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Family & Systemic Psychotherapist (0-19 yrs)

Job Reference: 449-CS1070

Solent NHS Trust
Early Help locality teams- 0-19 yrs
£47,126 - £53,219 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Our early help service supports children and families when challenges first emerge in an attempt to avoid the need for more complex interventions later on. We aim to build on people’s strengths to resolve their own difficulties and prevent further problems emerging. The three teams in Southampton are locality based from seven different centres across the city. Teams consist of a range of professionals including social workers, health visitors, school nurses and family support workers.

Are you an experienced family/systemic therapist who wants to have the time and opportunity to offer high quality support to families in the community? Are you looking to affect change through the power of relationships?

If so, then Southampton’s 0-19 early help service is looking for an enthusiastic Family Therapist with experience and creativity to join our team. This is an exciting time to join us as we are investing in and expanding our early help services to provide collaborative, pro-active support to families before issues escalate to require more complex/statutory intervention.

We are planning to embed systemic practice as a bedrock for our relationships with families and you can play a key role in driving this vision forward with enthusiasm and passion. This role provides the opportunity for clinical work as well as consultation with individual staff and professional networks as well as the chance to shape the culture and values of the service going forward.

We would love to welcome you if you feel the above applies to you and you have the appropriate registration (BABCP/UKCP).


If you wish to have an informal conversation regarding the post, please don't hestiate to get in contact with Charlie Jackopson (Onboarding Administrator) at

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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