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Outpatient Eating Disorders Psychotherapist

Orri is looking for an Outpatient Eating Disorders Psychotherapist to join our soon to launch outpatient service!

As part of a multi-disciplinary team the post holder will have responsibility for the assessment and provision of client’s therapeutic needs. Responsible for the development and evaluation of therapeutic interventions and psychotherapy, they will deliver relevant forms of Psychotherapy in partnership with clients, carers and other professionals, where appropriate, in line with agreed standards, clinical polices and without direct day to day supervision, for those clients who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder.

The post holder will contribute to the delivery of the Outpatient therapy programme and they will be expected to be closely involved in discharge planning throughout the service users care. The post holder will be expected to work with clients using evidence-based and client-centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions, which provide clients with the confidence, skills and coping strategies required for independent living. The post holder will be actively involved in Orri research projects and outcome studies. They will be accountable to the Clinical Director or Clinical Manager (where in post) for the management of their workload and the delegated functions to other team members ensuring that the right level of competency of their team members is matched to duties being undertaken.

The post holder will practice within and ensure that the practice of junior team members is within legal and ethical frameworks according to appropriate codes of professional conduct, mental health legislation and contractual obligations.

The post holder will be expected to interface between the Community Mental Health Team, In-Patient services and other Mental Health Network services and agencies as required.

The post holder will be expected to have significant knowledge and experience of working with people who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder, and competent to support their psychological needs.

The post holder should be someone who embodies the values of Orri, can conduct themselves in a professional and compassionate manner and is able to hold a safe space for the prospective client to feel comfortable and supported.

The post holder should have strong clinical note taking and reporting skills, as well as team collaboration and communication skills. The post holder will be expected to engage with monthly supervision sessions for their personal wellbeing and professional development.

The post holder will be highly organised and proactive, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and to manage and prioritise a varied and busy workload. The post requires a positive and hands on attitude and approach; with empathy and interpersonal skills.

If this sounds like the role for you, we’d love to hear from you! Contact our HR team below.