Systemic Family Therapist Community Adult Eating Disorders Service

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

This is a great opportunity for a highly skilled Systemic Family Psychotherapist to join a well-established and experienced Neds Adult Eating Disorders Team.

The post holder will need a sound knowledge and experience of the needs of adults and their families who present with a significant eating disorder and how to apply systemic practice in their treatment. The evidence-based intervention is FT-AN and it would be helpful for the post holder to have knowledge of this intervention.

The post holder will work alongside colleagues within the MDT to provide evidence-based treatment to the adults and families throughout Nottingham city and Nottinghamshire county who present with a significant eating disorder. The MDT meet on a weekly basis to consider referrals into the team; discuss assessments and for complex case discussion, of which the post holder will contribute to this and bring their systemic expertise to support the team processes and reflections.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will offer specialist assessment and treatment for adults who present with a significant eating disorder. They will provide liaison, consultation and support to other agencies and work closely with our partners and inpatient units. The post holder will be supported to take on a leadership role to ensure service development and provide leadership cover when required to support the service lead. They will offer support and supervision to more junior colleagues, students, and trainees, in return the post holder will receive systemic supervision from colleagues within the Trust.

NEDs in Nottinghamshire are developing an exciting Systemic Family Psychotherapy offer with opportunities to develop and access further training, such as systemic supervision. Colleagues within the Trust are offering a 'live training team opportunity' for those currently undertaking the MSc in Systemic Family Psychotherapy. Within the Trust we have a reading group for those interested in systemic thinking and practice and now have colleagues who have completed the CYP IAPT SFP training. The service is involved in developing 'Family Therapy Training Posts' and it is hoped that the post holder will be able to contribute to the training programme and help colleagues understand the importance of systemic thinking and practice, particularly within the field of Eating Disorders

About us

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Date posted

28 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£47,126 to £53,219 a year pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

186-1292-22-MH

Job locations

Mandala Centre

Gregory Boulevard

Nottingham

NG7 6LB


Job description

Job responsibilities

Role Purpose:

To provide highly specialist systemic psychotherapy service to adults referred the Nottinghamshire Eating Disorders service (NEDS). To ensure direct specialist assessment and therapy for adults and families. Providing family therapy and systemic advice, consultation and clinical supervision for a range of team members. To undertake clinically relevant research/audit and specific clinical activity or lead roles that support the Team Leads in developing the service.

Role Context:

The post holder will work within the Nottinghamshire Healthcare specialist NEDs Eating Disorders (ED) Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) as advertised. The post requires close liaison with a broad range of other disciplines and agencies including health, education, social services, voluntary agencies, and care systems. A key aspect of this post will be to provide support through supervision and consultation to staff within the team and across other services. The post holder works autonomously within UKCP registration and Association for Family Therapy (AFT) guidance and the overall framework of the NEDs MDT service policies and procedures.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Role Purpose:

To provide highly specialist systemic psychotherapy service to adults referred the Nottinghamshire Eating Disorders service (NEDS). To ensure direct specialist assessment and therapy for adults and families. Providing family therapy and systemic advice, consultation and clinical supervision for a range of team members. To undertake clinically relevant research/audit and specific clinical activity or lead roles that support the Team Leads in developing the service.

Role Context:

The post holder will work within the Nottinghamshire Healthcare specialist NEDs Eating Disorders (ED) Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) as advertised. The post requires close liaison with a broad range of other disciplines and agencies including health, education, social services, voluntary agencies, and care systems. A key aspect of this post will be to provide support through supervision and consultation to staff within the team and across other services. The post holder works autonomously within UKCP registration and Association for Family Therapy (AFT) guidance and the overall framework of the NEDs MDT service policies and procedures.

Person Specification

Physical requirements

Essential

  • Ability to work in variety of environments

Qualifications - Academic / Craft / Professional

Essential

  • Masters (MSc) qualification in Systemic Psychotherapy or AFT accredited equivalent (usually academic study, assessed clinical training and supervised practice including the full range of models within systemic practice and life span development). UKCP registration

Desirable

  • Training in other relevant therapeutic modalities
  • Leadership (qualification/recognised training)
  • Qualification in clinical supervision recognised (by accrediting body)

Training

Essential

  • Trained in delivery of clinical supervision
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • To have undertaken statutory child safeguarding training

Desirable

  • Training specific to the needs of adults/ young people with a mental health disorders Leadership training/qualification
  • Teaching training/qualification

Contractual Requirements

Essential

  • A full UK driving license and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010

Experience

Essential

  • Relevant practice in first profession plus clinical experience as above.
  • Experience of working with adults,children, young people who have mental health difficulties/diagnoses and their families
  • Experience of working with diverse service user groups.
  • Experience of maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and threat of physical abuse
  • Experience of working in a family therapy setting or service and reflecting team approach.
  • Experience of consultation and or training to primary care/ other staff supporting adults,children and their families

