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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.

Staff Nurse (RMN) - Male Complex Dementia
  • Salary:  £23,000-£27,800 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 Hours per week

 

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated and adaptable individual to develop their skills and practice on the George Jepson Unit.

George Jepson Unit is a gender specific unit for older people (male), who require high levels of support to meet their needs in a person-centred and recovery orientated manner.  People who use this service generally have high risk challenging behaviour, needing frequent MDT support and skilled assistance to facilitate most activities of daily living.

Each of our services offer speciialised treatment, with permanent multidisciplinary staff teams trained to work within that framework.  we understand that each person who comes here for treatment has a unique recovery journey, and tailor the services to the needs of the individual by a process of shared planning and review of care, to allow a flexible and responsive approach.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Staff Nurse (RMN) who would like to expand their skills in Specialist Older Adults mental health.  Ideally applicants will have completed their preceptorship already with a real passion for older adult mental health.

Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to high standards of Professional Nursing Practice, have good written, verbal and IT skills, and above all being able to demonstrate a passion for the work carried out at The Retreat.

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

For informal enquiries, please contact Laura Atkinson, Unit Manager on Ext 2769 or email latkinson@theretreatyork.org.uk.

Benefits at The Retreat include:-

  • A Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free Car Parking
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Staff Discount Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Subsidised Staff Canteen
  • Reimbursement of Professional Fees
Senior Staff Nurse (RMN) - Complex Female Personality Disorder Service
  • Salary:  £28,800-£32,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 hours per week
  • Closing Date:  20 October 2017
  • Interview Date:  27 October 2017

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 to 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 a 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 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 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.

 

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 Programme
  • Newly refurbished Subsidised staff canteen (including free tea and coffee)
  • Reimbursement of professional fees
Staff Nurse (RMN) - Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders
  • 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 Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders. As part of Kemp unit 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 is Structured Clinical Management, and the programme will also draw on other clinical models, including Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). You will have the opportunity to be involved in delivering these therapies and full training will be given to help enhance the skills needed to work in what can be a challenging but extremely rewarding environment.

The unit is 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 service, 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
  • ESTD  4 Day Foundation Training in Trauma & Dissociative Disorders
  • KUF (Knowledge and Understanding Framework for Personality Disorder)
  • Risk formulation and management
  • Training in the models used on the unit including IPT and CFT

As an organisation we recognise the need to provide support of our employees and as such Clinical Supervision (group and individual) 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) - Acorn Programme
  • Salary:  £23,000-£27,800 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 Hours per week
  • Interview Date:  Tbc

 

The Acorn Programme is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed residential Therapeutic Community.  The programme uses intensive psychological therapies, largely in a group setting, for women who engage in self defeating behaviours including self harm and disordered eating to cope with emotions and with relationships.  Many have experienced trauma or abuse.

Our approach to treatment relies on building collaborative relationships which enable a joint attempt to understand the behaviours and to find alternative ways to manage the underlying problems.

It is essential that the candidate be a Registered Mental Health Nurse, who has obtained registration with the NMC and ideally will have successfully completed their preceptorship.  You need to have a mature outlook, be a thoughtful person who is willing to think psychologically, and have a genuine interest in working with this patient group in a way that promotes responsibility and choice.  We can offer specific training in DBT, as well as offering you the opportunity to develop your skills in group work, in building therapeutic relationships, and in managing risk through collaboration.

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

For informal enquiries, please contact Catherine Beynon-Pindar on 01904 404298 or email cbeynon-pindar@theretreatyork.org.uk.

Benefits at The Retreat include:

  • A Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free Car Parking
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Staff Discount Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Subsidised Staff Canteen
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • Reimbursement of Professional Fees
Staff Nurse (RMN) - Older Adult Female - Katherine Allen
  • Salary:  £23,000-£27,800 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 Hours per week (part time will be considered minimum of 22.5 hours per week)
  • Closing Date:  30 March 2017
  • Interview Date: Tbc

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Registered Mental Health Nurse to join the team on Katherine Allen.  Katherine Allen is currently undergoing change and developments towards a female dementia specialist unit, where we will offer individualised care for female patients with a dementia diagnosis that present with high levels of behaviours that challenge and complex needs.

