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Family Therapist in Eating Disorders, Ellern Mede Derby

Job Description

Ellern Mede, the leader in eating disorders treatment, has a vacancy for a Family Therapist to work within our specialist Family Therapy Team at Ellern Mede Derby in Breaston, Derbyshire. Salary is negotiable depending on your experience. You will have experience in systemic family therapy. This is your opportunity to apply your specialism in the field of eating disorders, working with world leading experts in this field. Your team plays a key role within the Multi-Disciplinary Team, delivering care to children and young people up to age 25. Experience the joy of seeing your work transform children and families.

We offer:

  • A competitive salary, negotiable based on experience
  • Enhanced disclosure DBS cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and ongoing training
  • Sick Pay (after one year’s service)
  • 33 days annual leave including bank holidays
  • Workplace pension
  • Personal holiday and education fund
  • Employee Assistance Programme

“What satisfies me about working for Ellern Mede as a specialist family therapist in our Family Therapy Team is that we make a real difference to the lives of the families of our young patients. We work closely with our Multidisciplinary Team (MDT). Ellern Mede is a service where we truly recognise the importance of the family to every patient’s recovery.”


Dr colette richardson

Dr Colette Richardson, Family Therapist, Ellern Mede Ridgeway

The Essential and desirable skills you will need:

  • Applicants must have current UK professional registration
  • Desirable – inpatient CAMHS eating disorder experience
  • Computer skills in Electronic Patient Records
  • Motivation, enthusiasm, flexibility and self-awareness
  • Satisfactory health clearance
  • Clear DBS check
  • Knowledge of mental health difficulties in young people
  • Knowledge of therapeutic relationship principles and the CPA

Specialist family therapy interventions and therapeutic relationships play a key role in supporting vulnerable young people to overcome their eating disorder and reconnect with family relationships. You will work within a long-established family therapy team. Your professional relationship with the young people will be close, but boundaried, supportive, but firm with the eating disorder. You need to be psychologically strong, and empathic. You will encounter difficult interactions. You will have the full support of your manager, team and regular supportive supervision.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Family Therapist in Eating Disorders, Ellern Mede Derby