Band 7 CAMHS Systemic Family Therapist
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust is the provider of the most comprehensive Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in the country and our services have an excellent reputation.
Croydon CAMHS is currently looking to recruit a qualified Family & Systemic Psychotherapist to our tier 3 service, which is based on the iTHRIVE model of Getting Advice Team, Getting Help Team, and Getting More Help Team, as well as a tier 2 School Engagement and Delivery Service.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will join an established and committed multidisciplinary CAMHS team as well as an energetic and growing team of family and systemic psychotherapists. You will provide a family therapy service to young people and their networks in the Getting Help Team, and hold a duty and triage role in the Getting Advice Team contributing to and developing the systemic thinking in both teams.
We feel this post offers an exciting opportunity for a qualified Family & Systemic Psychotherapist to be part of our future developments as well as having access to excellent continuing professional development opportunities. South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has a strong trust-wide Family Therapy forum that meets regularly to share systemic practices and innovations.
As part of the CAMHS CAG, the successful applicant will have links with the training section of Family Therapy, and there will be opportunities for teaching and contributing to courses, as well as access to resources such as the King's library. You will work alongside a growing team of systemic psychotherapists and practitioners, and have the opportunity for reflecting team work.
All applications will require professional registration with a recognised statutory body. We would also welcome candidates interested in this post as a secondment opportunity, as well as candidates who are about to complete their family therapy training.
We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer
Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
- Generous pay, pensions and leave,we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
- Work life balance,flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
- Career development,There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
- Car lease,our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
- Accommodation,our staff benefits fromkeyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
- NHS discounts,with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.
For a full list of our benefits please visit: https://www.slam.nhs.uk/media/421262/Working%20at%20SLaM.pdf
Job description Job responsibilities Qualifications and Professional Registration
- Post-graduate qualification in relevant mental health/social welfare profession and demonstrable practice in this field (A/I/)
- Masters level qualification in Family and systemic Psychotherapy or equivalent qualification accredited by UKCP (A/I/)
- Registered with the UKCP as Systemic Psychotherapist (A/I/)
- Experience of receiving clinical supervision across a range of client needs. (A/I)
- Experience of assessment, treatment and risk management of children, young people and families with a range of presenting problems of a complex nature (A/I)
- Experience working with children & young people with emotional and/or behavioural difficulties (A/I)
- Experience that supports working with, and addressing issues of, diversity within local communities. This may have been gained through work, research, volunteering and / or lived experience (A/I)
- Experience of developing and carrying out research projects. (A/I)
- To select and administer specialist assessments, interpreting and integrating complex data that require analysis, interpretation and comparison, drawn from several sources. (A/I)
- To communicate skilfully and sensitively complex and sensitive information with clients, carers and colleagues overcoming barriers to communication including sensory, and emotional difficulties, cultural differences and hostility to or rejection of information. (A/I)
- Skills in providing teaching and training to other professional groups (A/I/R/).
- Consultation skills to work with the multi-professional team or other professional groups within own service. (A/I/)
- Specialist practitioner skills in systemic and family psychotherapy (A/I)
- Well-developed IT skills including entry and analysis of research data. (A/I)
- To be skilled in systemic assessment techniques including use of genograms, eco-maps, mapping interaction patterns, assessment of relationship to help of clients etc (A/I)
- Skills in working with, and sensitively managing, a number of peoples needs simultaneously within the context of therapeutic work/consultation (A/I)
- Knowledge of the standardized assessments and evidence based treatments relevant to mental health and neuropsychiatric disorders. (A/I)
- High level Knowledge of the theory and practice of family and systemic psychotherapy, relevant to work with young people with mental health difficulties and broader issues e.g. developmental issues, cultural factors that may be relevant to treatment (A/I)
- Theoretical knowledge of psychopathology and the evidence base for the relevant treatment. (A/I)
- Knowledge of a range of systemic models in assessment and treatment, including specific family and systemic theories and evidence base (A/I)
- Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health issues and child protection. (A/I)
- MSc level knowledge of research methodology and complex statistical analysis. (A/I)
- Knowledge of racial and other diversity issues and factors affecting access to mental health care. (A/I)
- Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team, contributing to effective team functioning and holding team roles. (A/I)
- Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner with appropriate level of clinical and managerial supervision. (A/I)
- Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate. (A/I)
- Ability to maintain concentration and to remain in restricted positions for long periods during observations, assessments and psychological interventions, and to deal with unexpected interruptions or changes during these. (A/I)
- Ability to manage emotionally stressful situations such as working with victims of abuse or trauma, or with children and young people who engage in severe self-harming or aggressive behaviour. (A/I)
- Ability to manage verbal aggression and hostility directed at self. (A/I)
- Ability to develop and use complex multi-media materials for presentations in public, professional and academic meetings (A/I)
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Post-graduate qualification in relevant mental health/ social welfare profession and demonstrable experience
- Masters Level qualification in family and systemic psychotherapy or equivalent qualification accredited by UKCP
- Additional, recognised therapeutic qualification
- Mentorship/ Supervision Training
- Experience working with children & young people with emotional and/or behavioural difficulties
- Experience of psychological assessment, treatment and risk management of children, young people and families with a range of presenting problems of a complex nature
- Experience that supports working with, and addressing issues of, diversity within local communities. This may have been gained through work, research, volunteering and / or lived experience
- Factors relevent to treatment e.g. culture, developmental issues
- Knowledge of psychological assessment and clinical psychometrics
- Factors affecting acceptability and accessibility of mental health care
Skills and Abilities Essential
- Select and administer specialist psychological assessments and interpret complex data
- Deliver psychological therapy across cultural and other differences
- To be skilled in the administration of psychometric and neuropsychological tests, including those that require complex manipulation of test materials
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