Senior/ Lead Systemic Family Psychotherapist
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
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We are seeking a Senior/Lead Systemic Family Psychotherapist to join our Child and Family Mental Health Service. You will work clinically on our 10-bed adolescent inpatient unit, and provide wider professional and clinical leadership for systemic psychotherapy across the community services.
This is a part-time post of 30 hours per week with 0.5 WTE for inpatient and 0.3 community hours. The post holder is required to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service.
Core elements include:
- To provide high quality, highly specialised, evidence based systemic Family Therapy to individuals, their families, and carers receiving inpatient care.
- To work as a member of a multi disciplinary team to provide assessment and interventions for individuals, and their families who have been admitted to the inpatient service.
- To provide family therapy advice and supervision to colleagues across C-CAMH service.
- To provide leadership for the systemic psychotherapists within the service, and to promote the role and purpose of systemic psychotherapy within Children's services.
- To lead on the co-ordination of systemic evidence-based interventions across CAMHs and to liaise with partner agencies to support integration and collaboration across all Children's services.
We are passionate about embedding and maintaining a foundation of systemic thinking in our inpatient setting to promote stabilisation and transition for families, and to inform the clinical practice and ethos of the ward and team.
Main duties of the job
The clinical leadership focus is to promote and co-ordinate systemic practice across the community teams to ensure consistency for young people and families, and to support the systemic practitioners in the teams in their practice.
This role is also core to the clinical culture and ethos of the inpatient ward. The post holder will work alongside the wider MDT which includes Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Work, Occupational Therapy and Nursing. Together with the team, you will be a passionate champion for working systemically towards effecting positive change for young people and their families, and in identifying appropriate systemic clinical processes to meet the needs of the ward.
As a core part of the lead duties, you will provide specialist advice and consultation regarding diagnoses and treatment to CAMHS colleagues and external agencies (education, social care and voluntary sector) working autonomously within professional guidelines and within a multi-disciplinary team, contributing to overall service delivery as required.
You will provide and co-ordinate supervision to qualified systemic psychotherapists and trainee systemic psychotherapists at Foundation, Masters or Doctorate degree level. You will work alongside the service Clinical Lead to support the systemic psychotherapy workforce with case management and professional development where required.
At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.
We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.
Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do, and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities, and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.
Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion, and expertise in all we do.
For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.
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