Family & Systemic Psychotherapist

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£50,441 to £56,534 a year Includes HCAS
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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The Children and Young Peoples Directorate in Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is offering an exciting opportunity for a Band 8a Specialist Family and Systemic Psychotherapist to join the newly developed Surrey Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health (EWMH) Service (previously Mindsight Surrey CAMHS).

Applications are invited from qualified and experienced Family and Systemic Psychotherapists registered with the UKCP

You will be supporting children, young people and families who require emotional health and well-being support across the alliance and specifically within the 'getting more help' element of the iTHRIVE framework.

The post offers an excellent opportunity for a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist looking to enhance their clinical experience and expertise within this specialist service. There are exciting opportunities to develop skills in a redesigned team and be part of shaping the provision of Family and Systemic Psychotherapy.

The post holder will have a passion for working with children, young people and their families and contribute to providing mental health assessment and treatment to children and families in the South-West locality. The post holder will be based in Frimley or Guildford and will support the delivery of the CYPS Community Team care pathways with an 80 (Family Therapy)/ 20 (Community Team) split of clinical direct time.

Vacancy: 0.4 whole time equivalent/Two days

Main duties of the job

The main responsibilities of the post holder will be to provide high quality assessments, care coordination and an evidence-based Family Therapy Service to children and adolescents referred into the CYPS Community Team. The post offers very varied and interesting clinical opportunities working with the richness and complexity of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. In addition, the post holder will contribute to the management of the duty system and provide systemic consultation within the multi-disciplinary team and to external agencies and partnership organisations.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description Job responsibilities

Job Overview:

To provide high quality evidence-based family therapy services to children and families in CYPS Community Team while receiving regular clinical supervision.

To lead on family therapy sessions and clinics within CYPS Community Team: reducing DNA rates, participating in audit and the ongoing outcome research project (SCORE).

To support systemic supervision within the multi-disciplinary team who are engaged in family / systemic work, such as liaising with social services, community mental health teams and other relevant services.

To provide systemic consultation to the wider network.

To provide administrative support to the clinic work as required

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • AFT Qualifying level course in Systemic Psychotherapy or equivalent at Masters/Doctoral level
  • UKCP Registered
Experience Essential
  • Minimum 4 years experience working with children, young people, families and groups.
  • Substantial experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to prioritise case referrals, assessment and discharge effectively on an individual basis or within multidisciplinary team.
  • Specialist expertise in particular areas e.g., eating disorders, child protection issues, attachment difficulties
  • Experience in working with multiple types of family structure
  • Group work experience
  • At least two years experience of working in a mental health setting

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