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The Retreat Current Vacancies

Employment opportunities at a leading provider of mental health services in York. Please see a list of current vacancies below.

Support Worker - Male Complex Dementia Service
  • Salary:             £14,500-£18,500 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Hours of Work:  Full time (37.5 Hours per week)
  • Closing Date:    9 March 2017
  • Interview Date:  Tbc

George Jepson unit provides care and treatment for men who have a primary diagnosis of a functional or organic disorder.  They present with behaviours which cannot be managed in a community or non-hospital setting due to the severity of their challenging behaviours.

The multidisciplinary team is experienced in understanding and resolving high risk, demanding behaviours in a dignified manner.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Support Worker to support and help promote a team culture of enquiry and learning that enables individuals to openly question, reflect and learn from their practice.

To actively encourage patientss involvement in monitoring and commenting on the quality of the service provided on the unit leading to user focused quality improvement initiatives.

Applicants would ideally have experience of working in a Mental Health environment.

This position involves working shifts including early, late and night shifts.

For informal enquiries, please contact Olivia Walker, Team Manager on 01904 404331 or email owalker@theretreatyork.org.uk.

Benefits at The Retreat include:

  • A Defind Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Free Car Parking
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Staff Discount Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Subsidised Staff Canteen
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
Support Worker - Strensall
  • Salary:  £14,040-£18,500 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 Hours per week
  • Closing Date:  21 March 2017
  • Interview Date: 17 April 2017

The Retreat Strensall is a specialist mental health rehabilitation unit in the community for men and women.  It provides care and treatment for older adults with long term mental health needs, providing slower stream for people working towards increased independence.

We are pleased to offer this exciting opportunity to join an established and well respected unit at The Retreat Strensall.

As part of our nursing team, working under the direction of a qualified nurse, you will support, encourage and enable patients across the unit to maximise their potential.  Dutues will include supporting engagement in meaningful occupation, helping with meals and observations.  You will also be required to ensure that the clinical environment is maintained to the highest standards.

Applicants would ideally have experience of working in a mental health environment, but this is not essential as training is provided.  No formal qualifications are required.

For informal enquiries or to arrange a visit, please contact Carmel Joyce, Unit Manager on 01904 499160 or email cjoyce@theretreatyork.org.uk or Wendy Overton, Deputy Unit Manager on 0190 499160 or email woverton@theretreatyork.org.uk.

Benefits at The Retreat include:

  • A Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free Car Parking
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Staff Discount Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
Staff Nurse (RMN) - Complex Female Personality Disorder Service (Kemp Unit)
  • Salary:  £23,700 - £27,800 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 Hours per week 

Do you want to work in an environment that values excellent clinical skills and offers the opportunity to utilise your training to deliver practical hands on support?  Do you wish that you worked in an environment that places a real value on therapeutic engagement, where your input genuinely matters and where you will be an essential member of a dynamic MDT?

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fantastic team working in a unique and innovative environment delivering cutting edge, evidence based and clinically recommended approaches in providing care and support for females with a wide range of complex presentations including Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD and associated Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders.  As part of The Retreat's Specialist PD Pathway Adult Services, you will be working towards recovery with women who have otherwise struggled to engage with and in many cases marginalised by mainstream mental health services.  We need skilled, enthusiastic and innovative staff who have a passion for working with this client group and have a strongly person centred approach focused on real collaborative user involvement and practice. 

The underpinning model for the Kemp Unit will be Structured Clinical Management, and the programme will also draw on other clinical models, including Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).  You will have the opportunity to be involved in delivering these therapies and full training will be given to help enhance the skills needed work in what can be a challenging but extremely rewarding environment.

The unit will be the first of its kind to deliver this particular variety of evidence based therapies and interactions with a view to creating a "gold standard" service.

As a nurse on this unit you will be responsible for shift management and will have keyworker responsibilities and as part of what is a relatively new unit, you will also be involved in helping to shape what will be a revolutionary new approach to working with this client group.

This will involve numerous research projects which we hope will influence similar therapeutic approaches across the country.

