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Specialist Psychological Therapist (Eating Disorders and Diabetes)

Employer
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Location
Warwick
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024
We're looking for a Psychological Therapist to join a new, innovative 2-year pilot service, T1DE, for patients with type 1 diabetes and disordered eating.

The T1DE service will provide integrated assessment and treatment for patients with T1DE and is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of specialists in both eating disorders and diabetes. It will pioneer innovative approaches to treatment and aim to be as accessible as possible to a group of patients who are often hard to reach.

The service is based within the Warwick Clinic for Eating Disorders and Diabetes, which was established in 2011 as the first specialist service in the country for this group of patients and forms part of the Coventry and Warwickshire Eating Disorders Service.

If you have experience in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders, this is an exciting opportunity to apply your skills and expertise to improve the lives of people with T1DE and help to shape a developing service along the way.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for clinical assessment, including assessment and monitoring of risk and formulation, and the provision of individual therapeutic interventions. You'll also provide advice to other agencies around teaching and training, service audit/evaluation, and offer guidance on relevant projects.

We're committed to offering flexible working wherever possible and can offer relocation packages. If you're interested in this role we would welcome an informal conversation, so please do get in touch!

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart' this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • flexible working opportunities
  • relocation packages
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support groups

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification
  • To have undertaken a recognised qualification and to be appropriately regulated in one of the core mental health professions e.g. nursing, social work, psychology or occupational therapy, or substantial previous experience as an NHS psychotherapist.
  • Qualification in a recognised psychological therapy, to Postgraduate Diploma level or equivalent.
  • Well- developed knowledge and skill in multi-disciplinary team working with complex clients.
  • Ability to manage and have good insight into the personal emotional impact of working with unpredictable levels of high emotional distress and psychological trauma amongst the client group being served.
  • Ability to maintain a calm and professional stance in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the potential threat of physical violence.
  • Well-developed skills in effective communication of highly technical or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and professional colleagues both within and outside of the NHS.
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development
  • IT skills, for recording work activity, for searching data bases and the internet, for word processing and preparing presentations, and for using email and intranet systems.
  • A developed knowledge of the theory and practice of psychological therapies in the treatment of people with eating disorders.
  • Capacity, skills and experience of making sound clinical judgements when normative data, information and other expert opinion is not available.
  • Awareness and understanding of ethical issues that arise in this area of work.
  • Experience of working with people with eating disorders, including specific theoretical and practical knowledge of working with this client group.
  • Relevant experience of working in a mental health setting within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of the assessment of the suitability of prospective clients for a recognised psychological therapy.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of clients across the whole adult life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity.
  • Experience of the application of psychological treatment in different cultural contexts.
  • Experience of the assessment, formulation and treatment of high risk clients in crisis, who experience high levels of suicidal ideation, and frequently engage in deliberate self-harm.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • To have undertaken a recognised qualification and to be appropriately regulated in one of the core mental health professions e.g. nursing, social work, psychology or occupational therapy, or substantial previous experience as an NHS psychotherapist
  • Qualification in a recognised psychological therapy, to Postgraduate Diploma level or equivalent.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Well- developed knowledge and skill in multi-disciplinary team working with complex clients.
  • Ability to manage and have good nsight into the personal emotional impact of working with unpredictable levels of high emotional distress and psychological trauma amongst the client group being served.
  • Ability to maintain a calm and professional stance in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the potential threat of physical violence.
  • IT skills, for recording work activity, for searching data bases and the internet, for word processing and preparing presentations, and for using email and intranet systems.


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with people with eating disorders, including specific theoretical and practical knowledge of working with this client group.
  • Relevant experience of working in a mental health setting within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of the assessment of the suitability of prospective clients for a recognised psychological therapy.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of clients across the whole adult life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity.


Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust

Address

Aspen Centre

Lakin Road

Warwick

CV34 5BW

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444-5605929D-CG

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