Senior Clinician/Psychologist - Adult Psychological Therapies Service

The Retreat York


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Job overview

Our team holds a range of therapeutic modalities, all of which add value and allow us to respond to our clients needs. We welcome clinicians from all backgrounds and across all fields of interest. We are looking for individuals who are deeply committed and progressive in their approach and want to bring conceptions of mental health into the 21st century.

At The Retreat, you will be expected to work with clients presenting with a wide range and complexity of psychological problems, individually or as a group, to provide psychological therapy and assessment services.

Main duties of the job

You will work in partnership with Senior Clinicians and the Clinical Lead to assess new referrals by appropriate treatment models, as well as managing a caseload, in keeping with our operational goals. You will be responsible for your own professional self-regulation and accreditation, as well as abide by the legal requirements and statutory rules relating to practice. You will use appropriate and agreed evaluation and outcome measures, with the opportunity to reflect in regular team meetings.

You will have access to clinical supervision and we will support you to engage in promotional and educational activity so that our work can reach the people who need it most.

The role is supported by a dedicated, inspiring and passionate team, who will value your achievements and support you to achieve your goals. The Retreat is committed to uplifting its colleagues, with visible leadership and a culture of empowerment.

About us

The Retreat is an organisation that is steeped in history, yet with its sights firmly on the future - of those we serve, and of mental healthcare more generally. We believe in providing specialist, highly tailored interventions in a way that will support our clients to achieve the life they want. We have built a diverse and talented team around these ideals, with complementing professional backgrounds - we are excited to expand the team through recruitment of a Senior Clinician/Psychologist.

Please attach a covering letter detailing how you meet the criteria and what specific qualities you feel you can bring to this role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description which gives full details of roles and responsibilities and performance measures

Person Specification



  • Doctorate level qualification or extensive post-qualification training and accreditation with an appropriate professional body



  • Experience in working with at least one specialism, such as PTSD, complex trauma, eating disorders, OCD.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of how to implement evaluation of services and research activity
  • Experience of using outcomes measures to evaluate own clinical practice
  • Self-motivated & organised with the ability to work & stay calm under pressure
  • Ability to deal with distressing or emotional circumstances and take care of own well-being on a very regular and frequent basis
  • Computer literacy, including knowledge of all word packages and the ability to learn and work with other software packages.


  • Knowledge of and skills in an appropriate therapy modality with a specialism relevant to the requirements of The Retreat
  • Training and experience in clinical supervision
  • Experience and knowledge of the delivery of training courses for other professionals
  • Knowledge of how to improve the quality of services
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Retreat York


Heslington Road


North Yorkshire

YO10 5BN

Employer's website

Date posted

21 January 2021

Pay scheme



£38,500 to £46,000 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Heslington Road


North Yorkshire

YO10 5BN

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