Although experience working with this client group is desirable, it is not essential, as we will provide comprehensive training package for successful candidates, including:

  • Structured Clinical Management
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • KUF (Knowledge and Understanding Framework for Personality Disorder)
  • Risk formulation and management
  • Training in the models used on the unit including DBT and CFT

As an organisation we recognise the need to provide support of our employees and as such Clinical Supervision is offered and supported by the organisation.

This position involves working shifts including early, late and night shifts.

If you are interested in finding out more then please contact Matt Gilligan, Unit Manager on 01904 404341 or email mgilligan@theretreatyork.org.uk for further details and an informal chat.  We would also strongly advise a visit to the unit to meet with staff and clients to get a real sense of the inspiring practice the unit delivers.

 

Staff Nurse (RMN) - Eating Disorders Service (Naomi Unit)
  • £23,000 - £27,800 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 hours per week

Do you want to work in an environment that values excellent clinical skills and offers the opportunity to utilise your training to deliver practical hands on support? Do you wish that you worked in an environment that places a real value on therapeutic engagement, where your input genuinely matters and where you will be an essential member of a dynamic MDT? This is an exciting opportunity to join a fantastic experienced team, working in a unique and innovative environment delivering evidence based and clinically recommended approaches. The Naomi Unit is proud to be accredited as excellent by the Quality Eating Disorder (QED) and achieve the Psychiatric team of the year award 2014 (working age adults).

The Naomi Unit is a modified therapeutic community providing care and support for females primarily with an eating disorder (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and EDNOS).  We also specialize in treating people with more than one diagnosis which may include Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

We need skilled, enthusiastic and innovative staff who have a passion for working with this client group and have a strongly person centred approach focused on real collaborative user involvement and practice.  The Naomi Program is a structured group program, based around the ‘Naomi Pathways to Recovery’, informed by Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).   You will have the opportunity to be involved in these groups and full training will be given to help enhance the skills needed to work in what can be an extremely rewarding environment. As a nurse on this unit you will be responsible for shift management and will have keyworker responsibilities.

Although experience working with this client group is desirable, it is not essential, as we will provide a comprehensive training package for successful candidates, including:

•Physical Health Training

•Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

•Eating Disorders

•Phlebotomy (taking bloods)

As an organisation we recognise the need to provide support for our employees and as such Clinical Supervision is offered and supported by the organisation.

This position involves working shifts including early, late and nights.

It is also suitable for newly qualified nurses. If you are interested in finding out more then please contact  Caroline Morgan, Unit Manager on 01904 404285 or email cmorgan@theretreatyork.org.uk or Karen Williams, Deputy Unit Manager on 01904 404335 or email kwilliams@theretreatyork.org.uk.  For further details and an informal chat.  We would also strongly advise a visit to the unit to meet with staff and clients to get a real sense of the inspiring practice the unit delivers.

 

Staff Nurse (RMN) - Mixed Gender Specialist Mental Health Rehabilitation Service (Strensall Unit)
  • Salary:  £23,000 - £27,800 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 Hours per week

 

Do you want to work for an organisation that has a strong focus on staff development and places service user experience at the centre?  If so The Retreat is probably for you.....

Strensall is a pleasant community based mixed gender unit with 20 beds for older adult rehabilitation.  The long-term rehabilitation focus of the unit affords staff the opportunity to develop meaningful therapeutic relationships and undertake psychologically informed interventions.  The unit places a strong emphasis on meaningful occupational engagement and has strong links within the community.

The facilities include a 15 bed main building with common lounge areas, enclosing garden area, and a rehabilitation kitchen.  On site there is a 2 bed bungalow and a 4 bed bungalow both in the immediate vicinity of the main building.

Care on the unit will be delivered according to individualised treatment plans, and includes the option of progressing to a more independent living in a step down facility as part of a stepped care pathway for older adult rehabilitation.

