This is a unique opportunity to join a well-established thriving charity, who work to improve the lives of people in Merton by empowering the development of mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. Our counselling services have developed considerably in recent years and we now provide individual counselling, family therapy, group psychotherapy, emotional support groups and CPD events.
The Family Therapy Service has been thriving for many years using teams of therapists who are often in training. We want to explore ways of complementing our long term service model with new initiatives that integrate even further with our counselling and welfare services. This is an exciting time for you to join the team at the start of a new strategy with the potential for new developments.
As the Highly Specialist Family Therapist and Family Therapy Coordinator, you would have overall responsibility for the day to day operational aspects of the Family Therapy Service, working closely with the Head of Talking Therapies. The role is largely clinical; currently there are about 20 family therapy cases within the Talking Therapies service with each family being offered up to 12 sessions. You would hold your own case load of family therapy clients and undertake assessments. The other cases would be held by volunteers many of whom are in training. As such you would hold clinical responsibility for these cases through supervision of the volunteers work. The family therapy volunteers work in teams and we are moving towards a model of live supervision for all cases.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering quality services. The previous post holder fostered good links with the London Borough of Merton and CAMHS and we would be keen for these connections to continue. You will enjoy working as part of a team and also being able to act upon your own initiative, with a range of experience bringing new ideas to this role. You will have at least three years’ post qualification experience as a Systemic Family therapist, with UKCP registration and experience in supervising trainees.
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