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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Band 7

Main area
Eating Disorders Unit
Band 7
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Eating Disorders Unit
£33,222 to £43,041 per annum
27/11/2018 23:59

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.



Job title: Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Base: 25 Erleigh Road

Band: 7

Hours: 37.5 per week (Permanent)

Department: Eating Disorders Service

Manager accountable to: Head of Service

Professional accountability: Team Lead

What’s special about this opportunity?

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust can provide you with a dynamic, people-centred environment, where you will be entrusted with the care of vulnerable people with eating disorders, in one of the first Healthcare Trusts to merge its Children’s and Adult service into a single All Age Eating Disorder Service.

We work in partnership with patients and their families to help them identify their needs and participate actively in their recovery, creating a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to make positive change.

We value our employees and put people first. We will provide you with an excellent working environment that has just been recognised with a ‘Good’ rating overall, and as an ‘Outstanding’, well-led, organisation in our latest CQC inspection, which found that: ‘Managers across the Trust promoted a positive culture that supported and valued staff, creating a sense of common purpose based on shared values.’

Working in our friendly and successful team, you will have access to our Trust-wide Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth with opportunities to help you to build your Continuing Professional Development portfolio, enabling you extend your skills and keep abreast of the latest advances in clinical practice.

We are pioneers in compassionate leadership and Quality Improvement, which is about creating a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to have a direct impact on the things that matter most.

About you:

A clinical or counselling psychologist, you will be accredited with the Health and Care Professions Council and be eligible for Chartered Psychologist status with the British Psychology Society. Ideally you will have experience in Eating Disorders, or have a keen interest in the area and have the desire and ability to learn quickly. Counselling patients with complex needs, you will have excellent communication and people skills, and have the ability to explain highly technical and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families and professional colleagues across multiple agencies. You will be astute in your assessment of clinical risk. With excellent negotiation skills, you will be able to deal with difficult and distressing situations professionally. An advocate for patients, you will support them in their preferences, recognising their ethnicity, cultural and spiritual values. You will collaborate with colleagues and be proactive, co-ordinating patient care to ensure a seamless delivery. Enthusiastic to share your knowledge, you will show inspirational clinical leadership, contributing to the teaching and training of other staff and progressing best practice within the service.

What’s next?

If you share our passion for people and the dedication to excel, we’d love to hear from you.

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call Viviane Ghuys on 01753 638883 or email: who’ll be delighted to help.

In addition to a competitive salary, as a valued member of our team, you will receive generous annual leave, have access to our salary car scheme, support with childcare and as a respected member of the NHS, discounts from high street retailers and restaurants.

We’d love to welcome you to our friendly and successful team, who want to help you to make your career reflect your ambitions.


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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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