.
  • To be responsible for the supervision and governance of a defined group of systemic family therapists in the specified service and to support systemic practice within the team and other agencies through consultation, supervision, formulation and training.
  • To utilise research skills for audit, service development and research within the area served by the team/service
  • To work alongside other members of the leadership team to develop and promote best practice within allocated resources and to guide the team around any future developments related to both SFEDS and wider CAMHS

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Please apply using the link in this advert, or for more information explore the attachments or contact:

Jay Jameson-Allen - General Manager

M: 07393140156

Email: Julianna.Jameson-Allen@spft.nhs.uk

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • An approved post graduate/Masters level qualification (or equivalent) in a recognised psychological therapy , leading to recognised professional accreditation in Systemic Family Therapy (AFT or UKCP)
  • Post-qualification training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • Professionally registered as a psychological therapist with relevant registration body e.g. Health and Care Professions Council


Knowledge

Essential

  • Experience of working with specified client group
  • Well developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care coordinator and also within the context of a multidisciplinary care plan
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the relevant registration body


Skills

Essential

  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively with clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management
  • Skills in clinical project management, resource, allocation and service development
  • Experience of managing complex and conflicting demands and deadlines


Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Crawley Down Health Centre

15 Bowers Road

Crawley Down

RH10 4HY

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

354-CS-21463-D

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