Senior Clinician - Psychologist Neurodevelopmental Service

The Retreat York


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Job summary

The Retreat York are recruiting a Senior Clinical Psychologist to join our highly skilled multi-disciplinary Childrens neurodevelopmental team.

We have a range of opportunities for those wishing to further their careers within Neurodevelopmental conditions. We provide services for adults, children and young people. Applicants may specialise in one area or across all age groups. We are a dynamic, forward thinking organisation looking for clinicians that can bring a high level of experience working with neurodiverse people. You will deliver diagnostic assessments (mainly ASD) and offer psychological therapy

Our main offices are in York, preference is for on-site working but consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work remotely with occasional travel to our York site

For an informal conversation contact Dr Katja Osswald Consultant Clinical Psychologist on 01904 929956 or Applications by CV and covering letter closing date 11th June

Main duties of the job

The candidate will form part of the multi-disciplinary team involved in the diagnostic process for autism, completing the standardised assessments involved in this process. They will offer post-diagnostic support for individuals with autism and hold a caseload providing occupational therapy assessment and interventions. We are seeking someone who has excellent communication skills and understands the specific communication needs of neurodiverse individuals and adopts an approach that helps to facilitate positive therapeutic relationships. The candidate will have good team working skills and experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team. They should understand the sensory processing differences of neurodiverse individuals and appropriate assessments and interventions that can be used. The post will also include developing links with other organisations in the local community who also offer support to neurodiverse individuals.

About us

We offer excellent conditions of working at The Retreat; we value our staff and their well-being, and we promote this at all times. Our values are focused on compassion, care, and community. You will be offered the opportunity to join a valuable company pension scheme, we offer family friendly policies, flexible working, and 25 days Annual Leave (WTE) and all bank holidays. We promote training and development of our staff, encouraging and supporting career advancement. We offer every employee a Retreat Rewards Scheme and we also offer a fully comprehensive Employer Assistance Programme that provides you with access to a range of externally managed and personalised support. Finally, and most importantly we are a great team to work with, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Job description

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Employer details

Employer name

The Retreat York


Heslington Road


North Yorkshire

YO10 5BN

Employer's website

For help with your application, contact:

Dianne Murray


Date posted

01 June 2021

Pay scheme



£40,000 to £50,000 a year



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Job locations

Heslington Road


North Yorkshire

YO10 5BN

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