The unit provides a therapeutic environment, facilitating structure, predictability, and an individualised person centred approach to achieve long term stabilisation and improvement of positive and negative symptoms.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Mental Health Nurse to join our team.  You need to be able to demonstrate a mature outlook and be a thoughtful person who is willing to think psychologically and with a genuine interest in working with this patient group in a way that promotes responsibility and choice.  Ideally have successfully completed their preceptorship already, however, newly qualified will be considered.  The Retreat offers a broad range of opportunities for staff to develop clinically and you would join us at a time of some exciting developments across The Retreat as a whole.

The ideal candidate will:

  • be committed to high standards of Professional Nursing Practice
  • be able to demonstrate their leadership in promoting high standards within a team
  • have good written and verbal communication skills and be computer literate

This position involves working shifts including early, late and night shifts

For informal enquiries, please contact Carmel Joyce, Unit Manager on 01904 499160 or email cjoyce@theretreatyork.org.uk or Wendy Overton, Deputy Unit Manager on 01904 499160 or email woverton@theretreatyork.org.uk.  You can discuss the position and even arrange a visit to the unit to meet staff and clients.

Support Workers - Complex Female Personality Disorder Service (Kemp Unit)
  • Salary:  £14,500-£18,500 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 Hours per week
  • Closing Date:  9 March 2017
  • Interview Date:  Tbc

It is an exciting time for The Retreat as we develop a new Personality Disorder service.  The service will be part of The Retreat's Specialist Adult Services pathway, which provides assessment and psychiatric rehabilitation for people with complex mental health problems, including personality disorder, psychosis, self harm, substance misuse and mood disorders.

A new service needs a new team and we have fantastic opportunities for Support Workers to join us and make a difference.

As part of our nursing team you will work under the direction of a qualified nurse to support, encourage and enable patients to maximise their potential.  Duties will include supporting engagement in meaningful occupation and observations.  You will also be required to ensure that the clinical environment is maintained to the highest standards.

Applicants need to have experience of working in a Mental Health environment and with this client group, ideally NVQ Level 2 Health and Social care or equivalent qualification.

This position involves working shifts including early, late and night shifts.

For further details, please call Matt Gilligan, Unit Manager on 01904 404341 or email mgilligan@theretreatyork.org.uk.

Benefits at The Retreat include:

  • An attractive Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free Car Parking
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Staff Discount Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme to purchase cars and electronic goods
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Newly refurbished subsidised staff canteen (including free tea and coffee)

 

Volunteer - Befriender

 

  • Where:  The Retreat, Strensall - Charles Court, Northfields, Strensall, York, YO32 5XP
  • Weekly: For One hour each week

We are looking for a Befriender for a male resident at The Retreat Strensall to provide an hour each week to provide friendship and companionship by visiting on the unit and engaging in activities of interest to the resident.  These include football, fishing, art, walking, nature, going to the gym and cooking.

The role can offer you:

  • Friendship and a companion
  • Personal development - developing communication and interaction skills
  • Challenge - team working, working within a mental health setting

Supervision and support will be provided throughout and the adequate training that is needed will be offered by The Retreat.

Travel expenses will be covered.

Please see the volunteer role description and volunteer specification for further details.

Any queries, please ring Becky Elliott on 01904 499160.

We will really appreciate and value your support and time with this role!

Consultant Psychiatrist - Older Adult Service

Would you like to work at a place that still values long-term relationships with patients, in a beautiful building surrounded by landscaped gardens? The Retreat, York, the hospital established by Samuel and William Tuke, wants to appoint a full time Consultant Psychiatrist for our Older Adult Mental Health Services.

Highly Competitive Salary including On Call

This exciting post offers you the opportunity to work with in-patient older adults in well-established psychologically-informed environments. We offer care across the full range of older adult presentations and treatments including dementia care, psychological therapies, rehabilitation and specialist occupational therapy, and forensic care in older adults. We are currently developing our older adult pathways and you could be part of that innovation.

Our aware-winning services at The Retreat provide evidence-based and quality care. Our most recent CQC inspection rated our services as "Good" overall. We would like to hear from people who have a keen interest in leading novel service design and delivery with older adults, and who want to experience older adult mental health care where psychological interventions really do come first.

