SCAMHS Highly Specialist Systemic and Family Psychotherapist - EIP

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£41,659 to £47,673 a year per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
26 Feb 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Specialist Children and Adolescence Mental Health (sCAMHS) Early Intervention for Psychosis (EIP) Service for an experienced and enthusiastic clinician to join our dynamic multi-disciplinary team to help deliver a high quality effective service to help young people (14-25 years old) with a first episode of psychosis (FEP) in their recovery and to gain a good quality of life.

You will be joining a very experienced, multi-disciplinary team of nurses, psychotherapists, and medical staff. Although, you will be part of the Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, you will work closely with colleagues in Adult Mental Health Services, Adult Primary and Secondary Mental Health Services to ensure that individuals experience a seamless and co-ordinated approach to their care.

We welcome applications from qualified systemic psychotherapists who have experience within Adult services and/or sCAMHS.

As a member of the sCAMHS team you will have access to specialist supervision in family based interventions by a senior systemic psychotherapist, with access to regular individual and group supervision. The Post Holder will join a wider communities of practice of systemic psychotherapists and practitioners with varied opportunities to develop their skills through joint working and being part of a reflective team within the wider family therapy clinic.

Main duties of the job

The Post Holder will provide specialist systemic clinical assessment, formulation and treatment approaches. Interested individuals will also be enthusiastic, motivated and committed to driving forwards the continued development of the EIP Service. Additional training will be provided in Behavioural Family Intervention if not already qualified. You will also provide a highly specialised systemic and family psychotherapy service within Specialist Child and Adolescent mental Health EIP Service, and provide evidence family based treatment for young people with psychosis and co morbid mental health issues in line with local and National policy (NICE, Welsh Government). You will also give priority to family assessment and family based interventions in regard to accepted referrals to the EIP Service and provide a specialist systemic perspective within a multi-disciplinary EIP team on highly complex cases.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through: Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest; Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire; 48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres; Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services; Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • Previous professional qualification in a related field/speciality, i.e. Social Work / nursing / psychology / teaching / counselling / psychiatry.
  • MSc in Systemic Psychotherapy (qualification equivalent to Doctoral level).
  • To be registered with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).
  • Additional training/ qualification in health related speciality
  • Specialist knowledge of EIP presentations
  • Qualification in Behaviour Family Intervention (BFT) or commitment to work towards
  • Additional qualification / experience in cognitive behavioural techniques / EMDR / psychodynamic / integrative psychotherapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Teaching qualification
  • Certificate/ Diploma in Supervision
  • Certificate/ Diploma in Group Work
  • Specialist knowledge of depression and self-harm, child abuse, Looked after Children etc.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with in a Health and / or Social Services in relation to child and family and/or adults emotional and psychological difficulties.
  • Ability to manage a case load and to provide supervision including clinical supervision where appropriate
  • Experience of mental or social health assessment and implementation of a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions.
  • Experience of working within Child Protection or Vulnerable Adults procedures.
  • Experience of working in mental health / substance misuse agencies / local authority provision
  • Experience of working in Specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health or Adult Services
  • Experience of family based treatment for eating disorders, e.g. Maudlsey Model
  • Experience of delivering multi-family group therapy

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