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Family & Systemic Psychotherapist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£52,093 to £58,186 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022
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An opportunity has arisen to recruit an 8a Family & Systemic Psychotherapist to join Haringey CAMHS for a fixed term period. The post is located in Generic CAMHS, a multidisciplinary team offering a range of evidence informed interventions to children up to age 18 and their families, identified as requiring specific and targeted support to address mental health and emotional wellbeing need.

This post holder will contribute a systemic perspective to the MDT and hold a varied caseload, offering specialist systemic psychotherapy, alongside generic assessment, and brief interventions. There will be opportunities to join a weekly family therapy clinic and we welcome your contribution to developing systemic practice across the service. This is an exciting time to join Haringey CAMHS, as work progresses to transform the delivery of services for children and young people, drawing on the principles of the Thrive approach.

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Systemic Psychotherapist who is passionate about improving the health and well-being outcomes for vulnerable children and their families. You will need experience of working in a mental health setting with children and families, excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to working collaborative within a multi-disciplinary service.

Main duties of the job

Supervision of systemic and psychological therapies staff including qualified and unqualified practitioners and other MDT staff. Providing systemic model driven interventions. Teaching/training/ supervision and support in relevant treatment models. Development of systemic treatment pathways in consultation with the management team.

This post is currently established as full time post but consideration will be given to job share and part time hours.

About us

BEH-MHT Vision and Values

Our vision

Our vision is embedded within our clinical strategy. We want to help people live, love, do.
  • Live - A safe and secure place to call home
  • Love - Re-building relationships which may have broken down during a period of illness
  • Do - Help people to find a meaningful activity - that may be getting back into employment or further education

Our values

The Trust's values are:
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Being Positive
  • Working together

Job description Job responsibilities

Please review the attached Job Description and Person Specification for a details description of what this job entails.

Person Specification Education Essential
  • MSc or Doctoral level qualification in Family & Systemic Psychotherapy, accredited with AFT
  • Professional qualification in a mental health or social welfare discipline or agreed Association of Family Therapy (AFT) equivalent training.
  • Professional Registration as a Family & Systemic Psychotherapist with UKCP
  • Specialist training in supervision that has led to 'approved' clinical supervisor status
  • Post-qualification training in one or more additional specialist areas of therapeutic practice
Experience Essential
  • Assessed experience of working as a qualified systemic family psychotherapist for a minimum of three years, including at least 3 years post qualification experience within the designated specialty where the post is located.
  • Experience of working with a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse with a wide variety of client groups across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity.
  • Experience of working with a range of childhood disorders at the acute and chronic stage.
  • Experience of the application of systemic psychotherapy in different cultural contexts.
  • Experience of working with people (children and families) of all ages.
Skills Essential
  • Knowledge of research methodology and outcome measures consistent with systemic practice
  • Ability to work with a racially and culturally diverse community in a wide variety of contexts including advanced specialist skills for working therapeutically in family homes
  • Advanced skills in using a wide variety of systemic theories and interventions and the ability to use these appropriately in relation to client need and work setting
  • Advanced skills in professional supervision to meet UKCP requirements
  • Advanced Skills for offering live supervision to multi-disciplinary colleagues.
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Ability to identify and employ methods of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.
  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations in public, professional and academic settings.
  • Ability to manage working in highly complex situations where there are multiple difficulties, competing views about those difficulties, and take a lead in creating contexts that develop systemic rapport, and harness the abilities of others in developing resources and solutions.

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