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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or CBT Therapist

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Adult Community Eating Disorder Service, Oxford
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum / pro rata
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Band 7 Clinical or Counselling Psychologist / Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in Adult Community Eating Disorder Service

We are looking for an enthusiastic Band 7 clinical / counselling psychologist or CBT therapist to join our multidisciplinary, community adult eating disorder service based at the Warneford Hospital in Oxford.

This is an exciting time for our team due to significant ongoing investment, service expansion and the development of a new service model.

The service is involved in several initiatives such as the development of a stepped-care model with the aim of delivering CBT for eating disorders by the whole multi-disciplinary team across the community, day, and inpatient services in Oxfordshire.

As a global Digital Exemplar, the Trust in collaboration with CREDO and HEE, is using technology to offer 24/7 free online CBT-E training which has benefited more than 2000 clinicians across the world. We are also the lead provider in the HOPE Provider Collaborative which is transforming the way inpatient services are delivered across the region. There is also a plan to create life span eating disorder services, and we are looking at embedding the FREED model for early intervention within our service.

Our specialist adult eating disorders service has a reputation for excellence. The service provides an integrated formulation-based model tailored to the needs of adults with a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder as well as those with comorbid mental health problems and their carers. We offer a range of evidence-based treatments for eating disorders and deliver these within the community, but with close links to the day- and inpatient services.

The team is comprised of experienced professionals from several disciplines including clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, a dietitian, nursing staff, assistant psychologists, social workers, community support workers and an administrative team. There are also links with colleagues in the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Services and the Adult Community Eating Disorders service in Buckinghamshire.

The service offers excellent opportunities for supervision, service development, service evaluation and research, teaching, and training. We have established supervision and operational structures and an excellent track record of CPD.

There are strong links with Oxford University, particularly with the Doctoral programme in Clinical Psychology, with opportunities for teaching, research and offering placements to trainees. The service is also committed to evidence-based and evidence generating practice and you will have the opportunity to be part of several service evaluation and quality improvement projects and where appropriate to present these at conferences.

The main component of the role will be in providing high quality specialist CBT-ED (both on a 1-1 and in group format) to patients and their carers/families who are referred to the eating disorder service. There will be opportunities to develop skills by working with other colleagues as appropriate.

The post holder will be required to offer supervision to trainee and assistant psychologists and offer advice and consultation, to the multi-disciplinary team. Specific support and supervision is provided by 8b and 8c clinical psychologists, as well as from a range of nursing, psychiatry and social work colleagues.

The post holder will be ambitious and have a positive attitude and outstanding clinical skills. Experience of working within the field of eating disorders would be extremely advantageous, however the service will consider applicants with a genuine interest in the client group and those who are willing to undertake a comprehensive induction and training and show a commitment to the development of the service.

The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills which will enable them to thrive within a multi-disciplinary team context and in working with this complex patient group and their families. If you have interests you wish to develop, then please discuss with us. We will also consider applications from trainee counselling and clinical psychologists/CBT therapists who will be eligible for registration with the HCPC or BABCP later in 2022.

For a full description please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

We strongly encourage informal discussions.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact: Sarah Roberts (clinical team manager) at , Emma Clarkson (clinical psychologist) at

or telephone 01865 902722/902315.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Emma Clarkson

Job title Clinical Psychologist

Email address

Telephone number 01865 902722 / 07342 059730

Additional contact information

Sarah Roberts

Tel: 07884754373

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