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Systemic/Family Therapist

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£45,024 to £50,806 a year pa inc
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Community
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This post is situated within the Learning Disability and Neuro Developmental Team (LDND) at Greenwich CAMHS but with the expectation to input into Greenwich CAMHS-wide Family Therapy provision. The post holder will provide a psychotherapeutic service to CAMHS clients across all sectors of care; providing highly specialist assessment and therapy at the same time as offering advice and consultation on clients' psychological care to professional colleagues and networks (such as other health professionals, schools, social services, voluntary organisations etc), families / carers, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures. To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide the team / service with a high quality, systemic psychotherapy service to children, their families, carers and professional networks, in keeping with CYP-IAPT principles. To provide a specialist systemic assessment of referrals of a significant and complex nature in order to formulate and implement plans for the treatment and/or management of a child's or adolescent's wit mental health problems and additional LDND, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework and employing methods based upon evidence. To use routine outcome measures as laid down by the Trust.
  • To input into Greenwich CAMHS In reach programme via provision of consultations / Trainings / Evidence based intervention such as NVR into identified schools / educational settings.
  • To act as care coordinator, as required, taking responsibility for initiating, planning and review of care plans and giving consideration to the views of patients, their family, carers, referring agents and other professionals involved in the network of care. This includes organising complex professional network meetings. To carry an identified numbers of Care Coordination caseload of CYP in alignment with Job Plan / Capacity.
  • To input into team / service other clinical tasks such as COD / Crisis Duty Triage / Review as may be required.


About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care


Job description Job responsibilities

  • To provide a high quality, evidence based service to children and young people, their families, carers and professional networks, in keeping with CYP-IAPT principles as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • To provide specialist assessment and therapy to families with children and adolescents who are referred to CAMHS
  • To provide specialist advice and consultation regarding diagnoses and treatment to CAMHS colleagues, external agencies, working autonomously within professional guidelines and within a multi-disciplinary team, contributing to overall service delivery as required
  • To contribute to the development, implementation and audit of services for families with children presenting to the Service.
  • To provide the team / service with a high quality, systemic psychotherapy service to children, their families, carers and professional networks, in keeping with CYP-IAPT principles. To provide a specialist systemic assessment of referrals of a significant and complex nature in order to formulate and implement plans for the treatment and/or management of a childs or adolescents wit mental health problems and additional LDND, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework and employing methods based upon evidence. To use routine outcome measures as laid down by the Trust.
  • To provide / input into specialist systemic assessment and therapy to families with CYP who are referred to Greenwich CAMHS via FT Clinics / Sessions.
  • To assess children, adolescents and their families as part of a risk assessment / Treatment Plan.
  • .To provide specialist consultation, advice and guidance to other professionals at all levels working with families both within the service and in partner agencies. This will include liaison and working with professional networks involved with highly complex, emotive and often conflictual issues such as those involving child protection, deliberate self harm, violence, trauma, suicide risk, criminal offending behaviour, sexualised behaviour, and mental health problems of parents.
  • To input into Greenwich CAMHS In reach programme via provision of consultations / Trainings / Evidence based intervention such as NVR into identified schools / educational settings.
  • To act as care coordinator, as required, taking responsibility for initiating, planning and review of care plans and giving consideration to the views of patients, their family, carers, referring agents and other professionals involved in the network of care. This includes organising complex professional network meetings. To carry an identified numbers of Care Coordination caseload of CYP in alignment with Job Plan / Capacity.
  • To input into team / service other clinical tasks such as COD / Crisis Duty Triage / Review as may be required.
  • To provide specialist advice and consultation regarding diagnoses and treatment to CAMHS colleagues, external agencies, working autonomously within professional guidelines and within a multi-disciplinary team, contributing to overall service delivery as required
  • To work in ways which are sensitive to and appropriate for the needs of families from a wide range of racial, cultural and religious backgrounds. This includes abilities to understand and offer therapeutic interventions to a variety of family forms including single parents, same sex couples and their wider family networks, accommodated children and their network of care, children with learning difficulties, and children who are on the Child Protection Register, and parents with mental health difficulties. Competence is required in undertaking systemic therapy with families through the use of an interpreter where families do not yet have sufficient understanding of the English language.
  • To provide specialist systemic psychotherapy with clinical autonomy drawing on a range of models and wherever possible brief interventions. To practice in a way which is inclusive and considerate of the needs of each individual in the system including family members in their varying developmental stages and current emotional state.
  • .To make highly skilled evaluations and decisions about treatment options taking into account highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the child, family or group, and their difficulties.
  • To be responsible for implementing a range of systemic psychotherapeutic interventions for children, adolescents and their families, including couples and groups, drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses in reaching a formulation and treatment plan. Interventions may include family therapy, individual work, chairing professionals and network meetings, liaising with other agencies, observations of patients in different settings, and the use of a range of systemic models.
  • To exercise full autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients, and formulate effective care plans in collaboration with the client and family. To undertake risk assessment and risk management relevant to individual patients, including protective and risk factors present in the network of significant relationships, and to do this using the knowledge of the multi professional context that is a mental health service for the locality.
  • To work jointly and collaboratively with other team members in order to enhance and develop work with families by providing specialist knowledge and skills.
  • To work in accordance with CAMHS and team objectives by adhering to Trust and Directorate policies, including risk assessment in all work, ensuring care plans are in place, recording up to date, attending and contributing a systemic view in case discussion and team meetings.
  • To contribute to the development, implementation and audit of services for families with children presenting to the Service.
  • To be an active member of the Family Therapy Clinic.
  • To contribute to overall service delivery and development as required.
  • To attend monthly professionals meetings and team meeting


Person Specification Experience and skills Essential
  • Experience of clinical responsibility for clients' psychotherapeutic, Care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care coordinator and also within the context of a multidisciplinary care plan.
Desirable
  • Breakaway training / Non-violence resistance (NVR) approaches / Multi-family group knowledge and skills


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