Desirable

  • Experience of working across a broad range of care groups including adults, children within the community, developmental difficulties including LD & ASD and or physical health needs.
  • Experience of Leadership of teams and clinical staff.
  • Experience of Clinical supervision of qualified and trainee Family Therapists/ Systemic practitioners

Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of the theory and practices of specialist family therapies and clinical supervision as practised within the field of systemic psychotherapy
  • Knowledge of approaches or models of working relevant to adults e.g., attachment models, parenting approaches
  • Knowledge of guidelines/policy informing best practice within mental health services for adults, children and families
  • Knowledge of research and models of good practice that inform direct and indirect working
  • Knowledge of evidenced treatments when working with adults with a mental health disorder

Skills

Essential

  • Skills in using complex methods of specialist systemic assessment, formulation, intervention, and clinical management in a range of contexts frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration and maintaining a restricted position for long periods .
  • Ability to exercise autonomous responsibility making clinical judgments in highly complex, challenging and emotive situations interpreting Trust policies and working within professional guidelines
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, interpersonally, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in liaison with other agencies and in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Broad knowledge of relevant theories and practice in child development and child protection, including relevant legislation in the field of mental health, adults, children and families
  • Developed skills in the understanding, processing and resolution of ethical issues
  • Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice
  • Physical skills for manipulation in use of video/audio recording equipment/IT

Values

Essential

  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate at interview that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
Person Specification

Physical requirements

Essential

  • Ability to work in variety of environments

Qualifications - Academic / Craft / Professional

Essential

  • Masters (MSc) qualification in Systemic Psychotherapy or AFT accredited equivalent (usually academic study, assessed clinical training and supervised practice including the full range of models within systemic practice and life span development). UKCP registration

Desirable

  • Training in other relevant therapeutic modalities
  • Leadership (qualification/recognised training)
  • Qualification in clinical supervision recognised (by accrediting body)

Training

Essential

  • Trained in delivery of clinical supervision
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • To have undertaken statutory child safeguarding training

Desirable

  • Training specific to the needs of adults/ young people with a mental health disorders Leadership training/qualification
  • Teaching training/qualification

Contractual Requirements

Essential

  • A full UK driving license and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010

Experience

Essential

  • Relevant practice in first profession plus clinical experience as above.
  • Experience of working with adults,children, young people who have mental health difficulties/diagnoses and their families
  • Experience of working with diverse service user groups.
  • Experience of maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and threat of physical abuse
  • Experience of working in a family therapy setting or service and reflecting team approach.
  • Experience of consultation and or training to primary care/ other staff supporting adults,children and their families

Desirable

  • Experience of working across a broad range of care groups including adults, children within the community, developmental difficulties including LD & ASD and or physical health needs.
  • Experience of Leadership of teams and clinical staff.
  • Experience of Clinical supervision of qualified and trainee Family Therapists/ Systemic practitioners

Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of the theory and practices of specialist family therapies and clinical supervision as practised within the field of systemic psychotherapy
  • Knowledge of approaches or models of working relevant to adults e.g., attachment models, parenting approaches
  • Knowledge of guidelines/policy informing best practice within mental health services for adults, children and families
  • Knowledge of research and models of good practice that inform direct and indirect working
  • Knowledge of evidenced treatments when working with adults with a mental health disorder

Skills

Essential

  • Skills in using complex methods of specialist systemic assessment, formulation, intervention, and clinical management in a range of contexts frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration and maintaining a restricted position for long periods .
  • Ability to exercise autonomous responsibility making clinical judgments in highly complex, challenging and emotive situations interpreting Trust policies and working within professional guidelines
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, interpersonally, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in liaison with other agencies and in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Broad knowledge of relevant theories and practice in child development and child protection, including relevant legislation in the field of mental health, adults, children and families
  • Developed skills in the understanding, processing and resolution of ethical issues
  • Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice
  • Physical skills for manipulation in use of video/audio recording equipment/IT

Values

Essential

  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate at interview that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Mandala Centre

Gregory Boulevard

Nottingham

NG7 6LB


Employer's website

https://www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Mandala Centre

Gregory Boulevard

Nottingham

NG7 6LB


Employer's website

https://www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Service Manager Community Eating Disorders Service

Alison Newsham-Kent

alison.newsham-kent@nottshc.nhs.uk

01158440524

Date posted

28 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£47,126 to £53,219 a year pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

186-1292-22-MH

Job locations

Mandala Centre

Gregory Boulevard

Nottingham

NG7 6LB


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