This is a real opportunity for the right candidate to help take the service forward using the latest ideas around environmental design.

The Retreat is a not-for-profit specialist mental health provider of NHS funded services providing care for people with complex and challenging needs. We want to develop model services, and believe this is achieved through creating excellent clinical teams that support the people using our services to recover their sense of self and independence. If are committed to the highest quality of care and service provision, and want to give time and attention to your patients, we would like to hear from you.

We will support you in our own continuing professional development with generous support to attend external conferences and training events.

If you are flexible and imaginative, and want the opportunity to make a difference to older adults and the way services are delivered, we want to hear from you.

The Retreat offers a contributory defined benefits pension scheme.

Informal visits and telephone discussions are encouraged. Please contact Kim Bevan on 01904 404236 or email kbevan@theretreatyork.org.uk to arrange this.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from people who have personal experience of mental health problems.

Support Worker - Learning Disabilities

  • Salary:  £18,000 per annum
  • Hours of Work:  Full and Part time available
  • Closing Date:  28 February 2017
  • Interview Date:  Tbc

 

The LD Service provides domiciliary care for adults with Autism and/or Learning Disabilities within two supported living schemes.  This service will be delivered by The Retreat on behalf of the local authority in York in an open and calming environment designed to enable independence and choice.

Based in the picturesque grounds of The Retreat, the two self-contained properties will provide a service for 11 people.

We are currently recruiting Support Workers to provide support to the people who use the service.  This support may include assistance with daily living skills, personal care and teaching independent life skills.

Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 6 months experience of working in a role supporting adults with Learning Disabilities, Autism or complex behavioural needs – however, experience gained in other health care settings will be considered.

In return we can offer an exciting career, competitive salary and benefits package and the unique chance to be involved in the opening of a new service.

For informal enquiries, please contact Tina Warne, Service Manager on 01904 420929 or email twarne@theretreatyork.org.uk, alternatively Katrina Maughan, Deputy Service Manager on 01904 420929 or email kmaughan@theretreatyork.org.uk.

 

 

Staff Nurse Opportunities - RGN, RNLD
  • Salary:  Starting from £23,000-£27,800 per annum
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 hours per week (part time will be considered minimum of 22.5 hours per week)

Who are we?

The Retreat York is a specialist, independent mental health hospital and a not-for-profit organisation.

We work closely with the NHS and local authorities to care for people with complex and challenging needs across six service lines.  We provide care for up to 80 patients in an open and calming environment designed to enable recovery and independence.  The hospital sits in 40 acres of beautiful grounds close to the University of York and is a peaceful place for our patients and a great place for our staff to work.

The hospital specialises in:

  • Personality Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Complex Dementia
  • Rehabilitation
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Outpatient services including specialist Autism and ADHD

Why choose us?

On a professional level:

  • We have an excellent reputation.  Both locally and nationwide
  • We have excellent outcomes
  • We are an open hospital that encourages patients to be mobile and get better sooner
  • We provide excellent supervision and support
  • We provide opportunities for you to work across pathways, gaining a breadth of experience

On a personal level:

  • We invest in your future with a focus on Learning and Development including on the job training and opportunity to take external qualifications
  • Excellent pay and rewards
  • Our staff have an opportunity to devleop meaningful therapeutic relationships with our patients and pay an active part in their long term recovery plan

This position involves working shifts including early, late and night shifts.

For further enquiries or to arrange a visit, please call the HR Department on 01904 404270 or email hr@theretreatyork.org.uk

 

Experienced Registered Mental Health Nurses - To work Night Shifts

Who are we?

The Retreat York is a specialist, independent mental health hospital and a not-for-profit organisation.

We work closely with the NHS and local authorities to care for people with complex and challenging needs across six service lines.  We provide care for up to 80 patients in an open and calming environment designed to enable recovery and independence.  The hospital sits in 40 acres of beautiful grounds close to the University of York and is a peaceful place for our patients and a great place for our staff to work.

