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Family and Systemic Psychotherapist

Band 8a

Main area
Children and Young People's Services
Band 8a
Part time 30 hours per week
Job ref
Swindon Community CAMHS
£44,606 to £50,819 pro rata
25/02/2020 23:59

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


We are looking to recruit a Family Therapist to a Band 8a post, 30 hours (0.8 wte) to act as the lead Family Therapist within Swindon CAMHS.

This post will work alongside the existing Family Therapy team and be an integral part of the Multi-disciplinary team in Swindon.

The service works with young people up to 18 years old and who experience a range of difficulties associated with their mental health, using the I-Thrive model as a framework for intervention.  You will be part of a multidisciplinary team consisting of Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Child Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Support workers  and trainees.

In addition to Family Therapy clinical work and consultations you will need skills to offer other evidence based interventions such as CBT- or DBT-informed work. You will be expected to provide mental health assessments both routinely and more urgently as part of a  duty system. You will be required to act as a care co-ordinator, which will involve completing  risk assessments, care plans and clinical notes/ letters for a number of young people and attend multi-agency meetings where needed.  You will join a complex case pathway to provide professional network consultation.

We are looking to recruit a skilled and enthusiastic Practitioner who is passionate about working with Children and Young people.

Within the Trust, across Bath& N.E Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire, are a cohort of 13 other Family Therapists working in 5 community and 1 inpatient CAMHS teams. You will join these colleagues for business meetings and continued professional development, have the opportunity to create Family Therapy in-house training events, have colleagues for peer supervision alongside supervision/support from the Family Therapy  lead and caseload management from the clinical team manager or deputy team manager.

Family Therapist’s offer training placement at MSc, D Clin psych and SFP levels, are encouraged to acquire AFT accredited supervision and are developing closer links to the local Introductory, Intermediate and MSc academic institutes through offering placements and/or teaching on these courses.

Swindon is a modern town surrounded by some of England’s finest countryside and famous attractions, including the award winning Steam Museum. There is an arts scene with many events taking place throughout the year at venues including the Wyvern Theatre, Arts Centre and Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. Swindon CAMHS is close to the M4 with very good road and rail links to Bristol, Bath, Oxford and London.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Carey Gurd, Clinical Team Manager, Swindon CAMHS,  01865 903422  or Paula Edgington, Consultant Family Therapist, 01865 903777.