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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist - EDU Therapy Lead

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Priory Hospital Bristol, Heath House Lane, Stapleton, BS16 1EQ

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£29,400 per annum (£42,000 FTE) Band 8a Equivalen


26.25 hrs p/wk

Job Advert - Division Information

Priory is the leading provider of behavioural care in the UK.

We organise ourselves into four divisions – healthcare, education and children’s services, adult care and older people’s care – which together support the needs of more than 30,000 people every year.

Our purpose is to make a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Priory is dedicated to helping people to improve their health and wellbeing. We understand that in order for people to achieve high quality clinical and educational outcomes they need individually tailored programmes, suiting their specific needs.

The Priory Group has established an unrivalled reputation for delivering a real and lasting difference for its service users

Job Advert Location Description

Priory Hospital Bristol offers calming and recovery focused inpatient treatment for up to 85 service users as well as day care and outpatient services. Personalised treatment programmes are delivered by our multidisciplinary team, specialising in the management and treatment of acute and complex mental health problems.

Job Advert Role Description

This role will be responsible for the therapies team allocated to our 10-bed NHS-funded inpatient eating disorders unit.

This involves:

- Direct therapeutic work with a number of the individual patients on the ward

- Facilitating therapeutic groups informed by CBT and DBT

- Line managing a therapeutic team including Integrative Therapists, Social Worker, Dietician, Assistant Psychologist and Trainee Psychologist

- Supporting the work of the Nurses and HCAs, including facilitating a monthly staff reflective group

- Working closely with the Ward Manager and Consultant Psychiatrist to deliver coherent and effective treatment to individual patients, including attendance at Ward Round, CPA meetings and ad hoc team consultations 

- Reporting to the Therapy Services Manager, Senior Management Team and NHS England on key factors related to the therapeutic programme

Applicants must be HCPC registered psychologists.


Desirable experience includes:

- Working with eating disorders

- Working in inpatient mental health services

- MDT working and psychological consultation to non-psychology colleagues

- Supervising the work of Assistant Psychologists and Trainee Psychologists

- Line management


We are looking for colleagues who share our values:

•           Putting people first - We put the needs of our service users above all else.

•           Being a family - We support our colleagues, our service users and their families when they need us most.

•           Acting with integrity - We are honest, transparent and decent. We treat each other with respect.

•           Striving for excellence - for over 140 years, we have been trusted by our service users with their care. We take this trust seriously and constantly strive to improve the services we provide.

•           Being positive - We see the best in our service users and each other and we strive to get things done. We never give up and we learn from our mistakes.


Division DBS info

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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