Family Systemic Therapist 3K welcome bonus

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year gross per annum
Closing date
16 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

We are seeking a dedicated, driven Systemic Family Therapist to join an expanding CAMHS Team.

This post is due to internal promotion and will support the psychotherapy team in our community CAMHS. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape and develop the provision of psychological therapies with the overarching goal of improving children's care.

The role will include, but not be limited to assessment and formulation of individuals with complex mental health difficulties, provision of family therapy, supporting the teams the team to think systemically, providing supervision and consultation.

When you join us, you can expect a thorough induction and you'll be supervised by an experienced Systemic Family Therapist. We are passionate about development and ensuring you feel supported in your role and there will be opportunities to attend a variety of training, for example, in FT-AN.

If you're an experienced systemic family therapist looking for a new challenge within a collaborative, welcoming service - we would love to hear from you!
Main duties of the job

The ideal candidate should be a skilled, committed, and motivated individual with excellent communication and organisation skills. You'll have a keen interest in working with families and young people and will share our dedication to provide outstanding care to all our service users.

Ideally, you'll have some previous experience of working with individuals with children and young people's mental health, although this is not essential, as you'll have a solid induction and plenty of training and support in developing your transferable skills.

If you have the experience or transferable skills and would like to develop in a specialist area, this would be the ideal role for you.

We appreciate the need for a work life balance and may be able to accommodate flexible and hybrid working in line with service need, but it is important to remember there will be a requirement to be able to travel independently across the beautiful Norfolk and Suffolk Countryside.

About us
These roles are within the CFYP Care Group, which includes CAMHS, Youth Services, ADHD, Therapeutic Schools, LD CAMHS, 0-4 Point 1 Services, Clinicians working within Local Authority Services.

There are other opportunities for Systemic Family Therapists in these teams, so please do get in touch if you would be interested in working in NSFT.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly, and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing experiences and learning from each other. In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Why work for us? We have challenges as a Trust, but we have ambitious aspirations, are pushing ahead with exciting transformation work and we need dedicated individuals to support us on our journey. We have strong, established networks coupled with an exceptional leadership team who will ensure you are truly cared for and cared about.

We also offer a substantial annual leave entitlement, NHS pension, a generous relocation package, amongst many other benefits.

Why Norfolk and Suffolk? The people here are warm and welcoming, you'll never be far from the beautiful coastline or Broads National Park. We're an hour and a half away from London and have an international airport in Norwich too.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for a list of all responsibilities and person specification.

Contact Dr Lynda Meina (Clinical Director) e:

Interview In person October 17th 2022

This post attracts a recruitment premium of £3,000 (pro-rata for part time roles). This is a one offpayment with half paid on appointment and half paid after the completion of a satisfactory probationperiod (6 months). The premium is taxable. Please note that should you leave employment, or chooseto move to an alternative post within the Trust that does not attract this recruitment premium, you will berequired to reimburse all or some it, as follows: 100% of the value of the premium in the first 12 months;50% of the value of the premium in the period 12 months to 2 years following appointment. Please notethis recruitment premium is for external applicants only. Not applicable to newly qualified nurses**

Person Specification
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in Family Therapy, or its equivalent, including eligibility for UKCP registration

  • Evidence of CPD in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice

  • Specialist complex psychological assessment and treatment of people with a wide range of mental health problems, of varying severity and complexity

  • Experience of clinical work in a setting relevant to the post.

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“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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