Systemic/Counselling Therapist for Families

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£53,703 to £59,796 a year Per annum, inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The post-holder will work as a member of the Therapies team within the forensic directorate in the Specialist Division, part of the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust. This post is part of an initiative to improve the quality and culture as well as the therapeutic offer available in the forensic inpatient and community services.

The post carries a specific remit to lead the Family Intervention work within the forensic service as well as working with the ward and community teams to develop an awareness of referral and intervention processes. To work within a multi-disciplinary group of clinicians who will have ad hoc input into working with families to ensure they have the necessary skills, support and appropriate referrals.

Main duties of the job

  • The post-holder will be responsible for ensuring the systematic provision of a high quality specialist family intervention service within forensic inpatient and community services. This will involve coordinating and screening referrals and delivering and co-facilitating short term family interventions, and to provide individual and group supervision within multi-disciplinary teams, where appropriate.
  • The post-holder will be responsible for providing consultation to clinical teams as well as direct support and interventions with referred families and service users.
  • The post-holder will be expected to work collaboratively, and with MDT members including the provision of joint assessments with other clinicians.
  • The post-holder will supervise family intervention work by other professionals and provide.
  • The post-holder will provide training, supervision and support to other clinician who work within the family service as well as supervising junior member of the therapies team where appropriate and directed by the Head of Therapies.
  • The post-holder will be expected to work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of the family service within NLFS.

About us

The NLFS is an OUTSTANDING service that provides innovative and progressive forensic care for a wide catchment area, namely Camden, Islington, Haringey, Barnet and Enfield. The catchment area is exceptionally ethnically diverse with an extremely high level of psychiatric morbidity and social deprivation.

The service provides excellent training opportunities both internally and externally and has a robust research group, quality improvement group and works within a trauma informed care model. It prides itself on providing responsive, compassionate and innovative care with co-production as its heart.

The service has a well embedded user engagement strategy and is keen to expand its carer, friends and family service through strong leadership and multi disciplinary working.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Please refer to the attached Job description and Person Specification for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification Person Spec Essential
  • Doctorate level training or equivalent in Systemic therapy or Clinical Psychology or Counselling Psychology including specifically models of psychopathology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council as a Clinical or Counselling psychologist.
  • Completion of clinical psychology supervisors training or be eligible to undertake it
  • first degree level and registration with HCPC or NMC in a core profession (clinical/counselling psychology, social work,
  • Experience of developing therapeutic approaches and treatment programmes in response to patient need
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision
  • Experience of the application of therapy in different cultural contexts

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