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Family Therapist

Job Type



Schoen Clinic Newbridge

About the Role

Schoen Clinic Newbridge is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Family Therapist on a permanent full-time basis.

As a family therapist, you will contribute to the work of the hospital by conducting systemic-oriented therapy with patients and families; liaising with other members of the multi-disciplinary team and contributing to clinical assessment and treatment.

Principle Duties

  • Undertake specific therapeutic work with patients and their families in response to the clinical need, in a way that coheres with the overall treatment philosophy of the Unit. This is mainly with inpatients, but may also be without 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

  • 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 a variety of approaches within systemic practice



Schoen Clinic Newbridge

Job Type

Full Time, Permanent




£44,892 - £50,470 per annum (depending on experience)


You will have access to a wide range of benefits which include (but not limited to):

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays, which increases with the length of service

  • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay

  • Paid emergency leave

  • Professional development opportunities so that you can build your career with us

  • Contributory pension scheme with Royal London

  • Enhanced Private Medical Insurance with BUPA including access to a private GP service, free screening, and the inclusion of pre-existing conditions.

  • Dental Cover

  • Recognition schemes for employees

  • Eye care scheme with Specsavers

  • Online benefits portal with high street and online shopping discounts

  • Winter flu jabs

  • EAP assistance on a range of topics and concerns

Skills & requirements


  • Qualification in appropriate mental health/social welfare profession such as Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Nursing or Counselling

  • Fully qualified in Family & Systemic Psychotherapy to Masters Level or AFT agreed equivalent

  • UKCP Registered

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Highly specialist skills in systemic assessment and therapy of individuals, couples, families, frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration

  • A highly specialist level of clinical skill

  • Highly specialist skills in applying theory to work with individuals, couples, families, groups and organisations

  • Ability to provide services in the complex community environment, to meet the needs of clients and families

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise and work flexibly according to need

  • Ability to communicate distressing and unwelcome information to children, adolescents and their families

  • Ability to deal sensitively with stressful situations

  • Experience in delivering interventions to address eating disorders

  • Experience of delivering systemic therapy to families in cases with a high level of risk and complexity

  • Experience and knowledge in working with safeguarding issues and risks

  • Experience in working within a complex multi-agency network

  • Substantial experience of working with children, young people and families in emotional crisis

  • Substantial experience of risk assessment and risk management

About your future team

Schoen Clinic Newbridge is a multi-award-winning and specialist eating disorder hospital, providing inpatient, outpatient and daycare services to young people aged 8-18 years.

With an enviable reputation for excellent service provision, our hospital was rated “Outstanding” twice consecutively by the CQC and we are part of the LaingBuisson Hospital Group of The Year 2020. We were also LaingBuisson Hospital of the year 2021.

Schoen Clinic culture

Our culture of world-class medical excellence is based around our five key values:

  • Accountable: Taking ownership of the things I say and do

  • Caring: Treating others as I would like to be treated

  • Collaborative: Working together to make a winning team

  • Courageous: Being proud to be different and challenge the norm

  • Determined: Seeing things through to meet and exceed expectations

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