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Specialist CAMHS Practitioner - Systemic Integrative Treatment (SIT) 

OUTLINE OF POST

Contract 1 year fixed term (with the possibility of extending, subject to funding)

Salary £39,383

Hours 35 hours per week with daily 30 min unpaid lunch break. Out of hours and rotated on-call is required.

Location Brandon Centre is based in Kentish Town. However, the post holder will be required to work remotely and in the community across 2-3 London boroughs.

Reports to BC SIT Service Lead

Accountability The post holder shall be accountable to the Council of Management of the Brandon Centre through the Head of Mental Health. The post holder’s work will be line managed by the Service Lead for the BC-SIT service.

JOB SUMMARY

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, creative and resilient practitioner who has a track record of excellent clinical skills to join our expanding Systemic Integrative Treatment team (SIT). The postholder will provide SIT in the community for parents and carers of children aged 8-16, displaying moderate to severe behavioural difficulties, such as offending, school refusal and harmful sexual behaviour. The postholder will work within a social-ecological model, drawing on a range of therapeutic modalities including pragmatic family therapies, behavioural therapy, CBT, and other therapies as appropriate.

We are looking for experienced practitioners who share our passion for delivering intensive treatment to keep young people at home, in education and out of the criminal justice system. We are particularly interested in those who have experience of working to address behaviour across multiple systems including family, peers, school and community. In addition, they should demonstrate knowledge and experience of assessment, treatment delivery, and risk management. 

Post holders will join a supportive and friendly team. Weekly group supervision and intensive training in the SIT model will be provided.

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ABOUT THE BRANDON CENTRE

The principal objective of the Brandon Centre has always been to provide a professional, accessible and flexible service which responds to the psychological, medical, sexual and social needs of young people under the age of 25.

Services include:

  • individual counselling and psychotherapy for young people, using a range of evidence-based therapies
  • contraception and sexual health services
  • parent management programmes
  • therapeutic work in community settings (outreach)
  • systemic integrated treatment for families (BC SIT)

ABOUT THE MODEL

Brandon Centre Systemic Integrative Treatment (BC-SIT) has been developed in accordance with NICE guidelines to treat antisocial and/ or harmful behaviour in children and adolescents. It is an intensive community-based family treatment model which works with the systems around the young person, including family, school and peers to address the causal and maintaining factors to the behaviour. Therapists work primarily with parents, in a collaborative and non-judgemental way, to empower them to effect change. This is achieved by building on their strengths and providing families with the tools and confidence to navigate current and future problems and reduce the risk of further antisocial/ harmful. There are two phases to the intervention: phase 1 is intensive treatment delivery, which will include 2 - 3 visits per week and can last up to 6 months; phase 2 is delivered by a designated phase 2 SIT therapist and can extend total treatment time to 1 year, and includes monthly sessions with the family, attendance at professional meetings, and ongoing consultation with key professionals.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Contact kiranleonard@brandoncentre.org.uk to request an application form.

 

BRANDON CENTRE FOR COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

26 PRINCE OF WALES ROAD, LONDON, NW5 3LG

TEL: 020 7267 4792 FAX: 020 7267 5212

Email: counselling@brandoncentre.org.uk

www.brandoncentre.org.uk

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