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Family Intervention Psychotherapist

Employer
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Canterbury
Salary
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Profession
Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Service
Community
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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East Kent Early Intervention in Psychosis Services (EIP) are offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced Family Intervention Psychotherapist to join the service. Intent on bringing innovative ideas into practice, this service is forward thinking and flexible in providing good quality psychological therapies for people with psychosis and their families.

Experience in Mental health (especially psychosis) and additional Specialist Post graduate Qualification to Masters level or equivalent in relevant Family and or Systemic Psychotherapy isnecessary for the role.

The Early Intervention for Psychosis Service is a well-respected and well-established multi-disciplinary service with a reputation for excellence. The EIP psychological therapies service is integrated within the EIP service and committed to providing support, excellent supervision and to developing its staff.

Main duties of the job

Family work is an integral part of EIP care offer to service users and their carers/family members.You would be responsible for offering high quality family and carer interventions across the East EIP teams. Case consultation and joint working with staff in the multi-disciplinary teams will also be an expectation. You will have plenty of scope and support to develop your own practice, whilst providing a highly professional service to people with psychosis and to their families.

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service

Job description Job responsibilities

To take a lead and participate in the provision of Family and Carer Interventions in the Early Intervention Service to people with a first/recent episode of psychosis and their families.

In particular:
  • To be responsible for the systematic provision of Specialist NICE concordant Family Interventions to service users and families in EIP, utilising, as appropriate ones own professional training.
  • To undertake high quality direct (assessment and therapeutic) and indirect (consultative, advisory, supervisory and evaluative) specialist family and carer interventions.
  • To provide expertise in all aspects of Systemic Family Therapy to clients, carers and colleagues
  • Contribute to professional development in relation to family and carer inclusive practice across the Early Intervention team.
  • To ensure the clinical effectiveness of own practice and of service functioning by undertaking audit, research and development activities relevant to the service area.
  • Please see JD for more details or contact us to discuss the role


Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Postgraduate Qualification in Family Intervention/psychotherapy (Masters/equivalent)
  • UKCP registration/Association of Family Therapy
  • Core profession & registration
Desirable
  • Additional specialist training
Experience Essential
  • Years of Experience
  • Experience in mental health/different settings/age groups
  • Experience in NHS/ EIP
  • Experience in range of FI
  • Experience in MDT working/joint work/consultation
  • Written communication
  • Knowledge of recovery, social inclusion and EIP policies
  • audit, service evaluation & research
Desirable
  • Experience of working across mutiple teams


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