The hospital specialises in:

  • Personality Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Complex Dementia
  • Rehabilitation
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Outpatient services including specialist Autism and ADHD

Why choose us?

On a professional level:

  • We have an excellent reputation.  Both locally and nationwide
  • We have excellent patient outcomes
  • We are an open hospital that encourages patients to be mobile and get better sooner
  • We provide excellent supervision and support
  • We provide opportunities for you to work across pathways, gaining a breadth of experience

 On a personal level:

  • We invest in your future with a focus on Learning and Development including on the job training and opportunity to take external qualifications
  • Excellent pay and rewards
  • Our staff have an opportunity to develop meaningful therapeutic relationships with our patients and play an active part in their long term recovery plan

This position involves working night shifts. This includes enchancements.

 

Deputy Unit Manager - Eating Disorders
  • Salary:  £34,000 per annum
  • Hours of Work: Full time - 37.5 hours per week
  • Closing Date:  7 March 2017
  • Interview Date:  Tbc

Do you want to work in an environment that values excellent clinical skills and offers the opportunity to utilise your training to deliver practical hands on support?  Do you wish that you worked in an environment that places a real value on therapeutic engagement, where your input genuinely matters and where you will be an essential member of a dynamic MDT?

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fantastic experienced team, working in a unique and innovative environment delivering evidence based and clinically recommended approaches.  The Naomi unit is proud to be accredited as excellent by the Quality Eating Disorder (QED) and achieve the Psychiatric team of the year award 2014 (working age adults).

The Naomi unit is a modified therapeutic community providing care and support for females primarily with an eating disorder (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and EDNOS).  We also specialise in treating people with more than one diagnosis which may include Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The Deputy Unit Manager has responsibility for supporting the Unit Manager and providing effective clinical team leadership and management to the immediate clinical team members.  The focus of this role is on the day to day delivery of excellence in quality care provision, ensuring all clinical governance and compliance targets are met.

We are looking for someone who is able to demonstrate a commitment to service development with the Unit Manager who has:

  • Experience of working with people who have complex mental health needs or challenging behaviours, ideally eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and mood disorders
  • Sound commercial knowledge including an awareness of budgetary demands
  • Strong people management skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • The ability to ensure the unit runs effectively and efficiently in the absence of the Unit Manager

As an organisation we recognise the need to provide support for our employees and as such Clinical Supervision is offered and supported by the Organisation.

This position involves working shifts including early, late and nights.

If you are interested in finding out more then please contact Caroline Morgan, Unit Manager on 01904 404335 or email cmorgan@theretreatyork.org.uk, for further details and an informal chat.  We would strongly advise a visit to the unit to meet with staff and clients to get a real sense of the inspiring practice the unit delivers.

Senior Support Worker - LD Service
  • Salary:  £19,500 per annum
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 Hours per week
  • Closing Date:  28 February 2017
  • Interview Date:  TBC

 

The LD Service provides domiciliary care for adults with Autism and/or Learning Disabilities within two supported living schemes. This service is delivered by The Retreat on behalf of the local authority in York in an open and calming environment designed to enable independence and choice.

Based in the picturesque grounds of The Retreat, the two self-contained properties will provide a service for 11 people.

We are currently recruting for a Senior Support Worker to provide support to the people who use the service. This support may include assistance with daily living skills, personal care and teaching independent life skills.

Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 6 months experience of working in a role supporting adults with Learning Disabilities, Autism or complex behavioural needs - however, experience gained in other health care settings will be considered.

In return we can offer an exciting career, competitive salary and benefits package.

For informal enquiries, please contact Tina Warne, Service Manager on 01904 420929 or email twarne@theretreatyork.org.uk or Katrina Maughan, Deputy Service Manager on 01904 420929 or email kmaughan@theretreatyork.org.uk.

 

The Retreat is an Equality employer. Our aim is to be fair to everybody and to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives more or less favourable opportunities or treatment on the grounds of, for example: age, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality (subject to nationality rules), sex / gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, religion or religious affiliation / belief, part-time working, trade union membership and duties.

All appointments are subject to the receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.


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