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Systemic Family Therapist - Abingdon

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year pro-rata
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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CBT therapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you a Family Therapist looking for your next role, with an opportunity for Hybrid working (face to face and remote working)? If so, then we have a great role for you!

You will have the opportunity to join the Oxford South Getting More Help (CAMHS) Service. We have a reputation for being creative, innovative, forward thinking, dynamic and research led. The wellbeing of our Administrative and Clinical staff is top of our agenda; we have an active Wellbeing Team and regular opportunities for staff support. We have a strong ethos of collaboration, shared reflection and team working.

The CAMHS Getting More Help team understands the importance of systemic thinking in a child and adolescent service, and systemic practices are evident across the team. We use reflecting team practices (with a team behind the screen) to support many of the staff in develop their systemic thinking. We are a popular placement for trainee family therapists and trainee clinical psychologist. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to support the Family Therapy provision offered within the Oxford South Locality.

Main duties of the job

This will include:-
  • Systemic assessments
  • Offering systemic consultation to both CAMHS clinicians and Multiagency services
  • Leading a Family Therapy clinic, with reflecting team
  • Teaching opportunities to wider the CAMHS network
  • Delivering clinical supervision and supporting family therapy trainees at all stages of their development

About us

Training and development is a priority and we support clinicians who want to challenge themselves and development their knowledge and skill base. Staff in the wider CAMHS teams are interested and proficient in a wide range of therapies and there is a good culture of skill sharing. All development opportunities will be considered through the PDR/Appraisal framework.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

The Oxford South Getting More Help CAMHS Service covers a diverse catchment area, that is both rural and urban. Our main office sits within the pretty Market Town of Abingdon on Thames, which is conveniently situated 1 mile from the A34 and 5 miles from the historic City of Oxford.Oxfordshire is a wonderful place to live, whether you are looking for outdoor adventures that could include walking along the River Thames path, joining one of the many water sport clubs, walking/cycling across the Ridgeway, enjoying a coffee in Henley on Thames, enjoying the shopping, culinary and social experience of the newly built Westgate Centre in Oxford or taking advantage of all the history that Oxford City has to offer. Oxfordshire is perfectly situation to be 1 hour from Birmingham and Bristol, 1 hour from London and only 1 hour from the coast.

Please note:
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Postgraduate qualification in family and systemic psychotherapy
  • Registration as a systemic psychotherapist with UKCP or equivalent body
  • Post graduate qualification in a relevant field of mental health or social welfare (or established equivalence according to AFT criteria)
Experience & Knowledge Essential
  • Skills in the use of methods of Systemic Psychotherapy/Family based assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Substantial practice in relevant first profession
  • Ability to provide ongoing treatment in complex, often unstable and frequently changing circumstances
  • Substantial experience of working as a family and systemic psychotherapist within CAMHS.
  • Experience of running/co-running groups.
  • Experience of working with children and families
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of Systemic Psychotherapy/Family therapy in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, eating disorders, dual diagnosis etc).
Skills Essential
  • Specialist knowledge and application of family therapy assessment, interventions and family therapy process relevant to client group
  • Knowledge and application of standardised assessments and outcome measures

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