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Systemic Family Therapist

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£41,659 to £54,619 a year per annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have developed a full-time opportunity for either an 8a or a newly qualified B7 not yet meeting all requirements for appointment at Band 8a level. Consideration for appointment at Band 7 with be placed on a progress pathway to a Band 8A dependent on assessment of performance at professional reviews in a 12 - 18-month period. We value staff progression and would like to offer an exciting and rare opportunity to fund the Systemic Family Therapy Consultation and Training Course as we understand this is a fundamental part of supporting staff progression. Moreover, we highly value the importance of working in a Family Therapy Clinic which is central to Sutton CAMHS.

The Sutton Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) service provides out-patient and consultation services to children experiencing a range of mental health and developmental difficulties. We are an experienced and supportive team looking for a passionate psychologist or Family therapist to join us.

The service also includes a Single Point of Access Service which manages all referrals for children and adolescents in Sutton where there are concerns about emotional heath/mental health difficulties.

Sutton CAMHS Tier 3 is a multidisciplinary team specialising in the provision of thoughtful high-quality assessments and evidence-based treatments for children, young people and their families entering the service with moderate to severe mental health problems and with high risk profiles.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a committed Family Therapist who is passionate about working with children and young people with complex presentations, and who is also interested wider service development initiatives.

This role is open to a qualified Systemic Family Therapist with the following:
  • Qualification as Systemic Family Therapist registered with the UKCP not HCPC
  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • Experience of work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • The ability to relate and provide accessible services to a diverse community
  • The ability to efficiently manage a caseload
  • Knowledge and skills in risk management and safeguarding

About us

We are Proud to Belong at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.

We have expert services, a rich history and a clear commitment to providing the best quality care for those with mental ill-health. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as 'good' - we aspire to be 'outstanding'.

This is a great time to join us. We are transforming the way we care for our communities to support our mission of Making Life Better Together. We have built two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital, which are amongst the best in the world. More developments are planned across our sites and services.

We are inclusive and diverse and strive to be actively anti racist. We want to attract people from all backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work we do together. We are proud to co-produce and involve our local communities in all that we do.

We offer flexible working, career development and a variety ofbenefits to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

Come and join our inclusive teams and help our patients on their recovery journey.

About our locations:

Jubilee Health Centre, Wallington

Our community hub in Sutton is based at the Jubilee Health Centre in Wallington, close to a vibrant high street with easy walking distance from Wallington station.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To provide specialist assessments to children who are referred to the Team based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the child or young persons care.
  • To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological/systemic treatment and/or management of the mental health problems of children and young people who are based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of their problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy across the full range of care settings.
  • To be responsible for implementing a range of systemic family therapy l and psycho-educational interventions for individual children, carers, families and groups, within and across teams including community settings employed individually and in synthesis, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses.
  • To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options for children and their families in conjunction with other professional colleagues, taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family, group or system.
  • To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of children whose problems are managed by psychologically-based standard care plans.
  • To provide specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to systemic formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan for the children.
  • To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically-based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all children, across all settings and agencies serving this client group.
  • To undertake mental health risk assessment and risk management for individual children and young people and to provide advice to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.
  • To act as mental health care coordinator, where appropriate, taking responsibility for initiating planning and review of care plans under enhanced CPA including the children, their carers, referring agents and others involved the network of care. This includes organising case conferences and professional network meetings where appropriate.
  • To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of children under their care and to monitor progress during the course of both uni- and multi-disciplinary care

  • Teaching, Training, and Supervision
  • To receive regular clinical professional supervision from a senior clinical psychologist and family therapist and, where appropriate, other senior professional colleagues.
  • To gain additional highly specialist experience and skills relevant to psychology/ psychotherapy and/or the service (as agreed with the teams professional manager and team manager) in accordance with the CAMHS Directorates common expectations for P&P staff.
  • To develop skills in the area of professional post-graduate teaching, training and supervision and to provide supervision to other MDT staffs psychological work as appropriate.
  • To provide, professional and clinical supervision of trainee and assistant psychologists / psychotherapists, as well as contributing to clinical supervision of Band 6 and Band 7 staff working across the local and dedicated services, as appropriate.
  • To contribute to the pre- and post-qualification teaching and training of staff, as appropriate.
  • To provide advice, consultation and training to staff working with the client group across a range of agencies and settings

  • Management, Recruitment, Policy and Service Development
  • To contribute to the development, evaluation and monitoring of the Directorates operational policies and high quality responsive and accessible services, through the deployment of professional skills in research, service evaluation and audit.
  • To advise both service and professional management on those aspects of the service where psychological and/or organisational matters need addressing.
  • To manage the workloads of assistant and trainee clinical psychologists, within the framework of the team/services policies and procedures.
  • To be involved, as appropriate, in the shortlisting and interviewing of assistant / graduate psychologists

  • Research and Service Evaluation
  • To utilise theory, evidence-based literature and research to support evidence-based practice in individual work and work with other team members in CAMHS.
  • To undertake appropriate research and provide research advice to other staff undertaking research.
  • To undertake project management, e.g., audit or service evaluation, in line the CAMHS Directorates common expectations for P&P staff, and by agreement and under direction from the Team Manager with colleagues within CAMHS

  • Other
  • In common with all psychologists / psychotherapists, to receive regular clinical supervision in accordance with good practice guidelines.
  • To contribute to the development and maintenance of the highest professional standards of practice, through active participation in internal and external CPD training and development programmes, in line CAMHS Directorate common expectations for P&P staff and by agreement and under direction from the post holders professional and service manager(s).
  • To contribute to the development and articulation of best practice in psychology / psychotherapy across the service, by continuing to develop the skills of a reflexive and reflective scientist-practitioner, taking part in regular professional supervision line CAMHS Directorate common expectations for P&P staff and appraisal and maintaining an active engagement with current developments in the fields of psychology / psychotherapy and related disciplines.
  • To maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping including electronic data entry and recording, report writing and the responsible exercise of professional self-governance in accordance with professional codes of practice of the Health Professions Council and Trust services policies and procedures.
  • To maintain up to date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and issues in relation to both children and young people and mental health

  • Training and Development
  • To undertake mandatory and statutory training as required by Trust policy.
  • To contribute and commit to undertaking an annual Development Review/appraisal.
  • To undertake personal development as identified in the Personal Development Plan (PDP).

  • Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • oQualified Systemic Family Psychotherapist registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) via the College of Family Couple and Systemic Therapy, and post-graduate qualification in relevant mental health/social welfare profession with demonstrable practice over a minimum of four years.
    • oEligible for UKCP registration
    • oEvidence of continuing professional development.
    • oTraining as part of a CYP IAPT collaborative in a recognised evidenced based approach.
    • oFormal training in the supervision of a psychotherapeutic modality.
    • oFurther training in a recognised evidence-based psychological therapy.
    • oLeadership Training
    • oPost qualification training in the clinical supervision of trainees.
    Experience Essential
    • oDemonstrable experience of working with children and young people in a variety of community settings
    • oExperience of multi-disciplinary team working
    • oExperience of inter-agency working
    • oExperience of safeguarding and Child Protection
    • oExperience of leading case reviews
    • oExperience of working in the NHS
    • oExperience of teaching and liaising with other professional groups

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