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CAMHS Senior Family Therapist

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a fabulous opportunity for a senior family therapist to join our dedicated family and systemic therapy team situated in a CAMHS service in Derby city and County but with flexibility to also work in the adult service.

This post will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to clinically lead and shape the service which consists of an increasing range of family therapists and practitioners.

They will also have the opportunity to work with a range of families offering direct clinical work.

The successful candidate will be supported by the wider district psychological therapies division including being part of a wider family therapy service that the post is situated in providing opportunities for development and joint working.

You will be joining the team at an exciting period of positive change which we would welcome applicants to be a part of.

Main duties of the job

  • Ensure appropriate highly specialist evidence based clinical risk assessments and safety plans are undertaken and ensure an effective system for the co-ordination of care is implemented (e.g. Safeguarding).
  • Be responsible for ensuring that systemic input is provided within Choice and Partnership (CAPA), CYP IAPT and Care Programme and that opportunity is fully provided to support service user/carer involvement in outcome measurement, participation, feedback and decision-making processes.
  • Ensure evidence based practice and research awareness is used as the foundation for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of mental health care.
  • Ensure Safeguarding Children / Vulnerable Adults Procedures are followed

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the Trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

Provide Systemic clinical leadership for the CAMHS Pathway Teams, in partnership with the team clinical leads and operational managers.

This will include the development of the systemic model within initial assessment of referrals, regular reviews, care planning and integrating a family based intervention model across the pathways through creating a systemic family-based model culture.

Person Specification



  • Post registration experience in family therapy


  • Knowledge and experience of working and supervising within the CYP IAPT framework



  • Core profession, eg Nursing, Social Work Psychology, Occupational Health or extensive experience as a Family Therapist including an acute and broader mental health care setting
  • Family therapy qualification
  • UKCP registered Systemic Psychotherapist (masters level)

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Temple House

Mill Hill Road, Derby


DE23 6SA

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