Psychologist: Children and Young People’s Services

Job Title: Psychologist: Children and Young People’s Services
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: York
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000
Reference: 41674
Contact Name: Dianne Murray
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 19, 2019 14:18

Job Description

The Retreat York is a specialist mental healthcare provider, supporting people who require expert therapy to improve their mental wellbeing.

We specialise in tailored care which is personalised and effective.  We provide psychological and psychiatric assessment and therapy services locally, regionally and nationally and neurodevelopmental assessment and therapy services for adults, children and young people with autism and ADHD.

The Retreat is seeking a talented Clinical or Counselling Psychologist who specialises in paediatric or child and adolescent mental health, to join a community-based assessment and therapy service. We would be particularly interested in a psychologist with experience in Autism assessment and diagnosis to join a well-established multidisciplinary Autism and ADHD Service. 

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours). Part-time or job share would be considered, but with a minimum of 22.5 hours per week expected

Contract: Permanent

Start date: As soon as possible

Salary scale: £35,000 - £40,000

Registration required: HCPC

We offer community-based psychological assessment and therapy services for adults and for children and young people. We would be particularly interested in a professional with training and experience in working with children and adolescents and their families. Previous experience working in an ASD diagnostic role is desirable.

It will be important for you to have experience of developing effective therapeutic working alliances with complex clients and appropriate members of their system. We are currently focused on recruiting people to our children and young people’s service, but would welcome discussions with professionals experienced in working with adults people.

Candidates must meet the following essential criteria:

  • Educated to degree level with appropriate post-graduate professional qualifications in counselling or clinical psychology, with a specialism or experience in working with children and young people.
  • Highly developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialist, evidence-based psychological assessment and therapeutic intervention to children and young people with Autism.
  • Accreditation with HCPC.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience of using outcomes measures to evaluate own clinical practice.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development.
  • Self-motivated and organised with the ability to work and stay calm under pressure.
  • Computer literacy, including knowledge of all word packages and the ability to learn and work with other software packages.

Our service enjoys good links with local universities (York St John’s as well as University of York), with ongoing opportunities for research collaborations and supporting placement trainees.

Benefits include:

  • 25 days holiday plus statutory holiday. 
  • ‘Retreat Rewards’ scheme, which includes various shopping offers; 
  • Standard Life defined contribution pension scheme
  • Free parking

To apply for this position, please send your CV and covering letter stating why you feel you are suitable for this position via the link provided.

Closing date: Monday 16th September 2019

Interviews: Week beginning 23rd September 2019