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Family Therapist

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000**

The relocation package is for anyone who would need to relocate in order to take up employment with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership. Terms and conditions apply please see attached document.

If this applies to you, please state this on your application so we can discuss this with you if you are invited to interview.

Be Part of Building Something New: Band 7 Systemic Family Therapist at West Cheshire 0-18 CYPMH

Are you a passionate and qualified Systemic Family Therapist looking to make a real impact?

We are excited to invite applications for a Band 7 Systemic Family Therapist to join our thriving Children and Young People's Mental Health Service (CYPMH) in West Cheshire. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team and help establish the psychodynamic offer within the service, further strengthening our approach to supporting young people and their families.

Main duties of the job

  • Conduct assessments and deliver evidence-based systemic interventions for children, young people (0-18) and their families experiencing a range of mental health difficulties.
  • Play a key role in developing and implementing the psychodynamic offer within the service, collaborating with colleagues from various disciplines.
  • Provide support and contribute your expertise to the existing family therapy clinic.
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and other professionals.
  • Contribute to ongoing service development and improvement initiatives.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

To support this, we offer up to three weeks induction, dependent on role, with our Prepare to Care programme for all new starters. This aims to give you all the knowledge and guidance to help you grow and flourish with CWP.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If you have a disability that meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme?

Please inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a Silver award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • Approved Family Therapy Qualification
  • Nurse [RMN, RN, HV], Social Work, Clinical Psychology


  • Accredited with Association of Family Therapist and UKCP
  • Additional training in specified therapeutic approaches e.g. CBT, SFBT

Knowledge and Expertise


  • 2 Years of working within a CYPMH setting or Child Mental Health related field
  • 2 Years' experience of working with Family Therapy in a CYPMH or related Child Mental Health Field setting
  • Experience of working with therapeutic approaches e.g. brief Intervention, behavioural models


  • Working experience of Family Therapy Teams, Reflecting Teams and Coworking Family Therapy Sessions



  • Working theoretical knowledge of Systemic models and approaches
  • Knowledge of Child Protection workings and practice Knowledge of Children related legislation e.g. Children's' Act,
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance
  • Experience of Clinical Supervision
  • Experience of writing, implementing and evaluating Treatment Plans
  • Experience of interagency working


  • Experience of working with Students/Learners
  • Experience of providing Clinical Supervision

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Marsden House

Brookdale Place



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