KG113317 - Systemic Family Psychotherapist
City Hospital

Job reference: 113317

Location: City Hospital

Job closing date: 25/08/2022

Job posted date: 28/07/2022

Salary: Band 8A (£50,965 - £55,016)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: CAMHS

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Grampian

We are seeking a reflective, enthusiastic and creative individual to join us working with children, young people and their families within our 0-18 multi-disciplinary Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) team in NHS Grampian. We are seeking individuals that share values that are important to us – striving for excellence, being respectful, kind, collaborative, efficient, forward thinking and patient centred – and those that embody these values in their day to day work.

The successful candidate will be part of a stimulating and supportive multi-disciplinary Child and Adolescent Mental Health team, working alongside other systemic psychotherapy colleagues. There is a strong commitment to clinical supervision and professional development within CAMHS including many learning and teaching opportunities.  The role includes direct clinical work as well as supervision and consultative work. Previous experience of working with children and adolescents is essential.  Experience of working collaboratively with other professional groups and partner agencies, demonstrable research and audit experience will be an advantage. 

One to one, peer and multi-disciplinary supervision structures are in place to support professional reflection and growth.  The post holder will require a high degree of professional autonomy and self-management, and will be required to account for their professional practice through appraisal and audit.

There are excellent opportunities for a wide range of clinical experience within CAMHS (1:1 work, family work, group work, specialist workstreams and consultation), in early intervention, contributing to departmental research / audit, taking part in local and national teaching / training; and being part of a dynamic service undergoing new developments at a challenging time nationally. 

We are part of the North of Scotland regional CAMHS Tier 4 network and alongside out-patient work, we work closely alongside the regional Dudhope Young People’s In-patient Unit.  As well as having strong regional and national links, CAMHS works collaboratively with our local partner agencies across Grampian to continue to develop and foster local Tier 1 and 2 community mental health and wellbeing supports for children, young people and their families. 

Grampian, located in the North East of Scotland, has a population of over half a million. The scenery across the North East is enchanting and inspiring, from beautiful coasts to the Cairngorm Mountain range. The area offers both rural and urban based leisure, cultural and sporting activities to suit a range of interests. There is easy access to airports in both Aberdeen and Inverness.  Grampian is a major centre of Education with two Universities, Aberdeen and Robert Gordon’s. 

For further information please contact: Dr Rachael Smith, Consultant Clinical Psychologist / Professional Lead, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). Telephone 01224 550139 or e-mail -