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Family Therapist

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Kent House - Kent House hospital and school,Crockenhill Road,St Mary Cray,Orpington, Kent BR5 4EP

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£34,000 FTE


30 hrs p/wk

Job Advert - Division Information

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

Job Advert Location Description

Kent House is a 17-bedded Tier 4 low secure hospital for young people aged 12 – 18 years with mental health, behavioural or psychological difficulties, and an OFSTED-registered school which supports the young people with educational attainment.

The service is set in a rural environment with close links and transport to the local community and amenities.

Job Advert Role Description

Job Purpose

To work as a member of the Multi-Disciplinary team to provide assessments and interventions for children, young people and their families who have been referred to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). To develop a high quality specialist family therapy assessment and intervention team. To provide family therapy advice, training and supervision to colleagues, as appropriate.


  •  To provide evidence based assessments and treatments within a hospital and clinic setting for children, young people and families who experience a range of mental health difficulties receiving services from CAMHS in patient services in Priory Group.
  •  To create assessment formulations, hypothesis and treatment plans which are regularly reviewed.
  •  To provide specialist family therapy assessments and evidence based interventions on a time limited basis.
  •  To provide systematic family plans and utilise theory, knowledge and practice based on a conceptual framework using evidence based practice.
  •  Make highly skilled evaluations and decisions about treatment options taking into account highly complex relationship factors.
  •  To work in ways that are sensitive to the needs of people of diverse, racial, cultural, religious backgrounds and different lifestyles particularly those who find change difficult.
  •  To conduct risk assessments and provide risk management plans in line with the clinical risk policy.
  •  To regularly review and monitor outcome of assessment and effects of treatment in line with goal based outcomes and the care programme approach.
  •  To escalate to the Consultant and Hospital SMT any issues or concerns regarding adherence to treatment plans.
  •  To work within hospital, Priory Group and local safeguarding policies and procedures.
  •  To plan and prioritise their own workload whilst coordinating with colleagues in the home CAMHS locality teams so service users do not wait longer than necessary for a planned intervention and have a seamless transition to community CAMHS services.
  •  To work autonomously and independently in day-to-day practice with support from colleagues
  •  To work jointly and in collaboration with other team members and colleagues in other agencies.
  •  To provide advice and support to colleagues across all agencies involved in the care of children, young people, and their families / carers.
  •  To plan and chair multi-disciplinary / multi-agency professional and family meetings (e.g. care planning / discharge planning).
  •  To work within the standards set out by the CQC, other regulators and evidence based practice.
  •  To provide 20 clinical contacts per week per WTE.
  •  To work within the Priory Group’s behaviours and values.
  •  Participation in mandatory and other relevant training

Division DBS info

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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