BN3, Hove
Brighton and Hove
Brighton, The City of Brighton and Hove
£30,335 per annum
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Systemic Family Practitioner
Brighton & Hove
37 Hours per week
£30,335 per annum 

As a Systemic Family Practitioner, you will deliver individual assessments and systemic family work for young people aged 11-18, with their families or carers, who are experiencing mild-to-moderate mental health difficulties.

You will work with the leads, counsellors, therapists and staff from the CYP team to plan and deliver a range of interventions. This includes contributing to the full range of routine care tasks, facilitating group and individual activities, information gathering and analysis to inform a multi-disciplinary assessment, audit and specific evidence based psychosocial interventions within the scope of qualification. Puts service users’ needs at the heart of the job, keeping people safe, contributing to effective interventions, and responding compassionately to suffering.

The Children & Young People’s (CYP) Wellbeing & Therapeutic Services provide age-specific interventions dependent on the presenting issue. YMCA DownsLink Group (YMCADLG) deliver Primary Care Mental Health Services in Brighton and Hove for children, young people and adults with Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and Southdown. The service will provide a community-based range of evidence based therapeutic and clinical interventions to support people with mild to moderate mental health needs.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

YMCADLG deliver counselling, Low Intensity Psychological Interventions, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Social prescribing and Family therapy. To combat COVID19 risk, YMCADLG have increased the ability to deliver face-to-face and group therapies through online secure and appropriate online platforms. As part of YMCADLG’s recovery plan face-to-face interventions are being risk-assessed in readiness for a return to a ‘new normal’ in the future.

The new CYP service offers a range of short-term interventions tailored to people's presenting needs and age. These include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), counselling, specialist counselling, online counselling, low intensity psychological interventions, group treatments, creative therapies, social prescribing and family therapy.

The ideal candidate will have a qualification in Post Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy - for example:

  • Postgraduate Diploma Children & Young People's IAPT Therapy - Systemic Family Practice.
  • MSc in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy
  • MSc Systemic Psychotherapy

If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack on the YMCA DLG Website, please contact Conrad Foote (Wellbeing & Therapeutic Services Manager) or Rebecca Wilson Green (Wellbeing Team Manager), contact details available by clicking the 'Apply' button below.


YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work. OPTIONAL As this service BAME groups are currently under-represented in this project, we particularly encourage applications from these communities.


YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 



Closing date for applications: Monday 2 November 2020 at 9am

Interview date: 6 November 2020



When submitting your application please save your application form as ‘your full name APPLICATION’ and put the job title/location in the email subject line. Please submit your application as a Word document where or PDF (we cannot accept Pages) via email.

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

To apply, please download an Job Pack and an Application Form from our website by clicking the 'Apply' button below

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YMCA DownsLink Group

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Posted on: 13 October 2020
Closed date: 02 November 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development, Practitioner

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