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Senior Family Therapist

Job Reference: 411-COMCAM-2019-30020

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Liverpool T3 (912326)
£44,606 to £50,819 pa

Family Therapist / Specialist Systemic Practitioner

Alder Hey CAMHS is organised into four service groups comprising of a Crisis Care Team, Liverpool Fresh CAMHS, Sefton Specialist CAMHS and an community eating disorder service (EDYs). We also have a Tier 4 Regional Inpatient Unit for 0-13 year olds. We work closely with our multidisciplinary colleagues and in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local authorities, local universities, other agencies, voluntary organisations, schools, carers and users of our services.

We are now recruiting a highly experienced Specialist Systemic Practitioner who will be based within Liverpool Fresh CAMHS - a community based specialist mental health and emotional well-being service for children and young people (0-18 years), their families and the systems they access. We are organised into 4 teams, each working with a range of child and adolescent mental health difficulties, but each also with expertise in working with vulnerable groups, Infant and Early Years, 16-18 years; Youth Offenders, Looked After Children; Children with Learning Disabilities.

The successful candidate will join a highly regarded clinical service, leading on therapeutic interventions to children, young people and their families and providing clinical consultation & supervision to a wide range of professionals around complex cases across agencies within the city. Dynamic, innovative, committed and passionate, you will bring a wealth of experience and comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to the challenge of working with vulnerable children and families.

The ideal candidates will have considerable experience of managing risk and working with adversity in children and young people who present with complex mental health difficulties. They will also have extensive experience in Family Therapy and will lead on this area supervising and mentoring other clinical staff and developing clinical pathways.

Line management is provided within the service in line with professional governance requirements. Liverpool Fresh CAMHS is well-established and has a strong learning culture as well as links with local and national partners in developing best practice. The service works hard to promote access for children, young people and their families and has a strong participation agenda lead by the multi-award winning participation group ‘Team Fresh’ (young people) and Fresh Plus (parents and carers).

For more information please contact; Andrew Williams - Director of Mental Health T: 0151 293 3662


Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will contact you using this regarding your application. All candidates will be notified via email whether or not they have been shortlisted.

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.

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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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.

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