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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/08/2021.

Highly Specialist Family and Systemic Psychotherapist

Job Reference: 363-SS8719-A

East London NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
15 Homerton Row, London
£52,643 - £58,558 PA, inc HCA (London Services)

ELFT has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for mental and health care, innovation and improvement. So it is a very exciting time for you to come and work for us. Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Specialist Services Directorate

City and Hackney Specialist CAMHS

Highly Specialist Family and Systemic Psychotherapist (Behaviour Support and Outreach Team)

Band 8a - Full time, permanent post - 37.5 hours weekly

Job share or part time working will be considered.

The Behaviour Support and Outreach Team in City and Hackney CAMHS are seeking an enthusiastic and creative Highly Specialist Family and Systemic Psychotherapist to join us! City and Hackney Specialist CAMHS is a busy, forward thinking and thriving CAMHS service with high staff morale and excellent CPD opportunities. The service is committed to continuous improvement and providing services to the community which are accessible, flexible and responsive.

The clinician will join an experienced, multi-disciplinary team of clinicians who provide a range of mental health assessment and treatment services to children, young people and their families.

The clinician will provide comprehensive assessments for children and young people who may have a complex presentation of conduct disorder/ oppositional defiant disorder alongside co-existing difficulties such as mood disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. ADHD, ASD). Assessments may be carried out jointly with MDT colleagues and include school observations, family assessments and standardised assessments (such as the ADOS if trained) where indicated.

The clinician will also provide evidence based interventions for children, young people and their families including individual, systemic, parenting and group interventions.

The clinician will undertake management duties including line management and clinical supervision to individual clinicians and the family therapy clinic.

The successful candidate will possess strong engagement skills, the ability to work creatively in relation to behaviour that challenges, and work effectively with complex multi-agency networks.

It would be highly desirable for applicants to have some experience of working with children with behavioural difficulties and also have experience of working and consulting in schools.

The successful candidate will provide a school consultation role as a CAMHS Worker in School (CWIS) as part of the Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools (WAMHS) Programme for 1 day per week. This role aims to develop and sustain closer working links between CAMHS and education by providing training, consultation and support, signposting and liaison.

Applicants who have experience and appreciation of some of the richness and complexities of working inter-culturally are welcomed. This post is part of a comprehensive Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, within the East London NHS Foundation Trust and as part of the wider Hackney CAMHS Alliance. This post will include the provision of specialist CAMHS advice/consultation and mental health assessment, family interventions and liaison with other agencies, and the opportunity to supervise other clinicians.

Interview date TBC

Please contact Dr Becky Mason, 0203 222 5600, if you have specific questions.



What Next?

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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