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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/02/2021.

Senior Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 833-RD-CS-75-21

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Eating Disorder Project
Reginald Centre
£53,168 to £62,001 per annum pro rata

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

We are seeking an experienced Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to work in Leeds CAMHS as part of our specialist Eating Disorders Service for Young People. We are looking for someone who has clinical experience in this specialist area and who will bring passion and enthusiasm to this role. This is a permanent post, which will be offered at band 8a or 8b, dependent on the successful candidate's level of experience. Our preference would be for this post to be full time, but we would consider candidates seeking a part time role.

The Team

Leeds Children & Young people's Eating Disorder's Service is a specialist service within Leeds Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

We are a citywide, multidisciplinary team working with young people and families with a range of eating problems. The service provides specialist assessment and intervention for young people and their families up to the age of 18. We are from a range of backgrounds, including psychiatry, nursing, psychology, paediatrics, social work, dietetics and Occupational therapy.

We offer Family Based Treatment as a core treatment as well as CBT - E and individualised therapies.

We work closely with our colleagues in CAMHS, schools and local medical services and are a forward thinking and proactive team. We are a friendly and established team and are looking for someone to join us who share's our core values and has a passion for the work they do.

The Role

The post holder will be based in our specialist multi-disciplinary CAMHS Eating Disorders Team which covers the whole of Leeds. You will offer direct clinical assessments and interventions to young people and their families alongside team colleagues. You will also provide supervision to colleagues in the team, including an assistant psychologist and trainee psychologists. You will have a lead role in relation to developing psychological formulation skills and practice. You will provide teaching and training to team colleagues and to external agencies. You will contribute to service development and work with other senior clinicians and the team manager as a member of the team's leadership group.

You will join a service which prioritizes reflective practice, clinical supervision and continuing professional development. You will join an enthusiastic group of clinical psychologists which provides professional support, collaborative learning and development opportunities. We have close links with the University of Leeds Doctoral Clinical Psychology Training Programme and contribute routinely to teaching and supervision of trainees.

About You

This post is ideal for someone who is looking for a varied role within an experienced and supportive multi-disciplinary team. You will enjoy working collaboratively to achieve improved outcomes for children and young people. You will have post-qualification experience including experience of working with young people presenting with disordered eating. You will bring specialist theoretical knowledge in this area and may have undertaken further training that is relevant to working with this group of young people. You will have experience of clinical leadership and will have developed skills in this area. You will be an experienced clinical supervisor and have a commitment to service-related evaluation/research. Skills in Family Based Treatment and CBT-E would be desirable.

Who are we?

Leeds Community Healthcare provides a range of community-based health services across the whole city. Our organisation has a values-based culture and our focus at all times is on providing the best quality care to every community in Leeds. Our CAMHS vision is to facilitate specialised mental health care for children, young people and their families within an emotional and mental wellbeing pathway across Leeds through partnership working.

We welcome you to contact us for an informal discussion about this post. Please contact Louise Jones, Team Manager (0113 843 4317 or Penny Netherwood, Professional Lead for Psychology (

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If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

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Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

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The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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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