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Family Therapist, Band 8a

Scheme at NHS

Family Therapist, Band 8a

Scheme at NHS

  • LocationSouthampton, UK
  • Position levelScheme
  • Job period iconPart-time employment
  • Application deadline iconApply by 07 Jan, 2019
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 08 Nov, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
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  • Competitive£ 25,448.0 per year
Employer:Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation TrustDepartment:Damers Road Childrens CentreLocation:DorchesterSalary:£25,448 to £29,981 p.a.We are looking for a part time Family Therapist (working 22.5 hours per week), with experience of working with children and young people, to join our team at an exciting time as we develop the CAMHS service in Dorset, as part of the national transformation agenda.
  • This vacancy is for a highly skilled specialist practitioner with a Masters or Doctoral level qualification in systemic psychotherapy with eligibility for UKCP registration. The applicant will need demonstrable experience as a family therapist working in childrens services. Please consider the person specification before applying for this post.
We are an energetic, enthusiastic and hardworking team working with children, young people, and families. We are a fully integrated MDT comprising Consultant Psychiatry Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Psychiatric Liaison, Family Therapist, Nurses, Primary Mental Health Workers, Social Workers, Family Support Workers and crisis workers. We have strong links with our Tier 4 inpatient unit, Eating Disorder Service and Early Intevention in Psychosis Teams.
Our CAMHS service across Dorset is developing services around the THRIVE model as part of our Transformation Agenda and as part of this work we have established formal Care pathways, Routine Outcome monitoring, Groups and much more as we continue our journey to further improve our Community Offer. We are also proud to work closely with a number of Community agencies that support people with mental health problems. We were delighted that the CQC Report published in April 2018 rated our Trust’s overall rating is “Good” with a workforce of over 5,630 staff, serving a population of almost 700,000 people across the county of Dorset and Southampton.
We look to involve our service users in everything we do, from providing feedback about the services we provide, to helping shape our priorities, to helping us find the right people to work for and with us.
The post holder will work alongside the clinical and managerial team to provide therapeutic input to both children and their families. We welcome innovative and creative ways of working with young people to address their needs, prevent hospital admission and manage severe and complex mental health difficulties. The post holder will also have opportunity to work alongside Family Therapists in the Trust in order to strengthen pathways and further development FT services. There will be opportunity to demonstrate and develop supervision skills, leadership and management skills at this exciting time for our teams as we begin a new project to develop a specialist transition pathway for young people over the age of 18, who need an extended transition. Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Theresa Sired (Clinical Team Manager for West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland CAMHS) on 01305 255705
Job Type:PermanentWorking pattern:22.5 per weekPay Scheme:Agenda for changePay Band: 8a Staff Group:Allied Health ProfessionalsSpecialty/Function:Systemic Family Interventions

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