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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/09/2021.

Band 8a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist

Job Reference: 313-A-21-100685-SF

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Paediatric Psychology
Artemis House, Westcotes Drive, Leicester
£47,126 - £53,219

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?

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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

3.5 days permanent

As part of an exciting expansion of our specialist CAMHS Paediatric Psychology service, we are looking to recruit a substantive Family and Systemic Psychotherapist for three and a half days a week.

Why join us?

You will work alongside colleagues in the Paediatric Psychology service to provide high quality, innovative and effective treatments for children, young people and their families with physical health problems and complex medical needs.

You’ll have the opportunity to use 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 CAMHS and 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 to children and families living with complex medical needs and psychological difficulties relating to experiences of physical illness

Providing specialised Systemic Psychotherapy within CAMHS Paediatric Psychology service

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 psychological distress in families from diverse backgrounds
  • Preferably have experience in working with children and young people with physical health problems, complex medical needs and/or disability, and an understanding of the relationship between physical and mental health
  • 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.
  • Be motivated, flexible and organised.

The Team

The Paediatric Psychology service is a team of 16 and we are continuing to grow. The post holder will be based within the Department of Paediatric Psychology but may be required to deliver services at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and other community venues. The post offers an exciting opportunity to join a well-established team including Psychologists and Psychiatrist working within medical multi-disciplinary teams, providing assessments and interventions to children, young people and families who are living with complex long-term health needs.

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 Dr Emma Crossley/Dr Camilla Watters, Consultant Lead Psychologists in Paediatric Psychology on 0116 295 2959 or Maeve McColgan, Lead Family and Systemic Psychotherapist on 0116 295 0310.


We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients. Some roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you in the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

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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