Recruitment

The Retreat in York has been helping people for over 200 years. Our expert team are enthusiastic and highly motivated.

The Retreat cares about its staff. We offer continuous professional development, regular clinical and management supervision, a high quality employee assistance scheme, an excellent pension, access to Retreat Rewards, a beautiful working environment, free parking, flexible working (including opportunities to work from home) and a clear and jointly-developed operational framework.

Why not take your career to the next level, and join our passionate staff in helping people to get their lives back on track.

Latest Vacancies

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Psychologist: Autism and ADHD Service

Purpose of the job

The post holder will provide psychological therapy; assessments, training, consultancy and supervision, being responsible for their own caseload which may include groups and/or individuals and assessments, with day-to-day delivery of clinical excellence, ensuring performance and compliance requirements are met.

Accountabilities

·           Work with people referred to the Autism and ADHD service for adults, providing  assessment, diagnosis and psychological therapy services to individuals presenting with Autism or ADHD, possibly with a wide range of psychological problems, including those with complex issues.

·           Screen new referrals, provide appropriate documentation and make appropriate decisions and referrals for ongoing treatment by appropriate treatment models.

·           Evaluate and assess clinical practice and outcomes using appropriate and agreed evaluation tools.

·           Maintain an appropriate level of clinical activity as agreed with the Service Lead for Autism and ADHD.

·           Participate in MDT and team meetings and contribute to shared understandings of clinical processes.

·           Provide supervision to internal and external therapists, as required and agreed, and contribute to the development and delivery of training and other CPD activities as appropriate

·           Support and develop the evaluation of the Autism and ADHD services, outcome measurement and research activity.

·           Undertake training, research and/or consultancy services

·           Manage challenging therapeutic work in a way appropriate to individuals and the ethos of The Retreat.

·           Be responsible for own professional self-regulation, accreditation and abide by the legal requirements and statutory rules relating to practice.

·           Ensure all information regarding people using the service, activity, appointments and funding is logged, up to date and entered in the electronic records system.

·           To perform your role in such a way as to have due regard for commercial and business development opportunities

·           To take personal responsibility to protect and enforce the organisation’s brand, reputation and Intellectual Property

·           To have a continual focus on service improvement, making suggestions to your line manager accordingly

·           To work to team/organisational Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and individual objectives as part of The Retreat performance management framework

·           To work evenings and/or weekends if required

·           Carry out other duties that may be commensurate with the post and the skills and experience of the individual as the organisation may require.

Performance measures

·           Productivity, as measured by number of sessions and/or assessments and supervision completed per week, as agreed with the Service Lead for Autism and ADHD

·           Provide high quality therapy as measured by appropriate and agreed evaluation tools.

·           Amount and quality of activity in relation to service evaluation, outcome measurement and research activity, to a level agreed with the Service Lead for Autism and ADHD.

·           Clinical record keeping, as measured by appropriate audits of defensible documentation

The Retreat is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment including any specific duties for their role as identified under the Safeguarding Policy.

Clinical or Counselling Psychologists Join our NHS funded 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 – £42,000 (Psychologist) or up to £46,000 (Senior Psychologist)

Registration required: HCPC

The Retreat is seeking a talented Clinical or Counselling Psychologist with a passion for neurodiversity to work as part of our Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT). Our team offers diagnostic as well as therapeutic services to adults with a diagnosis of ASD or ADHD. The majority of our clients are NHS funded, as The Retreat holds the contract with local CCGs for adult autism diagnostic assessments. Our service also offers post-diagnostic support, either to private clients or to NHS funded therapy clients

To apply for this position, go to: https://beta.jobs.nhs.uk/candidate/jobadvert/B0311-20-1487

Closing date: Monday 2 November 2020

Interviews: Week beginning Monday 9 November 2020

 

 

Sessional Therapists

The Retreat York provides community-based psychological therapy and assessment services. We are now recruiting psychotherapists and psychologists to work with us on a sessional basis to provide therapy and assessment within The Retreat’s multi-disciplinary team. We welcome applications from skilled and experienced self-employed therapists and psychologists, to work remotely with an agreed caseload of clients. We are particularly interested in applicants with specialist qualifications and experience in one or more of the following areas: Eating disorders, Trauma, EMDR, CBT, Psychodynamic/integrative therapy, CFT, Bereavement. Occasional visits to our main site in York may be required.

Pay rates range from £45-£56 per session, dependent upon experience, training and qualifications. Hours are negotiable and may include evenings and weekends.

