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Base Pay: £42,000 /Year
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Family Therapist

Job Description

Site or Unit :
Huntercombe Hospital Maidenhead
Address :
Huntercombe Lane South Taplow Maidenhead SL6 0PQ

Contracted Weekly Hours : 37.5 Hours per week - Monday - Friday

The Huntercombe Hospital Maidenhead is a 60 bed Tier 4 CAMHS hospital for young people aged 12 -18 years with a range of mental health disorders including eating disorders and complex needs. We provide comprehensive assessment and treatment programmes working collaboratively with patients and their families or carers. On the hospital site there is a purpose-built 29 bed psychiatric intensive care service (PICU) for patients with severe mental Illness who require very specialist and intensive treatment. The 20 bed eating disorders service is housed separately in the original Manor House. The hospital is located in a rural setting within ½ mile of junction 7 of the 4 motorway. We employ staff in a variety of different roles and provide ongoing support with comprehensive training, learning and development opportunities.

This exciting and dynamic role will place you at the heart of a clinical team, working closely with patients and other healthcare professionals. We are looking for a fully qualified and experienced Family Therapist with the ability to work autonomously within the context of a multi-disciplinary team approach.

So as a Family Therapist what do you need to do to make this happen?

•Undertake specific clinical work with patients and their families in response to the clinical need, in a way which coheres with the overall treatment philosophy of the Unit. This is mainly with in-patients, but may also be with out patients and day patients

•Maintain effective clinical records and casework notes in accordance with developing policy

•Work as a member of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) participating in clinical team meetings and other departmental meetings as necessary

•Participate in relevant Clinical Audit projects as necessary

•Attend team meetings aimed at facilitating and enhancing team cooperation and performance

•Provide coaching, training, mentoring and management of junior staff and student placements

•Ensure that timely and on-going clinical supervision is received

•Regular and on-going clinical supervision of junior therapists, assistants and students

•To abide by the Code of Conduct of the Association of Family Therapists

•Take responsibility for own professional & personal development through the performance and development reviews and attending all relevant training

•Ensure that all relevant codes of practice and regulations (MHA1983 & Care Standards Act 2000, Children's Act, Human Rights Act) are upheld

•To comply with all company policies and procedures including Health & Safety and Fire Safety and so on

•Participate in relevant clinical audit projects as necessary

•Attend team meetings aimed at facilitating and enhancing team cooperation and performance.

Job Requirements

In order to achieve this our Family Therapist should have:

  • Excellent communication skills and resilience to manage a demanding client group and changing environment:

•A minimum two years' experience as a Family/Systemic Therapist post qualification including work with adolescents

•Assess evaluate and Implement treatment programmes for Young People and Families

•Ability to co-work with a variety of other disciplines

•Knowledge and understanding of Adolescent development

•Skills in applying systemic theory to work with individuals, couples, family systems, groups and organisations across different ethnic backgrounds with cultural sensitivity

•Knowledge of other modalities

•Knowledge of and skill in using the variety of approaches within systemic practice

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

We offer regular systemic supervision, in-house teaching seminars, managerial support, as well as opportunities for training and development. The service is committed to research and audit and is keen to develop this aspect of the work further.

We provide an excellent induction and continued training, with great opportunities to broaden your skill base. If you would like to join our team and help to provide an excellent service please click on Apply now.

Closing date: 30 days from posting unless otherwise stated.

We encourage applicants to apply promptly as we review CVs on a daily basis. The majority of our roles close 30 days after posting. Where we receive a large number of suitable applications we may close a job early.

No agencies please.

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The Huntercombe Group is part of Four Seasons Health Care, one of the UK's leading independent healthcare operators, and shares its ethos of delivering the highest quality professional and personal care.

The Huntercombe Group consists of hospitals and centres throughout the UK, highly regarded for quality of care and innovation in their respective fields. The centres provide acute and longer term treatment in the areas of mental health and addictions, brain injury rehabilitation and neurodisabilitiy and learning disabilities.'s Advice

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