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Highly Specialist Family Therapist

Job Reference: 222-LS-876-HSFT

West London NHS Trust
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£47,078 - £54,633 pa inc hcas

We are immensely proud of our staff and their passion, professionalism and dedication to change people’s lives. If you share that passion, if you too want to make a difference, then come and join us.

In return you will get to work with a great team, with superb training and development opportunities, and excellent staff benefits (including relocation package).

We support 62,500 patients and carers every year, serving 700,000 residents in three of the most diverse boroughs in west London plus Broadmoor in Berkshire. The diversity of the communities we serve is matched by the diversity of our staff, of whom 56% come from BME backgrounds.

We offer the most diverse range of mental health services in England: from helping young people with eating disorders; to supporting new mums suffering post natal depression; to assessing people detained under the Mental Health Act; to running high secure services at Broadmoor Hospital. We are also creating innovative new services to combine physical and mental healthcare.

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New post, new team, new project!


We are looking to recruit a permanent 8a experienced family therapist who has an interest in working in a newly developed team in the PEACE project.


This post would suit an experienced therapist who has a wide understanding of the complexities of power around child exploitation and how therapeutic services can be made to fit around the child. The post holder will need to demonstrate an understanding of the challenges faced by young people (and their families/carers) who are at risk of exploitation.


The PEACE (Protecting and Empowering, Against Child Exploitation) Project aims to address issues of both Child Sexual Exploitation and Child Criminal Exploitation across the borough of Hounslow by utilising a mixture of assertive outreach work, systemic family therapeutic intervention and a Contextual Safeguarding approach to safeguard young people from exploitation outside of the family home.


In February, the Home Office launched a £13 million ‘Trusted Relationships’ fund to help Local Authorities work with community organisations to build trusted and protective relationships with children and young people affected by sexual exploitation, gangs, county lines, child criminal exploitation and trafficking.


Following a successful bid Hounslow Council, will receive funding of £1.2m (over 4 years), which will allow an innovative project aimed at fostering trusting relationships between frontline staff and at children at risk of child exploitation.


This exciting project will work with local partners and specialist organisations to create better outcomes for children. In collaboration with our partners the PEACE project will deliver direct work with young people, parents and wider family, interactive workshops in school, sports and arts based youth groups, and targeted sessions in the community.


Experience of safeguarding vulnerable young people who may also have offended in either a voluntary or statutory setting is preferable.


You must also be able to effectively engage young people and their parents/carers and demonstrate that you have good assessment and planning skills and the ability to deliver meaningful interventions with young people in crisis and who may be navigating several services at any one time. As well as supporting other staff in the team to consider systemic issues.


The post will be based in Hounslow Youth Offending Service, but will be supervised and managed by West London NHS Trust CAMHS Consultant Lead Systemic Family Psychotherapist.




About the Team & Hounslow


The team consists of a Project Manager, 3 Preventing Exploitation Outreach Workers, a Systemic Family Therapist seconded from the NHS West London Mental Health Trust and a Contextual Safeguarding Adviser, seconded from the Contextual Safeguarding Network.


The team will be embedded within the Youth Offending Service and come under the joint oversight of the Head of the Youth Offending Service and the Head of Safeguarding and Quality Assurance.





We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London Mental Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London Mental Health NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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

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