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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/06/2021.

Band 8a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist

Job Reference: 313-A-21-95448-SB

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
CAMHS Eating Disorder Team
£45753- £51,668

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


Family, Young People and Children’s Division



Family and Systemic Psychotherapist – Band 8A

As part of an exciting expansion of our specialist CAMHS Eating Disorder Team, we are looking to recruit a substantive, fulltime Family and Systemic Psychotherapist who is highly motivated, experienced and skilled.

Why join us?

  • You will work alongside two other Family and Systemic Psychotherapists and a cohesive and supportive MDT to provide high quality, innovative and effective treatments for young people diagnosed with eating disorders and their families.

  • You’ll have the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills in offering systemic consultation, supervision and training to colleagues.

  • There will be opportunities for involvement in service development and for joint and reflective team working

  • You’ll be able to build strong connections with other Family Therapists employed within the Trust.

  • Systemic Supervision will be provided, and training opportunities will be available.

The Role:

Whilst a full job description and person specification is attached to this advert, key elements of the role will include (but not be limited to):

  • Providing Family Therapy-Anorexia Nervosa and Family Therapy-Bulimia Nervosa within CAMHS EDT

  • Providing specialised Systemic Psychotherapy within CAMHS EDT

  • Offering systemic advice, consultation, supervision and training to members of the MDT.

    The Successful Candidate will:

  • Have the qualifications and experience as highlighted in the Person Specification.

  • Have knowledge and expertise in child and adolescent mental health and the assessment and treatment of eating disorders and common co-morbidities.

  • Preferably have experience in working with children and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions and a well-developed understanding of how such conditions may interact with eating disorders.

  • Be interested in developing your knowledge and skills in this specialist area alongside furthering your interest in providing consultation and supervision to a range of professionals within the MDT.

The Team

The team currently consists of psychiatry, psychology, family therapy, psychotherapy, dietetic and nursing staff who work closely with outpatient, inpatient and adult services. We offer early specialist assessment and intervention using evidence-based approaches to young people up to the age of 18 years old and their families. The team is based in central Leicester and are especially keen to hear from candidates who reflect the diverse communities we serve.

Closing date: 14th June 2021

Short-listing date: 15th June 2021

Interview date: 22nd June 2021


NB If appropriate we will form a waiting list for other Family and Systemic Psychotherapy vacancies that may arise within CAMHS within the next 6 months.


For further information / informal enquiries, please contact Maeve McColgan, Lead Family and Systemic Psychotherapist or Alison Eivors, Clinical Lead, Eating Disorder Team on 0116 295 0310.

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