The Retreat York are market leaders in our dynamic Mental Health brand, and we can offer you an excellent package of employment support, including IT packages and training. For further information and to discuss this flexible opportunity please contact our Service Manager Cat Adlam on01904 41255 or apply through NHS Jobs. https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/916114904

Clinical or Counselling Psychologists: Join our NHS funded 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 – £42,000 (Psychologist) or up to £46,000 (Senior Psychologist)

Registration required: HCPC

 

The Retreat is seeking a talented Clinical or Counselling Psychologist with a passion for neurodiversity to work as part of our Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT). Our team offers diagnostic as well as therapeutic services to adults with a diagnosis of ASD or ADHD. The majority of our clients are NHS funded, as The Retreat holds the contract with local CCGs for adult autism diagnostic assessments. Our service also offers post-diagnostic support, either to private clients or to NHS funded therapy clients.

 

We are looking for a Psychologist who specialises in or who aims to develop a specialism in neurodiversity. We are willing to consider newly qualified clinical or counselling psychologists and training will be provided. If you have experience in Autism assessment and diagnosis, or have had a placement in such a service, then we’d encourage you to apply for this post, joining a well-established multidisciplinary all-age Autism and ADHD Service.  

 

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 adult service, but would welcome discussions with professionals experienced in working with autistic children and young people.

 

The Retreat cares about its staff. We offer continuous professional development, monthly clinical and management supervision, a high quality employee assistance scheme, an excellent pension, access to Retreat Rewards, a beautiful working environment, outdoor space that can be used for therapy work, free parking, flexible working (including opportunities to work from home) and a clear and jointly-developed operational framework. In addition, our service enjoys good links with local universities, with ongoing opportunities for research collaborations and supporting placement trainees.  

 

To apply for this position, please complete the application form fully and in detail.

Closing date: Monday 2nd November 2020

Interviews: Week beginning Monday 9th November 2020

Psychotherapist / Psychologist

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours). Part-time would be considered, though a minimum of 22.5 hours per week would be expected.
Contract: Permanent
Start date: As soon as possible
Salary scale: £30,000 – £45,000 dependent on experience
Registration required: HCPC or BABCP or BACP or BCP or UKCP and IGA.

The Retreat is seeking talented, experienced and dedicated Psychologists or Psychotherapists to help us to ensure the delivery of mental health services of excellence, which are statutorily and regulatory compliant and congruent with the values of The Retreat. Our vision is to deliver high quality, sustainable, renowned mental health services, alongside Autism and ADHD services, helping people to live well with themselves so that we all live better together.

You will be working in our Adult Psychological Therapies service, which offers community-based psychological assessment and therapy services for adults. We will expect you to be registered with the appropriate professional body and to be able to evidence ongoing CPD. For our Senior Psychologist / Psychotherapist role we will expect you to have 5 years post qualification experience, and specialist qualification and experience in one or more of the following areas;

  • Trauma (including complex and single incident) and trauma processing; EMDR
  • Eating Disorders
  • Bereavement
  • Legal and Court Witness work (Bond Solon training can be provided)

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 adult service, but would welcome discussions with professionals experienced in working with children and young people.

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.

Apply via NHS Jobs: 

https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/916115007

Closing date: Friday 14th August 2020
Interviews: Week commencing 24th August 2020

Service Manager (Fixed Term Contract)

 

 
Job Title Service Manager (Fixed Term Contract)
Salary £41,500
Hours of Work 37.5
Reporting to Operations Manager
 
Roles and Responsibilities
 

Specific

The Service Manager is expected to:

1.          Be responsible for a service area(s) within The Retreat, ensuring that the services provided are efficient, effective and of high quality.

2.          Provide line management for staff within the service area, including clinicians, sessional staff, administrators, students & volunteers, ensuring regular supervision is documented.

3.          Bring leadership and day to day management for the delivery of the service area, allocating physical and human resources, and deploying staff to ensure service expectations are met.

4.          Develop, maintain and review managerial ‘Standard Operating Procedures’ to ensure that practices that reflect high quality are embedded into daily tasks and operations.

5.          Monitor financial reports and clinical activity levels to achieve financial aims and to sustainably deliver the service area’s business plan within budget.

6.          Be responsible for the service portfolio in the service area, using performance data and other business intelligence to evaluate service efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability.

7.          Provide data in a timely and well organised manner as requested by the Business Intelligence co-ordinator and other senior managers.

8.          Develop a strong service team through effective leadership, team development, building team spirit & cohesion across functional boundaries and chairing meetings as appropriate.

9.          Ensure there is a full range of up to date marketing and service information literature available to clients both online and printed where appropriate.

10.      Contribute towards the on-going maintenance and currency of the content of The Retreat’s website and being responsible for ensuring the best representation of the service area.

11.      Ensure all team members make relevant and regular contributions to The Retreats communications and marketing strategy and engage in promotional activities.

12.      Ensure the application of The Retreats records and reporting systems are fully maintained by staff in accordance with legal requirements and in the effective running of the business.

13.      Work with the relevant Clinical Leads to ensure there is an efficient and effective triage and allocation process.

14.      Work with the relevant Clinical Leads to ensure the provision of clinical leadership on clinical issues and risks and support communications of these risks where appropriate.

