Principal Family Psychotherapist / Joint CAEDS Out-Patient Clinic Manager

Band 8b

Main area
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Band 8b
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Michael Rutter Centre
£53,561 - £64,686 pa inc
23/11/2017 23:59

We employ around 4,800 people across South London and other sites in the UK. It is a diverse team of talented individuals, spanning a wide range of specialities and benefiting from many world-leading healthcare experts. We deliver more than 14,000 training experiences each year for our staff, providing an extensive range of learning opportunities. Staff can benefit from exceptional professional development opportunities and we will work with you to build your career in mental health. In addition, our working relationship with King's Health Partners allows those working at the Trust to get involved in academic research.

National and Specialist CAMHS are seeking to recruit a Principal Family and Systemic Psychotherapist to jointly manage the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Service (CAEDS).

CAEDS is a Specialist Eating Disorder Service for young people aged up to 18 years and based at the Michael Rutter Centre at the Maudsley Hospital. The multi-disciplinary team consists of Family Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Assistant Psychologists alongside Paediatric, Art Therapy and Dietetic input. The service provides family therapy based outpatient treatment specifically tailored to eating disorders, an intensive day patient service (ITP) for young people with restrictive eating disorders and innovative multi-family therapy interventions for both Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.

The team has a strong commitment to developing innovative treatment through systematic research, its work being well known both nationally and internationally. The team provides specialist training opportunities for a range of professionals of all mental health disciplines including trainees on the MSc in Family Therapy and Certificate Course in Family Therapy and Clinical Psychology trainees on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology run by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience.

The post holder will be responsible for jointly managing the eating disorders service in addition to having a clinical caseload. This is a full-time post and sessions will be divided evenly between management and clinical work. There will be additional opportunities for supervision and training delivery.

We are committed to helping to develop the people that come to work with us. We know that the Trust can only be as good as the people who work here and we’ll invest in you to maximise that potential. That’s why we really welcome and value people so highly. In short, if you’ve got what it takes we’d be delighted for you to come and work with us.

The successful candidate will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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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

Gladys Ellis Consultant Systemic and Family Psychotherapist or Dr Darren Cutinha, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist on Tel: 020 3228 2545 or by email on
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