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Lead Systemic Family Psychotherapist

Job Reference: 798-8944

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Specialist CAMHS Including CAMHS Community Eating Disorders Team
£44,606 to £50,819 pa

Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

Due to our continued development and commitment to provide a comprehensive CAMH service for the children and young people of Worcestershire we have a new and exciting post available. This post has been developed to support the continued delivery of this evidence based modality within our expanding service. Currently we employ a part time band 7 Family Therapist to support the running of the Family Therapy teams within Specialist CAMHS (Tier 3). They work closely within the MDTs providing family therapy to those children and young people who require this intervention.


This new post will require that the post holder will offer a countywide role leading on the further development of this modality, ensuring pathways; procedures and referrals to the team are appropriate and consistent. The post holder will be expected to clinically supervise the band 7 Family Therapist, support the development of other staff and ensure that Family Therapy is delivered throughout the service and is developed within CEDS. You will be the lead for the delivery of FT within CEDs as well as being expected to take part in the delivery of FT within specialist CAMHS. With this in mind you will need to be able to evidence how your skills and knowledge can support the delivery of FT within CEDs. You will also need to be able to communicate and liaise with professionals from within CAMHS and other agencies. 


This exciting new post will have access to support by the CAMHS Manager and the team. We will offer access to clinical supervision. Specialist CAMHS in Worcestershire currently has 3 locality bases over the county and this post will have a dedicated administration base but will be required to work from each of our 3 locality bases.


This post would be excellent for someone who wishes to further their experience in this specialist area. You will need to have extensive experience of working with young people with complex mental health difficulties and undertaking mental health assessments. You will be required to work on CAMHS Single Point of Access (referral triage) will be a part of the job role.


If you think that you have the required experience and interest to meet the duties identified in the job description and meet the requirements of the person specification then we want to hear from you.


For an informal discussion regarding the post please contact Tracey Wright, Systemic Family Therapist, (Wednesday to Friday inclusive) and/or Nyarai Majuru, Clinical Lead for CEDs both on  01527 488650


PLEASE NOTE: All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours available (full or part time) or contract type (permanent or fixed term) and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

**If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. New employees to the Trust are required to pay the fee for the initial DBS check (this will be deducted from their first months’ salary) and the annual subscription (£13) to the DBS Update Service. Internal applicants are required to pay the annual subscription fee only (£13). Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. 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, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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