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Family and Systemic Psychotherapist 7/8a

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 a year pro rata
Closing date
30 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Family and Systemic Psychotherapist (Newly qualified and completing training this year)

What you like to be part of a service which is innovative, forward thinking and committed to enabling people who are experiencing mental health difficulties to recover and discover their potential?

If so, we are an exciting opportunity for band 7 (Part -Time 0.64) Family and Systemic Psychotherapist.

We have launched our brand-new band 7-8a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist preceptorship programme, with a structured support and development plan to enable you to progress to Band 8a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist role on completion of the required competencies. It is a fantastic time to join our Trust's growing Mental Health Services. Parkview inpatient clinic is also undergoing a �4.6m rebuild to give patients their own en-suite rooms and therapeutic spaces.

Family and Systemic Psychotherapist who would like to develop in their career and Trainees qualifying this autumn are encouraged to apply.

Main duties of the job

To promote recovery and provide excellent multidisciplinary mental health services for young people, (aged 11 - 18) and their families accessing care at the Regional Inpatient CAMHS service at Parkview, Moseley, Birmingham. The post holder will provide specialist Family and Systemic Psychotherapy assessment and intervention for young people and their families/carers, contribute to the ward round, formulation, care planning, CPAs and MDT assessments, as well as offer supervision, consultation, training, and staff support to colleagues within an inpatient setting.

Being a team player is important, who offer a high quality of care guided by strong evidence, and who are committed to making a difference to the lives of young people and their families.

The team are excited to welcome more Family and Systemic Psychotherapy colleagues and value the diversity of skills Family and Systemic Psychotherapist can contribute in relation to therapeutic interventions, consultation, supervision, reflective practice, teaching and training, service development and research/ audit knowledge.

You can bring your skills and experience to our trust and see the difference you can make to the lives of young people and their families.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Current or applying for UKCP Registration as Systemic Family Psychotherapists



  • Experience of, and skill in offering systemic thinking to the complexity of multidisciplinary work in a busy, stressful inpatient setting. This is to include experience of offering staff support groups and staff debriefs


  • Experience of working with young people and families in an inpatient/ hospital setting using Family based treatment such as NVR and MFT

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Inpatient CAMHS @ Parkview Clinic Birmingham Woman's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

60 Queensbridge Road Birmingham


B13 8QE

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