Senior Clinician - Children and Young Peoples Therapy Service

The Retreat York


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Job summary

The Retreat York has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Child Psychotherapist/ Child Psychologist to join our forward-looking childrens and young people therapy team.

The successful candidate will join our growing service and will be part of a supportive team of clinicians, including child psychotherapists, art, play, drama and music therapists.

You will work from our new purpose-built, fully equipped facility, with the flexibility to choose the room with the most appropriate therapeutic resources for the age and development of your client.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced clinician to help shape a growing service, to make their mark and to offer the best experience to children, young people, and their families.

In return the successful candidate will be supported to work flexibly where appropriate, have protected CPD time, mentoring support, monthly clinical supervision and annual professional registration fees paid for by The Retreat.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will provide psychological therapy and assessment services to children & young people presenting with a wide range of psychological problems, including anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, disordered eating, self-harm, experience of bereavement & developmental trauma. The senior clinician would be expected to hold complex cases working in a reflexive and child centred way.

They will also support service evaluation, outcome measurements and research activity to evidence productivity and sustainability, to support the planned growth of the service.

We require an individual who has excellent communication skills and understands the specific needs of our young client and their parents/ carers adopting an approach that helps to facilitate positive therapeutic relationships, and improved outcomes for the individual. The candidate will have good team working skills and be able to develop links with other organisations in the local community who also offer family support.

About us

We offer excellent working conditions; we value the people who work with us and their well-being, offering benefits to enhance their experience of work. You will also receive a range of benefits such as, excellent company pension scheme, family friendly policies & flexible & home working, 25 days annual leave (WTE) plus bank holidays.

We actively encourage and support career development thorough monthly management supervision and we will fund required Clinical Supervision; our model has been appraised by industry experts. We provide a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme and a Retreat Rewards Scheme. Most importantly we are a great team to work with enthusiastic, creative, and child-centred. The Retreat has a great ethos, reflected by our values of compassion, care, and community and everything we do for children and young people.

If you would like to know about the role, please feel free to contact Yasmin Earl, Service Manager:

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



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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

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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

13 July 2021

Pay scheme



£40,500 to £53,500 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Heslington Road


North Yorkshire

YO10 5BN

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