15.      Manage non clinical risks within the service area including environmental, business continuity etc, applying mitigations, assessing tolerances and escalating where appropriate.

16.      Be responsible for ensuring that incident reporting is well managed within the service area, using appropriate logging systems and sharing lessons learned where appropriate.

17.      Ensure the service area is compliant to external agency requirements (i.e. CQC, OFSTED, APPTS) and ensures timely liaison with the Registered Manager when any concerns arise.

18.      Be responsible for identifying and progressing commercial, business development and partnership opportunities, supporting a systematic approach to service development.

19.      Ensure a strong focus on quality and service improvement, providing supporting evidence as part of a continuous quality cycle and representing the service in quality meetings.

20.      Manage and maintain commissioned work within service area, including liaison with commissioners and ensuring high quality reporting against Service Level Agreements.

21.      Contribute towards The Retreat’s governance arrangements, including reporting mechanisms, presentation of papers, Policy renewals and development.

22.      Ensure all relevant audit requirements are efficiently executed within the service area.

23.      Be responsible for the safe delivery of services in line with legislative requirements, policy and procedures, ensuring the safety and security of buildings, including key holding.

24.      Work closely with other Managers as part of a leadership team to share best practice, generating a learning culture and ensuring standardisation and alignment of systems.

25.      Promote the rights of our customers and keep their wishes at the centre of their care and support, ensuring we ask and respond to their experiences.

26.      Where relevant, act as fire officer or first aider and training will be provided to undertake this as required.

General

1.         Attend to own personal and professional development needs as identified in a Continuing Professional Development plan.  The Retreat will contribute to the finance and time needed for this (where appropriate and authorised).

2.         Ensure knowledge and understanding of, and compliance with, The Retreat’s policies and procedures.

3.         Be responsible for own professional self-regulation and abide by the relevant legal requirements and statutory rules.

4.         Participate in a process of annual appraisal, in accordance with The Retreat’s policy.

5.         Take an active role in ensuring the positive ethos of the organisation is upheld, through compassion, collaboration and community.

6.         Take responsibility for ensuring the health and safety of self and others in the organisation, as set out in the Health & Safety and Fire Safety Policies.

7.         Work to team/organisational Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and individual objectives as part of the Retreat’s performance management framework.

8.          Ensure the physical environment is conducive to high quality and confidential service delivery.

9.          Uphold and actively promote the organisation’s equality, diversity and inclusion policy and practices.

10.      Take personal responsibility to protect and enforce The Retreat’s brand, reputation and Intellectual Property.

11.      Use BreatheHR for your own records, as well as for keeping up to date with The Retreat’s documentation and announcements.

12.      Be available to work occasional evenings and weekends, as may be required.

13.      Carry out other duties and take specific responsibilities that may be commensurate with the post and the skills and experience of the individual as the organisation may require, and as may be agreed with the Chief Officer (Clinical Services).

14.      The Retreat is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment including any specific duties for their role as identified under the Safeguarding Policy.

Performance Measures
  • Maintain high quality service provision as evidenced through external inspections and quality accreditation frameworks.
  • Increased efficiency of the service area in relation to increased enquiries, service demand and clinical staff’s capacity.
  • Support the senior management team in the development of new business opportunities that will lead to a year-on-year increase in revenue for The Retreat.

·         Develop a strong team approach that values people management as indicated by management supervision records and annual appraisals.

 

 

 

 

Person Specification
Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Experience Essential Desirable
Degree level qualification Yes
Management qualifications (i.e. PRINCE2, Line Management, LEAN etc) Yes
Two years’ demonstratable experience of operating at a leadership level, within a service area creating influence to inspire and motivate others Yes
Two years’ experience in the line management and development of staff Yes
Computer literacy, including experience within MS Office and the ability to learn and work within other software applications Yes
Highly self-motivated and well organised with the ability to work and stay calm under pressure and manage deadlines Yes
Ability to act consistently in a manner that is compatible with ethical principles, codes of conduct and professional standards. Yes
Experience of monitoring and evaluating services and modifying in response to data, to ensure service user needs are met Yes
Experience of managing localised budgets, with a high level of numeracy and the ability to interpret data accurately Yes
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including adaptable communication to stakeholders to high quality reports and presentations Yes
Experience of working within Records Management Information systems such as EMIS, SystmOne, CompUcare etc. Yes
Computer literacy, including experience within MS Office and the ability to learn and work within other software applications Yes
Highly self-motivated and well organised with the ability to work and stay calm under pressure and manage deadlines Yes
Ability to act consistently in a manner that is compatible with ethical principles, codes of conduct and professional standards. Yes
Dedicated attitude to work, with a willingness to undertake flexible hours in order to meet deadlines Yes

 

 

 

Project Manager

The Retreat York are seeking an immediately available highly experienced Project Manager to join us for a 6 month contract to lead on the planning and implementation of a major new service development.

