Systemic Family Psychotherapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£53,703 to £59,796 a year pro rata pa inc
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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We are pleased to advertise an exciting opportunity for an outstanding candidate to join our dynamic and energetic CAMHS services as a 8a senior systemic family therapist within the Learning Disability Neurodevelopmental Team in Bromley CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), which is located within the heart of the London Borough of Bromley at our clinic base near to Bromley South train station.

As a family therapist, you will join a vibrant and experienced multi-disciplinary team providing a variety of evidence-based interventions, drawing upon your professional skills and systemic approaches, for children and young people presenting with a range of mental health difficulties. This includes specialist assessment, solo, joint, clinic and group work, in addition to developing and delivering consultation, training and supervision for other professionals working with children and young people in other settings.

We are passionate about working with children, young people and their families/carers, and are dedicated to providing high-quality and caring community mental healthcare services that improve outcomes and build resilience in community relationships.

Main duties of the job

In Bromley CAMHS, besides offering systemically informed case management to young people and their families, each family therapist is part of a family therapy clinic working jointly with other clinicians.

There are also opportunities to be internally trained and supported to offer the provision of the Non-violence resistance (NVR) and evidence-based family therapy models including Attachment Based Family Therapy. Regular clinical and peer systemic supervision and learning, as well as supervision of supervision, are provided within Bromley CAMHS as well as across the Tri-borough with other family therapists in Greenwich and Bexley CAMHS.

We have also made links and connections with specialist schools, voluntary organisations and adult mental health services. We hope to offer clinical placement for family therapy trainees from the Institute of Psychiatry with opportunities for family therapist to offer supervision and support for trainees.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:

  • We're Kind
  • We're
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

In Oxleas, we are committed to developing our workforce and supporting you to progress into the many other roles available within the Trust this includes offering you a range of internal and external bespoke CAMHS training/CPD opportunities, including parenting approaches, attachment-based family therapy and supervisor training.

The Trust is dedicated to ensuring that staff feel valued and are pleased to also offer an extensive range of further benefits, which include:
  • Agile/remote and flexible working arrangements, including part-time working, job sharing, hot-desking and/or working at designated hubs
  • Access to internal training and development courses (such as Quality Improvement and healthcare leadership)

Other benefits include a cycle-to-work and lease car scheme, electric vehicle charging points and funding for school holiday childcare. Staff are also able to access a range of wellbeing services (e.g. counselling, advice and guidance) and vibrant staff networks including BAME, LGBTQIA+ and lived experience.

We are constantly looking at ways to improve and innovate our CAMHS services and have committed to providing all staff with dedicated time to participate and/or lead in service development initiatives through the Trust Quality Improvement (Qi) framework.

Bromley CAMHS offer a supportive induction process to orientate you to our service and the local area before undertaking therapeutic clinical work.

Our values express our heart at Oxleas. They are the lens we look through to guide our behaviours day-to-day, informing how we act, the decisions we make, and how we work with our service users, patients, families, carers, and colleagues.

Our values have been developed through discussions with our staff, patients, and local people about what our priorities should be to support us to achieve our mission of Improving lives.

They have also emerged through open and honest conversations about race inequality and difference and how we can continually create an environment that delivers excellent patient care and makes Oxleas a great place to work.

Oxleas respects human rights and values the diversity of all staff and services users. We have a dedicated Equality and Human Rights Lead who facilitates initiatives in Equality and Human Rights and who supports the work of the Equality and Human Rights Governance Group. We currently have four staff networks:
  • Black and Minority Ethnic xtra(BAMEx) Staff Network
  • Staff Disability Network
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) Network
  • Lived Experience Network (LEN)

In addition, Bromley CAMHS offers the following monthly staff interest group meetings:
  • Anti-racism staff interest group
  • Gender identity staff interest group.

Detailed Job Description is attached for further information

Person Specification Interview Essential
  • Education and Qualifications
  • Experience
  • Skills, Abilities,Knowledge
  • Effort and Environment
  • Other requirements
  • Education and Qualifications

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