Psychological therapist

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Eating Disorders
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for a psychological therapist with postgraduate qualifications in an evidence-based psychological therapy to join the large, expanding multi-disciplinary Northants Eating Disorder Service.

There are excellent opportunities for further training in Eating Disorders and robust systems of support and supervision within the Trust. There superb opportunities for joint working and continuing professional development. Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust rated Outstanding and is a great place to work.

We offer evidence-based treatment for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and OSFED. A comprehensive range of services is provided, from outpatient individual and group treatment packages for relatively mild-moderate cases through to intervention and case management of people with severe Anorexia Nervosa. Clinicians in NEDS work with individuals locally in the community and also co-ordinate referrals to Out of Area inpatient admissions to Specialist Eating Disorder Units (SEDU's), as needed.

New developments include the development of intensive home support and day programme for people with severe eating disorders and early intervention approaches (FREED -

Main duties of the job

  • To provide consultation/supervision of interventions and training/education to a wide range of groups and stakeholders
  • To work autonomously, with a complex case load, as a Senior Practitioner within professional guidelines.
  • To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research.
  • To contribute to broader pathways for people with an eating disorder diagnosis and provide outstanding and compassionate services.
  • The post-holder will help with for the identifying gaps in the service and assisting with service improvement and developing pathways of care to meet the service needs in line with National and Local strategies and evidence-based best practice.
  • To offer specialist assessment and consultation to other health professionals. A key role will be to help service users and professionals increase their understanding of eating disorders and develop ways of understanding a range of difficulties/challenges.
  • To organise and provide teaching and training within NHFT and across the local health and social care economy and relevant agencies.
  • To demonstrate sound leadership skills through the management of service development projects to facilitate broader pathway changes/improvements

About us

Please be aware that all staff employed by NHFT are expected to adhere to the current infection prevention and control guidelines, this includes the wearing of face masks at all times that are approved for use within healthcare.

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust rated Outstanding and is a great place to work. Northamptonshire is a pleasant area with a mix of rural and urban locations and is within easy distance of other key locations in the Midlands with excellent rail and road links.

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Core professional background (e.g nursing, social work, education- graduate)
  • Postgraduate psychological therapy qualification (Diploma/Masters
  • Further postgraduate/therapy training
Experience and skills Essential
  • At least 2 year mental health experience
  • Broad experience of client groups and settings
  • Experience of working with eating disorder clients
  • Supervision of trainee therapists
  • Teaching/training others
  • Research/evaluation experience
  • Service development/management experience

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