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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/01/2020.

Family Therapist - Band 8b

Job Reference: 294-CAMH-0363

Employer:
South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
Department:
CAMHS Eating Disorders
Location:
Springfield University Hospital, Tooting, London
Salary:
£52,306 - £60,983 pa plus HCAS pro rata

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We provide a full range of local mental health services to the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth London boroughs, as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including specialised services such as national deaf adults and CAMHS inpatients and OCD.

We are committed to providing high quality integrated health and social care for local people with mental health problems in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’ however we aim to be ‘outstanding’.

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values; being consistent, compassionate, collaborative, respectful and open is at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is "making life better together".

When you join us, you’ll be part of something special – an innovative and rapidly growing organisation that is helping to redefine the Mental Health, education and social care landscape in the UK.

As a Trust we are happy to talk flexible working.


Highly Specialist Systemic Family Psychotherapist Band 8b – CYP Community Eating Disorders Service

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We provide a full range of local mental health services to the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth London boroughs, as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including high secure services, at Springfield Hospital.

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values; being consistent, compassionate, collaborative, respectful and open is at the heart of everything we do. When you join us, you’ll be part of something special – an innovative and rapidly growing organisation that is helping to redefine the Mental Health, education and social care landscape in the UK.

About the team:

The CYP Community Eating Disorders Service is part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Directorate of Southwest London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, a well-established provider of mental health services to the populations of Wandsworth, Merton, Sutton, Kingston and Richmond, as well as providing a range of specialist services to a wider, regional and national catchment area.

The post is within a multidisciplinary team providing a community out-patient service, in addition to a developing intensive service. The service has close links with the in-patient specialist eating disorders unit (Wisteria Ward) on site, the Adolescent Outreach Team (AOT) on site, outpatient consultant paediatric care provided on site as part of the MDT, and brief inpatient paediatric care at nearby St George’s Hospital. We also work closely with our colleagues in specialist adult eating disorder services on site which cover community, day, and inpatient services, and with whom we have developed a transitions family therapy clinic.

About the role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Systemic Psychotherapist to join the CYP Community Eating Disorders Service in a senior clinical role. Suitable applicants will have extensive experience in CAMHS settings and in systemic supervision and consultation. They will have excellent knowledge and skills related to NICE concordant treatments for eating disorders and would most likely have worked in a specialist CAMHS eating disorders service at some time.

The post holder will contribute substantial therapeutic expertise in working with families where a young person has an eating disorder, as well as contributing to consultation and development of multidisciplinary team members and providing supervision to staff members delivering eating disorder-focussed family interventions (as agreed with the professional lead). Supported by an 8d systemic psychotherapist, and the clinical and professional leads for the service, the post holder will play a significant role in implementing evidence-based interventions and in development of the clinical model, particularly for single- and multi-family therapies, family therapy clinics for consultation and training, and complex case reviews. An interest in teaching, service development, quality improvement, and research would be desirable.

About the location:

Our Trust headquarters is located within the impressive grounds of Springfield University Hospital in Tooting and we also operate in nearly 100 other locations throughout the UK. This is easily accessible via the Northern Line (Tooting Bec Station) and via private transport. The Trust provides subsidised parking fares for all our substantive staff. Our main site is located immediately next to Tooting High Street where staff can easily access a range of shops, cafés, restaurants etc.

For further information please contact Dr Beth Watkins, Consultant Clinical Psychologist / Professional Lead at beth.watkins@swlstg.nhs.uk, or Dr Robert McCandless, Consultant Systemic Psychotherapist / Directorate P&P lead at Robert.mccandless@swlstg.nhs.uk . Alternatively they can be contacted by telephone on 0203 513 6793.

Benefits:

We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:

  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Subsidised car parking - You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website

Other benefits include:

 

  • Eye examinations
  • Looking after your health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants
  • Free gym membership

We look forward to receiving your application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Beth Watkins, beth.watkins@swlstg.nhs.uk, 020 3513 6793/ 5745




At South West London St Georges Mental Health Trust we are committed to providing services which embrace diversity and that promote equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident Employer, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and people of all protected characteristics. We are Members of Stonewall Diversity Champions and also a member of the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion.

As part of the Trust's commitment to Equalities and Diversity, the Trust supports the establishment of Staff Networks groups to promote diversity in the workplace:

  • BME (Evolve) Staff Network
  • Christian Staff Network
  • Disability Staff Network
  • Deaf Staff Network
  • Mental Health Staff Forum
  • Women's Staff Network
  • LGBTQAI+ Staff Network

We provide reasonable adjustments to the interview process for any candidates with a disability.

Please note:

  • That the closing date listed is a guide only and that the vacancy may close earlier should sufficient number of applicants have been received. We advise that you submit your application as early as possible
  • That once you have submitted your application you agree to your application being transferred to a 3rd party e-recruitment system
  • That should you not have heard from us within three weeks from the closing date your application has not successful.
  • That priority consideration for applications may be given to at-risk NHS employees
  • That should you be successful and appointed, you authorise South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust to confirm your previous NHS service via an Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process
  • That your employment is offered subject to successful completion of a 3 or 6 months Probationary Period depending on your Band
  • That we are a smoke-free Trust

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.


UK Registration

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



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