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Psychological Therapist - Eating Disorders

Reference

PRI46645

Location

Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal, 100 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, SK8 3DG

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

Dependent on experience -Up to £34,000.

Hours

37.5

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We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

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Priory Group is the UK’S leading independent provider of mental health care and education services.  We have an outstanding reputation both for the service we deliver and for the investment we make in our people and in our environment.

Set within landscaped gardens in Cheshire, Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal (close to Manchester) offers a range of complex mental health services, providing clinical excellence in our eating disorders, adolescent, rehabilitation, acute and PICU services. We use an eclectic model of care and intervention, drawing on a variety of evidence-based approaches.  

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Therapist to join the Psychology department working on the Eating Disorders Inpatient Units. Priory is the UK's largest independent provider of Eating Disorder Services. We have a national offering of both outpatient and specialist residential services and also offer day care provisions at selected locations including at Cheadle Royal hospital.

The successful applicant will work with a multi-disciplinary therapies team, including Psychologists, Family Therapy and Assistant Psychologists, which is embedded within a wider multi-disciplinary team of clinical professionals. The care and treatment provided address both the physical consequences of the eating disorder, as well as the related underlying psychological and social factors. The basic aim of treatment is to help to restore a healthier eating pattern whilst providing psychological support to help with the feelings that emerge during this process. The applicant will be involved in delivering both group and individual evidenced based therapies. 

Suitable candidates will have interest in and knowledge of therapeutic approaches to eating disorders. They will be willing to develop skills in the use of MANTRA (Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults), which is a recommended treatment for Anorexia Nervosa in NICE guidelines, 2017. Some previous experience with this client group is desirable, but not essential, and some additional training could be provided subject to the successful completion of a probationary period. The post holder will need to be able to form positive relationships with colleagues and be interested in working in teams. 

Suitable candidates will have completed training and be qualified in a psychological therapy (e.g. CBT, psychodynamic therapy) and be accredited or accreditable with the UKCP, BABCP or BACP. To have completed training to Masters level or have a core profession e.g. RMN or OT.  

There are excellent CPD and training opportunities for employees within this service, and funded and accredited training opportunities will be available and agreed as part of the role (subject the completion of a probationary period). Attendance at national conferences and research interests are also encouraged. 

For further information, please contact Dr Jane Evans, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Acting Head of Psychological Services, 0161-428-9511 or janeevans@priorygroup.com    

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Disclosure

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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.