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Psychological Therapist/Systemic Family Therapist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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York and Selby Early Intervention for Psychosis Team is looking to recruit a Systemic Family Therapist. This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding Psychological Professions group within the team.

The Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Service in TEWV works to improve the detection of first episode of psychosis and to provide high quality, evidence- based interventions to facilitate recovery for individual experiencing first episode psychosis. The service works with people aged 14 -65 years.

The team is based in York covering the geographical area of York, Selby and surrounding areas. The service operates the working hours 9-5 Monday to Friday. This is a full-time position though part time hours may be considered.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will hold an RMN or equivalent mental health core qualification and current professional registration in addition they will have a MSc Systemic FamilyTherapy qualification that is Association of Family Therapy (AFT) Accredited.

Competencies in Family Interventions for Psychosis would be welcome but are not essential as further training is available. In the absence of these competencies a strong interest and commitment to undertake further training would be required.

The role will involve delivering and supervising Family Intervention to people aged 14-65 experiencing psychosis and co-occurring presentations. An enthusiasm for working with people with psychosis in a recovery orientated framework is essential.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Psychological Professions provide key leadership roles within the Trust. To support this we have developed leadership profiles for each Psychological Professions band and the profile card associated with this post is attached on NHS Jobs. You can find more information about the NHS Leadership Academys Healthcare Leadership Model and the profiles at their website. We encourage you to look at these resources as they will play a part in the interview process.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • RMN or equivalent mental health core qualification
  • Registration with a professional regulatory body (HCPC, GMC, NMC or Social Work England). (If a different regulatory body please seek advice from Head of Psychological Professions)
  • MSc Systemic Family Therapy
  • qualification that provides eligibility to apply for accreditation in one of the four Governed Psychological Therapies outlined in the table below*
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
Experience Essential
  • Working with people with severe and enduring mental health problems
  • Delivering SFT
  • Delivering clinical supervision
  • Delivering staff training
Skills Essential
  • Communicate complex and highly sensitive information effectively, to a wide range of people

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