Systemic Family Psychotherapist

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to recruit a Band 7 Systemic Family Psychotherapist within our Top Performing Early Intervention in Psychosis service.

Relocation expenses may be available, up to £8000 depending on circumstances.

The post is permanent and for 5 days a week, this can be discussed further at interview.

Full Time

Closing Date: 2nd April 2023

Shortlisting Date: 5th April 2023

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

Systemic Family Psychotherapist, Early Intervention in Psychosis.

Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven

Band 7 Systemic Family Psychotherapist at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (This post is also opened at training grade band 6 to applicants who are in their last year of professional training).

A core element of the role involves working systemically with social difference and diversity. The service works to a model of the whole MDT delivering Family Interventions. The interventions range from basic psychoeducation and carers support upto systemic psychotherapy.

The role involves a consultative and training role in supporting the team with their skills and confidence in working with families.

You will work within a team approach to support with managing risk.

You will contribute to supporting research students/clinicians.

We are looking for someone with:
  • An interest in working with people with psychosis and their carers and/or family members
  • Good core clinical skills, including familiarity with assessing, formulating and treating psychosis
  • An interest in therapeutic group work and team reflective practice
  • An aptitude for working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • The ability to work creatively alongside colleagues to develop and deliver a service strategy for family interventions

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Additional cost of living payments for bands 1 - 7

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job description and person specification for further details about this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Formal qualification in Systemic Family Therapy
  • Accreditation (or working towards accreditation) with the relevant professional body, including through non-professional route (the position would be offered at a band 6 until accredited)
  • Previous mental health qualification e.g. Clin. Psych., RMN, Dip. SW., Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Care Mental Health
  • Teaching (clinical practice) qualification/certificate or equivalent experience
  • Supervision qualification, in the relevant therapeutic modality
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with adults with mental health problems, including psychosis and/or experience of Early Intervention in Psychosis
  • Experience of utilising the Care Program Approach & risk management
  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary teams
  • Application of evidenced based psychological therapies relevant to the clinical service
  • Involvement in innovative clinical practice
  • Experience of taking lead roles in clinical practice/service development
  • Experience delivering psychological therapies to groups of patients
  • Experience in applying specialist psychological therapies
Knowledge Essential
  • Experience in applying specialist psychological therapies
  • Relevant specialist clinical courses/training
  • Research awareness
  • Understanding of the care programme approach and the Mental Health Act
  • Involvement in clinical research programmes
Skills Essential
  • Competent clinical skills i.e. assessment, therapeutic interventions and management
  • Mental health assessment/formulation
  • Case prioritisation and workload management
  • Ability to communicate and liaise effectively with primary care practitioners, secondary mental health services and other agencies
  • Able to make autonomous decisions using judgement and to work effectively as part of a MDT
  • Key worker case management
  • Skills in risk assessment and risk management
  • High standards of record keeping
  • Presentation and teaching skills
  • Assertiveness skills
  • Ability to work without direct supervision, though with access to regular supervision
  • Supervising learners and other staff
  • Skills in group work
  • Planning and organising skills for caseload management

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