Family Therapist

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum/pro rata
Closing date
23 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for a motivated individual with a passion and interest for working with young people experiencing an eating disorder to join our team. If not already acquired, training in the core Eating Disorder NICE con-concordant treatments will be available with supervision specific to treatment also in place.

Main duties of the job

In this role, you will provide a quality family therapy service to the clients in the North Oxfordshire CAMHS team. You will also provide consultation, supervision, and support the work of colleagues providing care and treatment, according to expertise.

You will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures and skills for audit, policy, service development and research.

About us

We are a well established CAMHS Eating Disorder Service delivering high standards of care with an emphasis on continuous improvement. As a service we are working towards our QNCC accreditation and have won two national conference awards for our participation strategy and conference contributions. We invest in research and welcome participation throughout all of our service developments.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

In this role, you will plan and implement formal family therapy treatment and/or management of clients mental health problems, based upon clients problems and employing methods of proven efficacy. Additionally, you will implement appropriate systemic interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, adjusting and refining formulations, adjusting and refining formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses

Please Note:
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Experience of assessment / intervention with children, young people and families in a mental health or equivalent setting
  • Experience of children with severe mental health problems and their carers
Qualifications Essential
  • Postgraduate qualification in family and systemic psychotherapy
  • Registration as a systemic psychotherapist with UKCP or equivalent body
  • Post graduate qualification in a relevant field of mental health or social welfare (or established equivalence according to AFT criteria)
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Ability to communicate/listen formally and informally, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to reflect on own practice and willingness to be involved in supervision
  • Flexible and resourceful in coping under pressure and with conflicting demands

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