Family and Systemic Psychotherapist - Children & Young People
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
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Children and Family Health Devon (CFHD) is the place to be! We have developed an innovative, integrated model of childrens community services and now looking to appoint enthusiastic individuals to join our friendly and dedicated locality and county-wide professional teams.
As a large community service, you will be joining a strong, enthusiastic and supportive group of professionals who will be your peers, your phone a friend network and your inspiring colleagues. This provides a real sense of professional collaboration at work, that will be an asset to your daily work, your career development and your support network.
We are excited to be advertising for Band 7 Family Therapists across a range of pathways. We will also consider those who are currently pursuing their qualifying training. Your role will revolve around providing vital therapeutic support within your specialised pathway. Our current opportunities include the Children in Care Pathway (1 WTE), Managing Mood, Emotions, and Relationships Pathway (1.8 WTE across North and East Devon), and the Eating Disorder Pathway (0.8 WTE).
As a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist at Children and Family Health Devon, your day to day revolves around making a meaningful impact on the lives of those managing complex emotional and mental health challenges.
Main duties of the job
Your responsibilities are varied. You will conduct thorough assessments to identify the unique needs of families. These assessments provide the groundwork for developing personalised, evidence-based intervention.
Managing a caseload is central to your role. You will oversee cases and ensure steady progress while effectively managing any risks that may arise.
You will be a source of support and supervision for your fellow clinicians. Your role as a compassionate leader will contribute to their well-being and the overall effectiveness of the team.
You will work seamlessly with colleagues from various backgrounds and levels of experience to implement care strategies that are rooted in evidence. This collaborative effort ensures that every family receives the tailored support they need.
In addition to these responsibilities, you will be on the front line of delivering expert family therapy interventions. Your work will be tailored to the specific needs of each child, young person, and their family. This means a diverse caseload that will challenge and inspire you, providing ample room for professional growth and development.
At CFHD, your growth matters. We're committed to supporting your development through robust supervision training. This investment allows you to refine your supervision skills and offer guidance to trainees and colleagues from different disciplines. Our strong links with local training courses mean that learning is a continuous journey.
Successful applicants will be employed by Devon Partnership Trust (https://jobs.dpt.nhs.uk/locations/working-here )
Children and Family Health Devon (CFHD) comprises an Alliance of NHS organisations working together to improve health outcomes for children and young people in Devon.
CFHD provides integrated care and treatment for children and young people across physical and mental health. We are working closely with other organisations and providers to ensure we deliver locality and county-wide based integrated access to all of our services, based on the i-Thrive Framework, in response to consultation with our service users and communities.
CFHD works closely with our local universities of Plymouth, Exeter & the Peninsula Medical School where we support students in clinical training placements and in addition support our own staff to undertake post graduate training.
Our integrated care and treatment has been developed and refined in partnership with children, young people and their families/carers.
Our children and young people say
We would like the people who work for Children and Family Health Devon to be understanding, patient and respectful. They should be trustworthy and make us feel safe and comfortable. It is important that they use their skills and experience to listen carefully in a non-patronising and non-judgemental way. When staff are positive and friendly, they help to create an environment that is informal and without pressure.
Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.
Information about the Managing Risk Pathway
Managing Risk is a county-wide pathway with locality hubs within it, which lends itself to the location being negotiable dependent on an individual's needs so long as service needs can be met.
In this pathway, you will work in a multi-disciplinary team, which includes Clinical Psychology, Consultant Psychiatry, Systemic Psychotherapy, Mental Health Nursing, Assistant Practitioners, and Mental Health Practitioners from a broad range of backgrounds.
Colleagues working in this pathway provide an acute crisis response as well as offering therapeutic work to families with specific emphasis on adolescents with complex and severe mental health problems. The team works to an AMBIT framework alongside a broad spectrum of therapeutic modalities being used.
Lucy Eyre, Operations Manager for the Managing Risk Pathway - email@example.com
Information regarding the Managing Eating Pathway
Managing Eating is a county-wide pathway with locality hubs within it. You will work within a strong multi-disciplinary team that includes; Clinical Psychology, Systemic Psychotherapists, Family Therapists, Psychiatrists, Assistant Psychologists, and Mental Health Practitioners from a range of backgrounds.
Colleagues working in this pathway offer specialist assessment and treatment for young people who present with significant mental health concerns related to eating. You would contribute to this work as well as providing consultation and support to other agencies and working closely with partners in paediatrics and inpatient CAMHS.
There are opportunities for involvement in service development and research as well as activities to support developing leadership skills. There will be access to a supervision of supervision group to support the development of supervision skills and opportunities to lead assessment and formulation meetings.
Paul Jetten, Operations Manager for the Managing Eating Pathway firstname.lastname@example.org
James Skinner, Clinical Lead for the Devon CAMHS Eating Disorder Pathway James.Skinner@nhs.net
Information regarding the Managing Mood, Emotions and Relationships Pathway:
In this pathway, you will join a strong multi-disciplinary team, providing assessments and therapy to children with severe, chronic and enduring mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety-based disorders and Trauma.
You would work with children, young people and families to understand their experiences and presenting concerns in order to provide an appropriate evidence-based intervention and work closely with other agencies to support the best outcomes.
The multi-disciplinary teams are diverse including; Clinical Psychology, Systemic Psychotherapists, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists, CBT Therapists, Psychiatrists, Speech and Language Therapists and Mental Health Practitioners from a range of backgrounds including Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Creative Therapies. This offers the opportunity for rich and nourishing shared clinical thinking and support.
Information regarding the Children in Care Team
The Children in Care service is a county-wide pathway with locality hubs within it, which lends itself to the location being negotiable dependent on an individuals needs so long as service needs can be met.
You will work within a trauma informed multi-disciplinary team, providing assessments and therapy to children with significant, complex and enduring mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety-based and attachment or trauma-related difficulties. This may also include working with unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people.
You will be expected to work with children, young people and their families and/or carers to understand their experiences and presenting concerns in order to develop a collaborative formulation and provide appropriate evidence-based intervention.
You will also provide consultation and support to other agencies and work closely with partners in social care. You will contribute to team discussions, bringing enhanced formulation skills as well as knowledge and experience to support team processes, reflections and formulation.
The multi-disciplinary team includes; Clinical Psychologists, Systemic Psychotherapists, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Speech and Language Therapists, Children in Care Nurses and Mental Health Practitioners from a range of backgrounds including Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Creative Therapies. This diverse team offers the opportunity for rich and nourishing clinical discussions and support.
Claire Bird, Operations Manager, email@example.com
Knowledge, skills and abilities
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).