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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/01/2022.

Systemic Family Psychotherapist

Job Reference: 301-JP-21-123325

Inclusion Thurrock
Thurrock, Essex
£40,057 - £42,121 5% fringe

Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT).

We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive services realising all the benefits a modern national NHS organisation can bring. To do this, we need a well trained and supported workforce and place significant investment in training and development opportunities. We have market-leading opportunities and terms and conditions.

We are proud to have dedicated, passionate and professional staff across our services. We employ a broad spectrum of roles to ensure we meet the needs of those we work with. This includes Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Allied Health Professionals, Psycho-social Workers, Peer Mentors and Volunteers.

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The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.

We are looking to recruit a systemic family psychotherapist to join our expanding Inclusion Thurrock team. The service delivery currently spans IAPT, Step 4, EiP, ARMS, IPS Employment Service, Inclusion Visions (substance misuse service) and a Recovery College.

The post holder will hold the relevant qualifications as a systemic family psychotherapist and would possess a range of experiences of providing psychotherapy with families presenting with varying degrees of difficulties. Ideally, the post holder would have some experience of working with people who have experienced symptoms of psychosis and/ or those that have been diagnosed with personality disorders.

This vacancy is split across our ARMS & EiP services. These teams work very closely with practitioners from other local trusts in order to provide a holistic service to the clients within the teams.

Promoting excellence in the delivery of evidence-based psychological therapies, we are committed to supporting clinical training/development, supervision and support for all workers. We are a very friendly team, committed to promoting the wellbeing of our workers, as well as our patients. We pride ourselves on investing in our staff and helping to develop their skills in line with patient need.

The service covers the whole of Thurrock, so some travel may be required. We are expecting the service to progress to a blended working model, delivering therapy in a variety of ways (face to face, via telephone, video and internet-enabled options). Currently all work is being delivered remotely where appropriate and possible, but this is expected to change in line with service restoration post-COVID.

We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated people who will value and make the most of this exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience and develop a career working in an exciting, challenging and rewarding role.

Clinical supervision is provided by modality specific accredited clinical supervisors. Case management support is also provided.

Clinicians are well resourced with IT and communications equipment. We operate on a paperless basis. Appointees will need to be able to communicate effectively with colleagues, service users and members of the public, respect individual rights to confidentiality, and complete tasks within given deadlines. We pride ourselves on our partnership approach to developing services and have strong links to a range of statutory and voluntary agencies, community groups and our partnership with Thurrock and Brentwood Mind.

Additional aspects of the role are contained in the downloadable job description and person specification. Please note that should we receive a high volume of applications we may close the vacancy early.

For informal queries about the role, please contact Dr Richard Pione on 01375 898680 or

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Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and operates a no smoking at work policy.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early.

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