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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/08/2020.

Psychological Therapist / Clinical or Counselling Psychologist in Eat

Job Reference: 267-OM2394411

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Mental Health
Warneford Hospital, Oxford
£38,890 - £44,503 pro rata

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

Our wonderful team is growing! We have been lucky enough to receive new funding to expand our Community Eating Disorder team in Oxfordshire. We are looking for an enthusiastic psychological/CBT therapist or qualified clinical / counselling psychologists to join us! We are also keen to consider final year Doctoral counselling or clinical psychology trainees, who are due to qualify and be HCPC accredited towards the end of 2020/early 2021.

This is an exciting time for our team due to the potential for the development of a new service model for out-, day and inpatient services across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We are also involved in the development of New Care Models/Provider Collaboratives which will transform the way inpatient services are delivered across the country.

Cotswold House (Oxford) is a specialist adult eating disorders service with a reputation for excellence. Our service provides a stepped-care model tailored to the needs of adults with a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder as well as those with co-morbid mental health problems and their carers. We offer a range of evidence-based treatments for eating disorders (e.g. CBT-ED, MANTRA, SSCM) and deliver these on out-, day- and in-patient bases. The post is based at Cotswold House (Oxford). The community team is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team including: clinical and counselling psychologists, a CBT psychotherapist, psychiatrists, nursing staff, assistant psychologists, support workers and team administrators. We are moving towards development of a life span service and have very good links with colleagues in the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Services and also the adult community eating disorders service in Buckinghamshire.

The service offers excellent opportunities for supervision, service development, service evaluation and research, teaching and training. We have good supervision and operational structures and an excellent track record of CPD, as well as good links with Oxford University, particularly with the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology. The service is also committed to evidence-based and evidence generating practice and you will have the opportunity to be part of service evaluation and Quality Improvement projects.

The main component of the role will be in providing high quality specialist CBT-ED (both on a 1-1 and in group format) to patients and their carers/families who are referred to the eating disorder service. The post holder will be required to offer supervision to other trainee and assistant psychologists and offer advice, consultation, teaching and supervision to the multi-disciplinary team (as appropriate). For a full description please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

The post holder will be ambitious and have a positive attitude and outstanding clinical skills. The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills which will enable them to thrive within a multi-disciplinary team context and in working with this complex patient group and their families.

This particular job is for 3 days a week (22.5 hours). We have other posts available for different hours per week if you are interested in alternative working hours. We have some flexibility on the days / hours worked for this post, but it must include a Monday due to our MDT being on that day.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sophie Black (Clinical Team Manager) at or 07920251481 or David Viljoen (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) at

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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