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Family Therapist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Truro Health Park / 6a Heathlands Liskeard / Newquay IHH
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Per Annum/Pro Rata
Closing date
25 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This role sits as part of a wide MDT delivering interventions for children and young people (and their families) with eating disorders throughout Cornwall. The post sits alongside another family therapist, and under the supervision and support of the lead family therapist for CYPEDS.

Main duties of the job

To provide a professionally autonomous, high quality, evidence-based systemic assessment and psychotherapy service to children, young people, and families within the Eating Disorders service following the Maudsley model.

To provide highly specialist systemic advice and consultation regarding formulations and treatment to NHS colleagues and external agencies.

To take some responsibility for supervision of trainees, particularly systemic psychotherapists up to

Masters' qualifying level.

To contribute to the CPD training and development of other Cornwall Partnership Trust professionals as agreed with the Service Lead.

To develop, implement and audit services for families and to initiate and participate in future service developments.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health.We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Knowledge, Education & Experience Essential
  • Professional qualification in nursing, clinical psychology or equivalent CAMHS related profession
  • Masters or Doctoral level qualification in systemic psychotherapy
  • Registration with UKCP and a member of UK Association for Family Therapy and System Practice
  • Substantial experience in relevant first profession
  • Qualification in Family Systemic Therapy - MSc or Doctorate in systemic family psychotherapy
  • Completed successfully MSc Family therapy qualifying course.
  • Post basic professional qualifications in a relevant area e.g. child mental health or eating disorders
  • Substantial, post-qualifying experience using systemic psychotherapy in children's specialist mental health services.
  • Experience of teaching and training others in systemic psychotherapy
  • Experience of giving clinical supervision
  • Training in other CAMHS related treatments
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Communication and relationship skills of the highest level in working with significantly hostile patients and their families in e.g. situations of emotional, physical and sexual abuse, contested residency / contact situations, and cases in which complex formulations need to be explained.
  • Analytic and judgement skills in processing the great complexity of information arising from systemic understanding; requiring assessment and formulation and then prioritising from a range of options while at the same time attempting to maintain a collaborative alliance with family members and other professionals
  • Skills in flexibly planning and organising own working week, prioritising own caseload, balancing clinical sessions appropriately with other responsibilities
  • Physical skills in use of keyboard, video equipment, car driving.
  • Skills in organising and implementing audit projects and research
  • Organising and providing training courses
  • Knowledge of and skills in research methodology

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