Band 8a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year
Closing date
17 Feb 2023

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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As part of an exciting expansion of our specialist CAMHS Eating Disorder Team, we are looking to recruit a substantive, full-time Family and Systemic Psychotherapist who is highly motivated, experienced and skilled.

The team currently consists of psychiatry, nursing, psychology, family therapy, child and adolescent psychotherapy, dietetic and occupational therapy staff who work closely with outpatient, inpatient and adult services. Alongside this we have a Home Intervention Team and there is current development of a team focusing on children and young people with Arfid.

Within the core team we offer early specialist assessment and intervention using evidence-based approaches to young people up to the age of 18 years old and their families. The team is based in central Leicester and are especially keen to hear from candidates who reflect the diverse communities we serve.

We pride ourselves in offering a robust induction package, in-house training and access to specialist supervision in order to develop your skills and confidence to enable you to be successful in this role.

The team is research-active and there are also opportunities to engage with research and service development, alongside supporting the continued development of the therapeutic skills within the team.

Please get in touch or visit us at base, if you would like to find out more about the role and meet some of our team.

Main duties of the job

The Role:

Whilst a full job description and person specification is attached to this advert, key elements of the role will include (but not be limited to):
  • Providing Family Therapy-Anorexia Nervosa and Family Therapy-Bulimia Nervosa within CAMHS EDT
  • Providing specialised Systemic Psychotherapy within CAMHS EDT
  • Offering systemic advice, consultation, supervision and training to members of the MDT
  • Being part of a diverse MDT and engage in joint working with other disciplines, including being part of our initial assessments to provide an invaluable systemic perspective

Why join us?

  • You will work alongside two other Family and Systemic Psychotherapists and a cohesive and supportive MDT to provide high quality, innovative and effective treatments for young people diagnosed with eating disorders and their families
  • You'll have the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills in offering systemic consultation, supervision and training to colleagues
  • There will be opportunities for involvement in service development and for joint and reflective team working
  • You'll be able to build strong connections with other Family Therapists employed within the Trust
  • Systemic Supervision will be provided, and training opportunities will be available

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you like what you've read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualification in relevant mental health / social welfare profession (social work, nursing, clinical psychology, psychiatry) and demonstrable practice over a minimum of 3 years within that profession
  • Masters level qualification in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy, accredited with UKCP
  • UKCP registration which is maintained through meeting relevant AFT CPD requirements.
  • Continued registration with relevant organisation in relation to primary professional qualification
  • Systemic Supervisory Training
  • Post-qualification training in one or more additional specialised areas of therapeutic practice
Experience Essential
  • Minimum three years practice in relevant first profession
  • Assessed experience of working as a qualified systemic family psychotherapist for a minimum of 2 years (or relevant equivalent)
  • Experience of specialist systemic assessment, formulation and intervention with clients
  • Experience of working with a range of childhood and adult disorders at the acute and chronic stage.
  • Experience of teaching, training &/or supervision.
  • Experience of the application of systemic psychotherapy in different cultural contexts.
  • Experience of working in a clinical field relevant to the job advert

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