Family Therapist - Maidenhead

16 Oct 2016
15 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Site or Unit :Huntercombe Hospital MaidenheadAddress :Huntercombe Lane South Taplow Maidenhead SL6 0PQContracted Weekly Hours : 37.5 Hours per week - Monday - FridayThe 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.