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Famiy and Systemic Psychotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Family and Sytemic Psychotherapist
NHS AfC: Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
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£51,383 - £57,596 per annum including HCAS
02/02/2020 23:59
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The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.

We are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people’s lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health

We contribute to the pool of ideas through our own research and development, but are also committed to bringing together the best ideas of the time, old and new, from inside and out, together with the most gifted and able professionals in our fields of endeavour. We aim to share our ideas and practice through as many routes as possible.

As a Trust we aim constantly to be evolving in nature and form in relation to the environment in which we work, to ensure that our contribution remains relevant.


Family and Systemic Psychotherapist

8a, Permanent, full-time (1.0wte)

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a prominent mental health trust which combines patient services, research and consultancy with a national remit for delivering mental health-related education and training.

Are you looking for an opportunity to build on your experience as a senior CAMHS clinician or step up to such a role? If so, we have a great opportunity for an experienced and dynamic Family and Systemic Psychotherapist who has passion for community CAMHS and innovative ways of working. This is a new post created to strengthen the team’s structure. As one of the senior members of the team, you will work alongside senior staff and contribute to the team’s development, as we continue to strive to be an accessible, responsive and innovative service with patient care and patient experience at its heart. There will be a number of opportunities to develop your leadership and strategic skills with support from senior colleagues. For example, you may contribute to service development, Quality Improvement and clinical governance initiatives, service user involvement, audit and research. We welcome applications from candidates who can bring knowledge and skills to help us build on our success; for example, to create a high quality, efficient and effective system to address demand and capacity issues and expertise in areas such as intake, assessment and brief treatment models and groups.

You will provide direct clinical input to children, young people and their families/carers. As a senior clinician you will be providing services to clients presenting with a high level of risk and complexity in a multi-agency environment. You will deliver CAMHS input in schools as part of the schools programme. In this role, you will be offering supervision for junior members of staff including qualified Family and Systemic Psychotherapists and trainees. You will be offering consultation for colleagues and network.

You will join the North Camden Community Team (NCCT), one of the two Camden CAMHS’s Community Teams - Open Minded. We are a multi-disciplinary team staffed by highly experienced clinicians and part of a large and vibrant child and family department. You will have a crucial role in the team, consisting of Clinical Psychologists, Family and Systemic Psychotherapists, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Consultant Psychiatrist and many trainees studying at Tavistock Centre. We are proud to offer a dynamic, innovative and needs-led service. We have a varied caseload of clients ranging from those presenting with a high level of complexity and risk to those who require preventative interventions. We work closely with the multi-agency network and offer CAMHS input in schools. Camden CAMHS is one of the pilot sites for the Trailblazers’ initiative, with new developments such as the clinical intake team, the 4-week-wait initiative and Mental Health Support Team offering support in schools.

You will join a large number of Family and Systemic Psychotherapists in the Trust. There will be opportunities for systemic peer supervision and ‘supervision of supervision’ to assist your supervisory role.

Closing date: 02/02/2020 (midnight)



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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

Dr Yoko Totsuka, Consultant Family & Systemic Psychotherapist/Counselling Psychologist/Clinical Service Manager, Tel: 020 8938 2232 Mobile: 07851 384511 Email: