Clinical Psychologist

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

The post holder will be expected to contribute to the on-going development of the service, providing clinical 
expertise with collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will be responsible for providing 
specialist clinical psychology input to the unit, which will include individual assessment, formulation, 
intervention and consultation. 

The post holder 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 service user 
population; and as such will be supported in research and publications.

    Principle Duties

    Key Accountabilities 


    • Lead on the provision and development of psychological input into the service, ensuring evidencebased practice with robust governance procedures. 
    • Monitor, review and update this provision through consultation with the unit 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 delivery of the psychological groups programme including facilitation 
    • Assist in the development of the teams 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 from external good 
    • 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 
    • Evaluates the quality of own and others’ work in own area and raises quality issues and related risks 
      with the appropriate people 


    •  Assist in the development of the teams 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 
    • 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 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 



    Schoen Clinic York

    Job Type






    Closing Date

    30 June 2022


    Competitive salary with an annual salary review | ​ 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays | Professional development opportunities | Contributory pension scheme | Enhanced Private Medical | Insurance with BUPA including access to a private GP service, free screening & the inclusion of pre-existing conditions | Eye care scheme with Specsavers | Online benefits portal with high street and online shopping discounts | Cycle to work scheme | Group Life Assurance | Enhanced maternity & paternity pay | Paid emergency leave | Occupational Sick Pay above SSP | Interest free season ticket loans | Employee Assistance Programme with wellbeing support


    Key Skills & Experience 

    Educational (Essential)

    •  Maintain eligibility for the register of Chartered Psychologists 
    • Doctorate in Clinical/Counselling Psychology
    • HCPC registration as a Clinical Psychologist 

    Educational (Desirable)

    •  Post qualification experience in a setting relevant to the post
    • Completion of formal training to meet eligibility as clinical supervisor of Doctoral Trainee Clinical Psychologists 

    Specific Training, Skills & Knowledge (Essential)

    • 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

    Specific Training, Skills & Knowledge (Desirable)

    • Additional training in specific psychological model (e.g. EMDR, CAT, CFT, IPT, CBT) 

    Experience (Essential)

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

    Experience (Desirable)

    • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision
    • Experience of running team formulation meetings
    • Experience of service development
    • Experience of facilitating groups (specifically CFT/DBT)


    • 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 on an in-patient Psychiatric ward