Job Title: Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: York
Salary: £30,500 - £46,000 depending on experience
Reference: 123
Contact Name: Dianne Murray
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 29, 2021 18:34

Job Description

About us

For over 200 years, The Retreat has been a source of hope, comfort, support and care for people with mental health difficulties.

We also have a long and distinguished reputation for being innovators and world leaders in the field of modern mental health care.

Originally founded by the Society of Friends (Quakers), The Retreat retains many of those same values in the way we work today – with the qualities of community, integrity, compassion and friendliness at the heart of all we do.

We are a family, where clinical and operational colleagues come together to provide joined up, holistic care for our clients and their families.

Our staff surveys routinely gain high response rates and, together with the results of comprehensive exit interviews, reflect our commitment to supporting our people and empowering them to deliver high quality care.

Crucially, this sense of teamwork and togetherness shines through in the many positive testimonials we receive from the people we help at some the most difficult times of their lives.

We have our sights firmly on the future - of those we serve, and of mental healthcare more generally.

We have built a diverse and talented team with complementing professional backgrounds and we’re excited to expand our teams through recruitment of a number of Psychologists and other professionals.

If you’re driven by excellence, achievement, recognition and the reward that comes from making a positive difference, please attach a CV and a covering letter detailing how you meet the criteria and what specific qualities you feel you can bring to this role.

The roles

We have vacancies for Clinical or Counselling Psychologists in our Adult Psychologist Therapies Services and in our Neurodevelopmental Service. If you would like to work in a talented multidisciplinary team passionate about advocating for neurodiversity and positive mental wellbeing then we’d welcome your application.  

We always focus on seeing our clients’ strengths and taking a formulation driven approach for assessment as well as interventions. If you are experienced in working with autistic people or those with a diagnosis of ADHD then you will be able to work therapeutically with clients as well as offering diagnostic assessments.

We work across the lifespan, so if you are experienced in working with children and young people we would be interested in your application, as well as from those working with adults.

For all of our clinicians we offer regular clinical supervision, peer supervision and management supervision support and there are always opportunities for joint learning. We have affiliations with local universities, which includes opportunities for teaching post-graduate students and we have trainees on placement from a number of universities.

You do not have to live in York in order to apply for these roles – a great deal of our work is online and it will continue to be so beyond the pandemic restrictions.

You will have support for your continuous professional development and we encourage you to bring your ideas for the development of new services. We always want to encourage our staff to learn and grow.