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Clinical Psychologist

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Schoen Clinic York

About the Role

Schoen Clinic York has a fantastic opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist to join the team on a full-time, permanent basis.

The successful candidate will contribute to the ongoing development of the service, providing clinical expertise in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team. He/she will also be responsible for providing specialist clinical psychological input into the hospital, which will include individual assessment, formulation, intervention and consultation. 

The successful candidate will pragmatically draw on the full range of clinical psychology theory to aid assessment and intervention approaches as relevant to this client group while also offering specialist psychological therapy and skills, and will also be supported to further psychological knowledge around this complex patient population, and as such will be supported in research and publications.

For a friendly chat about the position or to arrange a tour of the hospital, please email Hospital Director, Chloe Baron on or call 01904 404400. Schoen Clinic York is rated 'Good in all areas' by the Care Quality Commission (latest inspection report here).

Principle Duties

As a Clinical Psychologist, you will be responsible for the delivery of the following:


  • Lead on the provision and development of psychological input into the service, ensuring evidence-based practice with robust governance procedures

  • Monitor, review and update this provision through consultation with the hospital Consultant Psychiatrist

  • Attend wider service meetings with senior colleagues to discuss service development

  • Provide specialist psychological assessment and formulation for all new admissions 

  • Where required, carry an individual caseload, under supervision, providing appropriate psychological assessment and therapy 

  • Manage this caseload including formulating, planning and evaluating interventions 

  • Contribute to the delivery of the psychological groups programme including facilitation

  • Assist in the development of the team's psychological formulation and therapeutic skills 

  • Support other members of the team, providing consultancy, supervision and training as appropriate 

  • Participate in a programme of continuing professional development and annual appraisal

  • To consult with colleagues on the multi-disciplinary team on psychological aspects of clients’ assessments and therapy plans 

  • To attend MDT meetings and CPA reviews 

  • To offer leadership to the teams on the development and maintenance of a therapeutic environment 

  • To attend and engage with team supervision and development activities 

  • To participate in other meetings or committees as necessary 

  • Involves and engages users of the service and others in discussions about service direction, improvements and the values on which they are based 

  • Actively creates opportunities to enable everyone to learn from each other and external good practice 

  • Works with others to make sure there is a clear direction for values, strategies and policies and leads the way when interests are in conflict 

  • Evaluate the quality of own and others’ work in your own area and raise quality issues and related risks with the appropriate people 


  • Assist in the development of the team's psychological formulation and therapeutic skills 

  • Support other members of the team, providing consultancy, supervision and training as appropriate

  • To contribute to the training and supervision of Assistant Psychologists, and other members of the MDT 

  • To provide teaching and training sessions on psychological assessment, formulation and intervention and other key psychological theories and models to colleague groups and teams 


  • To record client contacts and assessments according to relevant policies, using the computerised system 

  • To keep other notes and records as may be necessary to clinical psychology professional practice, using paper and/or computer systems 

  • To provide written reports on psychological assessments, formulation, therapeutic progress and outcomes for colleagues and referrers 

For a friendly chat about the position or to arrange a tour of the hospital, please email Hospital Director, Chloe Baron on or call 01904 404400.



Schoen Clinic York

Job Type

Full Time, Permanent




Up to £62,400 per annum


You will have access to a wide range of benefits which include (but not limited to):

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays, which increases with length of service

  • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay

  • Paid emergency leave

  • Professional development opportunities so that you can build your career with us

  • Contributory pension scheme with Royal London

  • Enhanced Private Medical Insurance with BUPA including access to a private GP service, free screening, the inclusion of pre-existing conditions.

  • Dental Cover

  • Recognition schemes for employees

  • Eye care scheme with Specsavers

  • Online benefits portal with high street and online shopping discounts

  • Winter flu jabs

  • EAP assistance on a range of topics and concerns

Skills & requirements


  • Maintain eligibility for the register of Chartered Psychologists 

  • Doctorate in Clinical/Counselling Psychology

  • HCPC registration as a Clinical Psychologist 

Specific Training, Skills & Knowledge

  • Practical knowledge of using full range of psychological theory models to inform clinical work and consultation

  • Understanding of working with a wide variety of client groups, presenting with problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including developmental and attachment trauma

  • Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems including high levels of risk to self

  • Excellent skills in psychological assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation

  • Exceptional communication skills in verbal, non-verbal and written modes including report writing

  • Ability to empathise and develop good therapeutic alliance with service-users with complex difficulties related to relational trauma

  • Demonstrates the ability to develop positive working alliances with multi-disciplinary teams

  • Ability to Formulate Complex processes

  • Capacity to conduct psychometric assessment where needed

  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients including those with diagnoses of PTSD and Personality Disorder


  • Self-motivated and self-starter with the ability to prioritise and schedule work independently

  • Highly organised, detail-oriented and analytical

  • Adaptable in terms of working times and responsibilities e.g., out of hours work may be required with due notice.

  • Maintains a professional conduct at all times, remaining calm and in control.

  • ​Be able to adapt to the ever changing environment and reacting quickly to meet challenges.

  • Working with people in Crisis

  • Working in an inpatient psychiatric ward

About your future team

Our culture of world-class medical excellence is based on our five key values:

  • Accountable: Taking ownership of the things I say and do

  • Caring: Treating others as I would like to be treated

  • Collaborative: Working together to make a winning team

  • Courageous: Being proud to be different and challenge the norm

  • Determined: Seeing things through to meet and exceed expectations

Schoen Clinic York is a highly specialised Private Eating Disorder Hospital for adults in the North of England. We are currently based on the ground floor of Minster Grange, and in 2024 will be expanding to cover the full building. We are situated just off Haxby Road which is 10 minutes’ drive from York Train Station and 4 miles from the A64.

We offer highly specialised treatments for adults with Eating Disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa through inpatient residential care, private short-stay support and day care treatment via outpatients. All of the treatments we provide are delivered in conjunction with each patient to be individualised to their needs.

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