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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/05/2021.

Clinical Psychologist/ Family therapist

Job Reference: 453-21-3121761

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Hillbrook / Fieldhead, Bradford
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

Bradford District Care Trust is an award-winning Trust that provides a range of innovative services that have been recognised as best practice nationally. As a provider of care for people of all ages who have mental and/or community health needs we are dedicated to providing a high quality service, close to where people live and as much as possible tailored to an individual’s needs.

The Trust’s purpose is to create connected communities and help people to feel as healthy as they can be at every point in their lives and our vision is to connect people to the best quality care, when and where they need it and be a national role model as an employer and provide our staff with the best place to work.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values:- We Care, We Listen, We Deliver

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people’s views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven


Band 7, £38,890 - £44,503 (pay scale) Bradford District Care Trust


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a systemic family psychotherapist/ clinical psychologist to work Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Children and Young People’s Community Eating Disorder Service.


The service is commissioned to work to national Access and Waiting Times standards to provide a specialist service to children and young people experiencing an eating disorder. We are a well-established service with a strong commitment to a team approach.


Our multi-disciplinary team includes nursing, clinical psychology, psychiatry, systemic psychotherapy, and a dietitian. This means that the young people and families can have a ‘one-stop-shop’ experience with the team. We work with the eating disorder and also with co-morbidities such as anxiety, depression, OCD and trauma.


The team works within a systemic framework with core family therapy interventions for eating disorders as our first line treatment, according to NICE guidelines. The core treatment sits within the MDT work which may also include dietetic input, physical assessment and monitoring and a range of individual therapies as appropriate.


We have weekly team meetings, good management, individual and small group supervision, and team development sessions. These team processes support team members to work with complexity and risk.


The team has benefited from a range of trainings from the South London and Maudsley eating disorders training programme. We have good links with the regional learning collaborative for CYP CEDS and are involved in the regional steering group that is developing a training and sustainability plan for CYP CEDS in the north.


We are looking for a systemic family psychotherapist or clinical psychologist with experience of working with children and families, an approach to therapy that combines flexibility with rigour, and a commitment to contributing actively to team development. Previous experience of working with eating disorders is not essential as training and systemic supervision will support the postholder to develop within the specialism.


The role will include providing highly specialist direct and indirect psychological assessment and therapy for children and adolescents, their carers / parents. It may also include live supervising a small family therapy team within the service and joining colleagues to provide multi-family therapy groups.


The post is permanent and for 4 days a week, this can be discussed further at interview

Closing Date: 21st May 2021

Shortlisting Date: 22nd May 2021

Interview Date: 25th May 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Kelly Owens

Job title Manager

Email address:

Additional contact information

Ann Overton (Clinical Lead)


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Candidates applying for this vacancy are informed that preference will be given to Trust staff who are currently going through the organisational change process within the Trust and the role may be withdrawn from external candidates on this basis. In the event of this happening the Trust will inform candidates via their email address on NHS Jobs.

We would welcome 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.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and in particular Bradford District Care Trust is keen to reflect the population we serve, we are currently under represented in terms of black and minority ethnic staff. Applications are encouraged from these groups but it must be stressed that selection will be solely on merit and in accordance with the Trust recruitment policy.

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and homes lives and support staff by offering a range of benefits including nursery facilities. We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

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