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This is an exciting opportunity for a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to join the Tertiary Eating Disorder Specialist Service (TESS). The team is based in Coatbridge, but offers a pan-Lanarkshire service. The team is psychology lead but multi-disciplinary in nature and also includes psychiatry, nursing, dietetics, and occupational therapy.

The service works directly with adults who have severe eating disorders resulting in complex needs. We also have an adapted criteria for young people (in late adolescence) to promote early intervention and to be able to offer evidence based treatments specifically relevant to this client group. The service endeavours to offer innovative treatment to people living in the community (wherever possible) and is able to offer intensive treatment for time limited periods where required. The team also has a role to support other tiers of the NHSL Eating Disorder pathway via training, supervision, consultation and joint working.

The successful candidate will provide highly specialist psychological work and contribute to the assessment, formulation and delivery of evidence based psychological treatments for people with eating disorders and their families, as part of an MDT approach. Training, consultation and supervision will also be a core part of their role. The post holder will also take a key role in supporting the Consultant Clinical Psychologist/team leader with service clinical governance activity and will have an aptitude for leadership skills. The team is undertaking considerable service development work which the post holder will take an active role in. Regular supervision and CPD opportunities will be available. Line management will be via the service Consultant Clinical Psychologist/team leader.

Due to the current restrictions of COVID19 a significant prorption of the post holder’s work will be conducted via video/telephone call.

Informal enquiries regarding the post will be welcomed by Tracy Coyle, Service Manager on.

If you have any queries regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact Lyn Henry, Recruitment Administrator on.

Please note: we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the advert once a sufficient amount of applications are received. Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage.

Whilst this advertisement may be for a specific post(s) in a particular location, applicants who are shortlisted for interview may be considered for similar vacancies in alternative locations.

Applications from candidates who require a Tier 2 Certificate of sponsorship (formerly Work Permits) will only be considered if no suitable UK or EEA national is identified for this post. For further information on the UK Border Agency’s new points based System which now governs the way individuals from outside the EEA can work in the UK please visit .

 

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