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Senior Systemic & Family Psychotherapist

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
Wood street
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum plus HCAS (pro rata)
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

We are seeking a full-time Band 8a Senior Family Therapist to join our busy and dynamic (CAMHS) team in Waltham Forest on a permanent contract. We have a growing and supportive therapy team, and we are looking for a Family Therapist who is passionate about young people's mental health and wellbeing to join us in the delivery of high quality and effective CAMHS interventions.

This role requires a post-graduate qualified Family Therapist registered with the appropriate professional and regulatory bodies (AFT and UKCP) and have at least two years' experience in delivering family therapy in a CAMHS (or similar child and adolescent mental health) setting.

This post involves assessing and treating children and young people who present with a moderate to severe mental health difficulties in a community CAMHS setting. The successful candidate will work across the Emotional/ Neurodevelopmental, and behaviour pathways, leading and supervising the family therapy team and other multi-disciplinary team (MDT) members in the management of these cases.

Main duties of the job

  • coordinate family therapy clinics and formal systemic consultations, as well as supporting MDT and multi-agency colleagues with systemic formulations to support their clinical practice.
  • receive regular clinical supervision and will be expected to attend and participate in MDT team meetings as well as CPA meetings of cases on their caseload. They will have a commitment to collaborative working and actively supporting and liaising with other health and social care professionals and partnership agencies as we promote a trauma informed model of practice within the service. CPD opportunities will be available.
  • be part of the CAMHS meeting, working with other senior clinicians in the team to develop the service and meet the changing needs of a diverse population.

About us

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop-in sessions focusing on engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

High-CostArea Supplement

This post also attracts payment for High-Cost Area Supplement of15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata).

Certificates of Sponsorship

Although we are a registered sponsor organisation, we are unable to offer sponsorship for all job roles. Please check your eligibility under the UKVI points based system

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role and working at North East London NHS Foundation Trust. We encourage you to refer closely to this when completing your application.

We welcome your application even if you do not meet all the criteria listed in the person specification. Any development needs to help you succeed in the role, can be discussed at the interview stage

Use of AI

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Person Specification



  • Must have UKCP registeration
  • Must have studied at a Masters level for Systemic & Family Psychotherapy


  • Minimum of 2 years post qualification experience



  • Must have minimum of 2 years post qualification working with young children and family


  • Interview/Application form
  • Application form/Interview

Must have passion for working with young people and their families


  • Must have minimum of 2 years post qualification working with young children and family

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Wood street Health Centre

Lindford Rd

Wood street

E17 3LA

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