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Systemic Psychotherapist - Spring Tide Eating Disorder Day Service

Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Hove, England
Salary
£50,952 - £57,349 per annum
Closing date
22 Feb 2024

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

Job overview

We are seeking to recruit a passionate, knowledgeable and dynamic Systemic Psychotherapist to join our Eating Disorder Day Service based at Aldrington House in Hove. Spring Tide offers an intensive treatment programme for young people aged 10-18 with an eating disorder and their families, and supports recovery through evidenced based interventions; the programme is based on the Intensive Treatment Programme from the Maudsley and incorporates intensive family work based on the Maudsley Model of Family Therapy for Eating Disorders. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality evidenced based treatment in accordance with NICE Guidelines and National Access and Waiting Times Standards.

You will be joining a service of highly skilled and experienced multi-disciplinary team of professionals. Our team is responsible for covering all of Sussex.

You will work as a member of the clinical service/team, providing a high quality, specialist systemic psychotherapy service to clients, their families or carers. In addition, to support systemic thinking and practice within the team through consultation, supervision, formulation and training.

You will participate in systemic clinical governance and to offer clinical supervision to assistant, trainee and other staff members, to develop the family work within the team. To utilise research skills for audit, service development and research within the area served by the team/service.

We support flexible working where possible.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a qualified, high-quality specialist systemic psychotherapy service to individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams, in line with best, evidence-based practice and trust care pathways.
  • To be responsible for holding and managing a clinical caseload and to exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the planning and prioritising of own workload and the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients, within the bounds of the service operational policy.
  • To use analytical and judgment skills and be responsible for taking clinical management decisions in complex clinical issues.
  • To clinically supervise Psychological Professionals including trainee practitioner psychologists and junior psychologists, psychological therapists, psychotherapists or counsellors and other staff as appropriate.
  • To professionally supervise and, when appropriate, manage psychological professionals.
  • To complete assessments of those referred to the service and outcome this in a timely manner in line with code of Conduct
  • To provide consultation, mentorship, supervision and advice about psychological issues to other members of the team/service and other professionals working with service users, across a range of agencies/ settings as appropriate.
  • To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service/team.

Working for our organisation

At SPFT we provide mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

Working in Sussex:
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns
  • Embrace the city life with great access to visit Brighton and London
  • With easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow and excellent railway links across the UK there is plenty of opportunity for adventure

We'd love you to join our organisation that is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, in our recent staff survey 82% told us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Key staff survey results include:
  • 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

REQUIREMENTS
  • Recognised accredited post graduate level training in a psychological therapy relevant to Children and Young People.
  • Professionally registered to work with Children and Young People.
  • A high level of competence in applying a psychological therapy to complex difficulties appropriate for Children and Young People.
  • Extensive experience of working within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience of supervising staff.
  • Wide knowledge of local and national policies.

MAIN DUTIES
  • To provide a qualified, high-quality specialist psychology service to individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams, in line with best, evidence-based practice and trust care pathways.
  • To be responsible for holding and managing a clinical caseload and to exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the planning and prioritising of own workload and the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients, within the bounds of the service operational policy.
  • To use analytical and judgment skills and be responsible for taking clinical management decisions in complex clinical issues.

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

For more information or an informal discussion please contact Shelley Oakeshott, Clinical Service Manager shelley.oakeshott@spft.nhs.uk telephone number 0300 304 2039

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Recognised accredited post graduate level training in psychological therapy
  • Professionally registered with appropriate board

Knowledge/Experience

Essential criteria
  • Substantial post-qualification/accreditation experience of specialist psychological therapy
  • A high level of competence in applying a psychological therapy to complex difficultlies
  • Significant experience of working with young people with an eating disorder
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the professional registration/accrediting body

Desirable criteria
  • Experience of specialist psychological therapy assessment and treatment of young people

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Well developed skills to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment formulation and management
  • Ability to plan and manage a complex work load with competing demands
  • IT skills

Sussex Partnership NHS FT is committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. Our workforce is currently under-represented from Black and Minority, Ethnic and disabled communities and we would welcome applications from these communities.

We regret that we are unable to advise candidates if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children's social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people. It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Company

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Who we are

We provide specialist NHS mental health and learning disability services in south east England. People receive care, treatment and support from us in hospital, at home and from a range of community services. Our services are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring.

Where we are

We provide services for people of all ages across Sussex and services for children and young people in Hampshire. There’s something for everyone in our local area, whether that’s the hustle and bustle of Brighton, the scenic South Downs or our wonderful coastline where you can chill out to the sound of the surf.

What we can offer you

When you join us, you’ll be coming to work in an organisation that puts people first. We’ll do everything we can to make you feel valued, respected and included. You will be given plenty of opportunities here for your career to flourish. We’re an organisation which is strong on innovation, research and learning, and we will support your development and help you learn new skills in whichever team or service you work in.

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Company info
Website
Telephone
01903843000
Location
Trust HQ
Swandean
Arundel Road
Worthing
BN13 3EP
GB

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