Systemic Psychotherapist

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Welwyn Garden City
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary, min £1136 max £1915
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
It's a brilliant time to be working within adult eating disorders services because of the developments and additional funding.

We are looking to recruit a band 7 SYSTEMIC THERAPIST to our Adult Community Eating Disorders Service. We would like someone who is skilled and confident in working with families, ideally with some experience of working with people with eating disorders, and with a knowledge of or a willingness to learn other therapeutic modalities such as CBT, MANTRA or SSCM - the evidence based interventions for people with an eating disorder. There will be opportunities to run groups as well as to work closely with our senior systemic therapist.

If you already know you love working within this specialist field or if you would like to develop yourself, please fill in the application - we'd love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

You will become part of a comprehensive multidisciplinary team which prides itself on working with service users in the community, wherever possible avoiding inpatient admission. We are proud that we have our own day unit and have recently developed a FREED early intervention pathway as well as medical monitoring, MARSIPAN and an intensive community pathway, all to complement our existing multi-disciplinary team.

Come and join us!

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

For full details of the role and responsibilities for this vacancy please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification documents attached.

Person Specification Knowledge, Training and Experience Essential
  • Qualification in appropriate mental health/social welfare profession (e.g. nursing, psychology, psychiatry, child psychotherapy or social work) or equivalent, and demonstrable practice
  • Masters / Doctoral level qualification in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy
  • Registered with UKCP
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Experience of working with people suffering from eating disorders
Areas Of Experience and Knowledge Essential
  • Post qualification experience in a mental health team or related area or several years' experience prior to qualification with experience of working with moderate to severe mental health problems and knowledge of a range of clinical interventions with service users and their carers/families.
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working, and inter-agency collaboration
  • Knowledge of human development, mental health presentations and symptomatology and an understanding of a range of theoretical approaches
  • Abilities to provide consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Good general knowledge of the literature and research concerning eating disorders interventions with adults, and the clinical effectiveness of such interventions
  • Knowledge of safeguarding procedures
  • Awareness of current NHS initiatives and developments
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and its implications for clinical practice in relation to mental health and eating disorder service users
  • Experience of service quality monitoring e.g. clinical audit, evaluative research, etc.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision

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