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Family & Systemic Psychotherapist

Job Reference: 833-RD-CS-17-21

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£38,890 to £44,503 pro rata

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and dedicated Family & Systemic Psychotherapist (Band 7) to work within a busy and innovative CAMHS service. You will be working as part of a large and well established Multi-disciplinary team working with children and young people and their families.

You will join a strong supportive peer group of Family and Systemic Therapists, who are committed to excellent clinical care, contributing to the ongoing CAMHS transformation agenda, and ongoing professional and personal development.

At Leeds Community Healthcare, we're hugely proud of the work our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is doing. Offering pioneering care, we're pushing the boundaries to deliver the best options to our Service Users. We are in a new phase of service transformation and we are exploring and reviewing how we provide to children and young people presenting with a variety of mental health needs across the city of Leeds.

We are committed to going beyond expectations by ensuring young people and their families are at the heart of decisions about their welfare, and the future of our services. In line with Local and National Targets, we are striving to provide a service in the most young person friendly way, intervening early to promote a better experience and better outcomes for children and young people.

Our approach is progressive - from harnessing digital technology to developing joined-up, multi -agency working. We offer excellent training and development, plus a uniquely satisfying experience of making a difference. Join us and you'll too be a step ahead.

We are looking for someone qualified to masters level in family and systemic psychotherapy (recognised by AFT and registered with UKCP) with a passion for delivering outstanding care.

This is a half-time (2.5 days), permanent post and is part of a well-established systemic discipline where professional development and innovative work is actively encouraged. You will receive monthly specialist Systemic Family Therapy supervision and will be working as part of family therapy team(s) within the service.

You would also be expected to work autonomously, providing a highly specialist Family Therapy provision to young people and their families, as well as being confident in consultation, supervision and training of colleagues. The Family Therapists also make a vital contribution to team discussion and conceptualization of formulation and treatment of our young people and their families who present a range of complex difficulties.

You will be responsible for the organisation of Family Therapy and systemic clinics as well and the management and review of any waiting lists.

We would highly recommend contacting the service to discuss this post. For an informal discussion please contact Kate Burns (service Manager) on 07590441308 or Rhonda Mitchell (Family and Systemic Therapist) on 07925 371466.

If you're getting excited just reading this, go ahead and apply.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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.

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

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