HCPC Psychologist – CYP Eating Disorders

  • London
  • £55000 - £60000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • Band 8

Posted July 3, 2024

Job Description

We are excited to offer a permanent position for a full-time Psychologist to work in a service for users aged 8-18 where you can offer excellent psychological care in a highly competent, well-resourced multi-disciplinary team, with space for innovation and room to develop your areas of clinical interest in eating disorders and/or the associated co-morbidities such ASC, complex trauma, EUPD, depression, OCD and self-harm.

Salary: Up to £65,000

Position: Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Hours: 37.5

Setting: Eating Disorders Hospital

Location: Barnet, London

For this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Support and develop psychological perspectives across the multidisciplinary team (MDT).
  • Provide psychological assessments and therapy to patients and their families.
  • Deliver specialist psychological interventions in individual, family, and group settings.
  • Foster therapeutic relationships to support vulnerable young people in overcoming eating disorders and preparing for life outside the hospital.
  • Collaborate closely with the MDT, other psychologists, assistant psychologists, and therapeutic support workers.
  • Work under the supervision of a consultant or senior clinical psychologist.
  • Participate in research, training, teaching, service improvement, and service evaluation projects.
  • Engage in a fortnightly academic forum for CPD and presentations from internal and external speakers.
  • Maintain links with local Doctoral Programmes in Clinical and Counselling Psychology, with opportunities for research and clinical trainee placements.
  • Demonstrate empathy, strong boundaries, clinical skills, and teamwork in an inpatient setting.

Requirements:

Qualification

Essential

  • Doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology including specific models of psychopathology and psychometrics, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS.

Desirable

  • Formal training in supervision of other psychologists.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working as a qualified clinical/counselling psychologist within CAMHS or Adult Mental Health

Desirable

  • Post qualification experience of working patients (and their families) with eating disorders and/or associated co-morbidities (e.g. ASD, complex trauma, EUPD, depression, OCD, self-harm).

What benefits are on offer?

  • Comprehensive induction and ongoing training
  • Sick Pay after one year’s service
  • 33 days annual leave including public holiday
  • Workplace pension
  • Personal holiday and education fund
  • Employee Assistance Programme

What can Athona offer you?

  • Experts in the psychology sector offering a professional and supportive service
  • Nationwide vacancies available in the NHS, Charities, Social Enterprises and private sector
  • Provide support from start to finish, including negotiations on terms and onboarding
  • Overseas support for candidates not familiar with the UK
  • A supportive team who truly care about your career, taking the time to understand your needs and help you achieve your aspirations
  • Support beyond placement, making sure you’re happy with your new job and it continues to fulfils your career goals.

Interested? Simply apply above today to enjoy these excellent career prospects and reap the rewards of making a real difference to others, every day.

If you are interested in learning more about this job role or any other opportunities through Athona, get in touch with Lewis on 01277 245909 or drop an email to lewis.miller@athona.com

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