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The Sussex Family Eating Disorder Service (SFEDS) works with young people aged 10-18 with Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia Nervosa and their families, and supports recovery through Evidence Based Interventions such as Maudsley Family Therapy models and E-CBT. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality evidenced based treatment in accordance with NICE Guidelines and National Access and Waiting Time Standards.

The service is comprised of a highly skilled and experienced multi-disciplinary team of clinicians including:

  • Systemic Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Paediatricians
  • Clinical Psychologists and Assistant Psychologists
  • Nurses
  • Support Workers
  • Dietitians
  • Social Workers
  • With support from an outstanding administration team

We work with families to put together a treatment plan that considers individual circumstances and needs, to help young people make the best possible recovery. It may include regular family meetings (weekly at first, reducing as things improve), individual sessions, group treatment sessions with the whole family and parent/carer skills workshops.

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Current vacancies:

It's a really exciting time to join the Sussex Family Eating Disorder Service as we are expanding following a significant investment, and we're eager to recruit like-minded people to help shape the future of our services.

Take a look at our current vacancies below and if you have any questions, feel free to contact the hiring manager for that specific vacancy. Details can be found on each of the below links. 

We are seeking to recruit a passionate, knowledgeable and dynamic Occupational Therapist to join our team.

The Home Intervention Service provides a discrete additional intervention that SFEDS provide as an alternative service to young people and their families who are at high risk of hospital admission.

As an Occupational Therapist in our Home Intervention team you will identify and deliver relevant treatments and interventions; liaising where appropriate with families, carers and the professional network. 

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We are seeking to recruit a passionate, knowledgeable and dynamic Occupational Therapist to join our team.

As an Occupational Therapist in the Paediatric Liaison service, you will aim to reduce length of stay and facilitate safe discharge once physical health needs have been addressed. The role requires Multiagency working as well as sign posting and referral onto other services.

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Due to an exciting service expansion we are recruiting to a number of new positions, including a Social Worker.

As a Social Worker in the Paediatric Liaison service, you will aim to reduce length of stay and facilitate safe discharge once physical health needs have been addressed. The role requires Multiagency working as well as sign posting and referral onto other services.

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Due to an exciting service expansion we are recruiting to a number of new positions, including Home Intervention Team Leader.

The Home Intervention Team (HIT) provides a discrete additional intervention that SFEDS provide as an alternative service to young people and their families who are at high risk of hospital admission.

As the Team Leader, you will lead and manage this aspect of the service, supporting both the clinical nurse specialists and junior members of the team. You will also hold clinical responsibility in providing treatment and intervention within families/carers homes to support with feeding, meal planning and the management of risk.

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We are seeking to recruit a passionate, knowledgeable and dynamic Eating Disorder Therapists to join our team. 

As an Eating Disorder Therapists you will undertake assessment, diagnosis and deliver evidence based treatment in accordance with NICE Guidelines in providing family intervention to support the recovery of young people who are suffering from Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. You will work autonomously and as part of the MDT in delivering a high quality service in the community whilst supporting the delivery of meeting national standards.

New starters will be offered training appropriate for the role.

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We are seeking to recruit a passionate, knowledgeable and dynamic Cognitive Behavioural Therapist to join our team. 

The successful candidate will offer high-quality specialist psychological therapy specialist service to young people and families. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing individual and groupwork and will be provide supervision and professional support to relevant colleagues.

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We are seeking to recruit passionate, knowledgeable and dynamic Clinical Psychologists to join our team.

We would welcome applications from newly qualified Psychologists and/or third year trainees who will shortly be finishing their training.

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We are delighted to recruit to this position that would suit an experienced Mental Health Nurse

The base is flexible and you will be happy to travel as needed, and also work from home at times in line with current practice and a blended model. You will develop and maintain strong links with your nursing and MDT colleagues in CAMHS services, including operational manager and senior nursing colleagues across our services and wider Trust.

If you enjoy working with young people and their families, want to lead a group of engaged and motivated colleagues, and can manage complex cases and systems, we would welcome your application. You would have access to regular supervision and we would be discussing your bespoke development needs once in post. 

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We are seeking to recruit a passionate and knowledgeable Family and Systemic Psychotherapist to join our team.

You will have the opportunity both for direct clinical work and groups with young people and families, MDT meetings, systemic case consultations as well as supervising band 7 Eating Disorder Therapists. You will be responsible for the timely allocation of young people who have been assessed as requiring NICE Concordant evidence based treatment for eating disorders.

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A long standing member of staff is relocating and so we are recruiting a Clinical Service Manager to join the service.

As Clinical Service Manager, the successful candidate will directly manage the Sussex Children and Young Peoples Family Eating Disorder service providing high quality services. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing individual and groupwork and will be provide supervision and professional support to relevant colleagues.

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