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Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist / Systemic Family Therapist

Band 8a

Main area
Mental Health
Grade
Band 8a
Contract
2 Year Fixed Term
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
246-ESU1707062
Site
Thurston Community College
Town
Bury St Edmunds
Salary
£44,606 - £50,819 gross per annum
Closing
26/05/2019 23:59
Interview date
14/06/2019

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

JOB DESCRIPTION/PERSON SPECIFICATION
Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

YOUR APPLICATION
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Are you an enthusiastic and committed child and adolescent senior psychotherapist or family therapist looking to be part of a new and exciting project working within schools in West Suffolk?

An opportunity has arisen for a senior psychotherapist or family therapist to join an exciting collaboration between NSFT, West Suffolk Schools and the West Suffolk CCG. This pioneering project is based on the success of a pilot project at Thurston Community College which has helped students and staff with their mental health and is now be rolled out further across West Suffolk.

As part of the multi-disciplinary Psychology in Schools Team (PST) led by Dr Beth Mosley (Clinical Lead, Clinical Psychologist) you will be involved in a two year pilot project, developing and delivering a 'whole school' approach to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people across four secondary schools in West Suffolk. This project will also benefit from support from an external evaluator to help inform local thinking about schools-based mental health services in Suffolk for the future.

The PST will work closely with education staff within each of the schools including the senior leadership team, teachers, support staff, students and parents. Each therapist will be embedded in one of four participating West Suffolk schools giving the opportunity to co-produce a 'whole school' approach that improves the emotional wellbeing of students and staff alike.

You will have knowledge and skills and experience of working across the range of complexity and severity in mental health with young people. We are looking for individuals who bring personal enthusiasm, creativity and energy to work in this vital newly developing area.

This is a fixed-term post for two years. Secondment opportunities may be possible, so please mention this in your application. Ideally candidates will be able to work a minimum of 4-days a week.

We would encourage any applicants who are interested to have a phone conversation or organise a visit with Dr Beth Mosley who will be able to explain the role and project in more detail.

NSFT is committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD) for its entire staff. There are a variety of definitions of CPD across the professions but it is usually taken to mean learning activities which update existing skills.

CPD is determined through appraisal with a personal development plan agreed between an individual and their manager, with the commitment of the necessary time and resources.

NSFT Benefits

We will provide you with a range of benefits when you decide to work for us, including

  • A competitive relocation package
  • Membership of one the most comprehensive pension schemes in the UK
  • Extensive family friendly initiatives, including flexible working and childcare scheme
  • Generous annual holiday entitlement
  • Newly Registered Academy for newly qualified practitioners
  • Training, development and research opportunities
  • Access to our Leadership Academy
  • Travel benefits, including generous cycle and car purchases and lease schemes
  • Discounted national gym membership and workplace gyms
  • Local and national discounts and leisure benefit memberships
  • Wide ranging employee health and wellbeing initiatives, including free staff physiotherapy, 24/7 counselling service

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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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 Beth Mosley (beth.mosley@thurstoncollege.suffolk.sch.uk) 01359 230885 or Nicki Bramford Service Manager nicki.bramford@nsft.nhs.uk