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Family Therapist

Job Reference: 267-CYPFT8A24

Employer:
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Wiltshire Community ED Service
Location:
Marlborough
Salary:
£40,428 to £48,514 per annum pro rata

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


Cotswold House Specialist Eating Disorder Unit and the Wiltshire Community Eating Disorder Team are seeking an enthusiastic Family and Systemic Psychotherapist to join their busy Multidisciplinary Team on a permanent Contract, flexibly working 22.5 hours a week.

With a reputation for excellence, our service provides a stepped model of care tailored to the individual’s needs for stabilisation and recovery. We offer a range of programmes and evidence based treatments to assist a patient’s return to independent living.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide:

  • High quality specialist family therapy services to outpatients, day patients and inpatients, and their families.
  • Offer advice, consultancy and supervision, and support the work of colleagues providing care and treatment, according to expertise.
  • Provide training to a range of qualified and unqualified staff across mental health areas.
  • Work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team and Oxford Health’s policies and procedures.
  • To utilise research skills for audit, and contribute to research and training within the areas served by the teams and service.
  • To be involved in service developments, as appropriate.

At Oxford Health we recognise that our team members are our greatest asset and are keen that you feel supported and encouraged to fulfil your potential. We offer excellent learning and development opportunities and there are several routes to progression and advancement within the Trust.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS 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
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme



  • 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 3-5 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.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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