Family Therapist

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Psychology
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £38,625- £46,350 Depending on experience

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Location: Northampton

Hours: 37.5 Full time/Part time/Flexible 

St Andrew’s Healthcare is a charity providing specialist mental healthcare services. We work in partnership with a number of NHS, voluntary, educational and research organisations to deliver a range of specialist inpatient and community mental healthcare services, education and research that helps to improve the lives of people with complex mental health needs. 

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) 

Working together with young people and their families. 

Our CAMHS is a Trauma Informed Care Service, ensuring that everything we do is driven by an understanding of how trauma affects the whole person; physically, mentally and socially. We provide low and medium secure Tier 4 CAMHS inpatient services, with the objective of enabling young people to live well and to their full potential in the least restrictive environment possible. 

Our CAMHS Service is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Family Therapist to join our Tier 4 CAMHS service here at St Andrew’s Healthcare in Northampton on a full-time, permanent basis. The successful applicant will work across all three of our inpatient wards. 

Previous experience in mental health settings, particularly inpatient services, would be an advantage. However, applications from newly qualified therapists are also welcome. 

Duties of the role:- 

  • Provide family therapy assessment/treatment services
  • Arrange and attend family therapy meetings & workshops
  • Work effectively with other agencies including social services, primary care & the voluntary sector
  • Contribute to the development of the multidisciplinary team
  • Ensure that all duties are carried out in line with our policies & statutory requirements
  • Engage in clinical governance & regular audits of the service
  • Maintain accurate records of clinical activity & keep up to date with current research 

More about you:- 

  • Master’s degree qualified in Family Therapy
  • AFT & UKCP registered or equivalent
  • Experienced in working with complex family dynamics & high levels of risk
  • Skilled in clinical governance, auditing & clinical supervision
  • Passionate about working with people with a range of complex mental health needs
  • Dynamic, enthusiastic, compassionate, professional & committed to working to a high standards

Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day. 


We offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • Pension
  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS
  • 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
  • Life cover
  • Car lease scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application
  • Access to free vocational qualifications