You will be service delivery focused, having worked in Mental Health or other health care sector environments.

You will bring leadership to the project, incorporating assessment of requirements and ensuring resources are enabled to deliver a quality service. This interesting and fast paced role will encompass a broad mix of strategic and operational demands, as you will be leading on approaches and embedding processes to ensure a swift and effective delivery model is established in short time scales.

Remote working is essential and some travel to Manchester will be required as the project progresses.

If you would like to hear more about this exciting opportunity please contact Jane Cameron Operations Manager on 01904 412551 ext. 212 or send your CV to Jcameron@theretreatyork.org.uk

A Great Place To Work

25 days holiday plus bank holidays, Standard Life defined contribution pension, Retreat Rewards scheme which includes various shopping offers, Free on-site parking

Staff Opinion

I love working with a great team of therapists who all have different specialisms and modalities. Sharing our experiences and learning from each other is so valuable. I also enjoy the variety of the therapy work. Each person is so different and they have a high level of motivation to change and overcome their problems. Being part of this change is very rewarding.

Opportunities

Even if there are no opportunities advertised, we still keep CVs on file. Why not contact us and send us your CV for future consideration?

News & Updates

What is Online/Video Therapy?

Our online therapy service allows us to offer help and support to people not able to access our York-based service face-to-face. Online therapy is a developing area for counselling and psychotherapy, and is also known as webcam counselling, e-therapy, web therapy, internet therapy, video therapy and distance therapy. This service allows you all the benefits of face-to-face sessions with a therapist, via your personal computer and from the comfort of your home.

Our skilled counsellors, psychologists and therapists will listen to you in a non-judgmental way in a private, confidential setting. They can help you with your current difficulties, past experiences or anxieties about your future with the aim of helping you improve the quality of your life and relationships.

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Any one of us can experience something that we find traumatic. This could be something recent that has happened to us or it could be from our earlier years. Either way, around 30% of people who experience something traumatic go on to develop symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Traumatic events can vary widely, from road traffic or other accidents, involvement in military combat, near death experiences, or some form of abuse as a child or adult.

PTSD is a name given to a range of symptoms that someone may experience. Often, when we experience a situation that is traumatic, we may at first feel quite numb, but later experience symptoms such as:

  • Nightmares or frightening thoughts
  • Re-living the traumatic event, often termed ‘flashbacks’
  • Avoidance of reminders of the event and of talking about it
  • Irritability or outbursts of anger
  • Hyper vigilance and alertness to possible danger
  • Problems with concentration and memory.

These are all symptoms of PTSD and are usually very distressing to us.

What is Autism?

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them.

It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways.

Some people with autism can live relatively independent lives, but others may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of specialist support.

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include:

  • Inattentiveness – most people with ADHD will have a short attention span and may be easily distracted.
  • Hyperactivity – there is likely to be some restlessness, fidgeting or overactivity. This can also lead to difficulties in sleeping and increased anxiety.
  • Impulsiveness – people with ADHD may do things without thought for the consequences, without very much reflection and without having a plan.

Some adults will have ADHD without it being diagnosed at a younger age. Those who are diagnosed at a young age are likely to continue to experience problems, though the symptoms might reduce.

What therapies do you offer?

We offer a range of individual and group therapies in line with NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidance. All of our therapists are highly trained, accredited, experienced and committed to continued professional development. Many therapists have training in more than one therapeutic modality, and are therefore in the best position to offer tailored, individualised therapy to meet your needs, drawing from the most up to date, evidence-based interventions.

Our therapies can be delivered face to face, in relaxing therapy rooms. However if you are unable to come to The Retreat for your appointments, whatever the reason, we can offer you an appointment via video link, using a secure platform called 3CX. 

How do I access the service?

All therapies are accessed via our Initial Therapies Assessment.

To refer yourself to our therapies services, or just to talk to us about whether we can help, please call us on 01904 412551 or email info@theretreatyork.org.uk.

Is the service confidential?

All our services are confidential, and our therapists and clinicians follow professional codes of conduct which include principles around confidentiality. This means we will not disclose information about you to a third party without your consent, unless we had significant concern for either your safety or the safety of someone else. We would make every attempt to discuss this with you if the situation arose.

Can I get involved in The Retreat?

We welcome representation from people who have finished their therapy or support within our services. There are a number of ways you can get involved, from joining us at information sharing events, helping us raise the profile of our services through the media, consulting or co-producing with us to help develop new services or recruit new staff. Please contact us for more information.

Get in Touch. Talk to us.

If you need to speak to us, we are here to help. Our team of qualified therapists are at your service in person, or via a video call.

Heslington Rd, York, YO10 5BN

Call Us: 01904 412 551

info@theretreatyork.org.uk