The post holder will be able to demonstrate a genuine passion and interest within this specialised area.  They should be able to demonstrate knowledge, and the importance of individualised formulation of care.  The post holder will provide evidence of ability in relation to medicines management and working within NMC guidelines.

The post holder should have person centred approach and a calm, empathetic style of working whilst demonstrating ability in promoting activity, social inclusion and autonomy for our patient group.  The ability to effectively manage risk and show resilience in dealing with challenging situations that can occur is vital to this post.

The Retreat has links with the local university and is able to offer training and modules for career development as well as opportunities for external training relevant to this specialist area.  We also offer a structured preceptorship package within the unit to guide and support newly qualified nurses.

The ideal candidate will:

  • be committed to high standards of Professional Nursing Practice
  • be able to demonstrate their leadership within a team
  • have good written and verbal communication skills and be computer literate
  • be on the live list of mentors or willing to undertake this training where required

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

For informal enquiries or to arrange a visit, please contact Dawn Rutland, Unit Manager on Ext 2016 or email drutland@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
  • Subsidised Staff Cafeteria
  • Reimbursement of Professional Fees
Support Worker - Learning Disabilities

  • Salary:  £18,180 per annum
  • Hours of Work:  Full and Part time available
  • Closing Date:  30 September 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.

 

 

Service User & Carer Involvement & Volunteering Lead
  • Salary:  £22,000-£25,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Hours of Work:  Full time - 37.5 hours per week
  • Closing Date:  25 September 2017
  • Interview Date:  5 October 2017

 

The Retreat Community would like you to be part of our wonderful charity if you can.....

  • Be human
  • Be personable
  • Be proactive
  • Be around
  • Make us matter
  • Be compassionate
  • Be reliable
  • Strive to deliver
  • Show common sense
  • Be curious and challenging at the same time
  • Use your lived experience don't be directed by it

 

Good luck - The Retreat Community

 

In addition to being able to demonstrate the qualities our Community seeks, can you:

  • Provide leadership on the delivery of The Retreat's involvement standards and to develop and implement an involvement strartegy?
  • Establish and maintain procedures, standards and systems across The Retreat's services to ensure involvement of the people who use our services and their carers?
  • Create a variety of involvement mechanisms to ensure service users and carers are truly involved in their service and the way the service is delivered and continually improve?
  • ensure efficient, effective and safe use of volunteers?
  • Monitor and report on involvement and volunteer practices across the organisation, particularly those required by contractual and regulatory bodies?
  • Help the Leadership Team to drive cultural and organisational change to ensure that The Retreat's services are focused on delivering personalised outcomes for the people who use our services?

If you are interested in this post we will pay you between £22,000-£25,000 per annum, depaending on your previous experience.  You will get 33 days holday (that includes bank holidays), a beautiful place to work and wonderful people to work with.

If you would like additional information, please contact Kim Bevan, Director of Development by emailing kbevan@theretreatyork.org.uk.

 

 

 

Volunteer Pianist

We are currently looking for a Volunteer Pianist to play the piano in our QP Cafe.  This will be 1 hour per week, currently on a Thursday morning.  Flexibility is essential and long term commitment following an initial trial period.

If you are interested and can play the piano to a good standard and have some spare time on your hands, please contact Joyce Latimer by email jlatimer@theretreatyork.org.uk

 

Activities Co-Ordinator - Older Adult Female
  • Salary:  £15,100 per annum (FTE)
  • Hours of Work:  22.5 hours per week
  • Closing Date:  26 September 2017
  • Interview Date:  29 September 2017

 

This role aims to enhance our capacity to provide occupation and stimulation to our patients improving their quality of life, reducing boredom and enabling them to live as independently as possible.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, with a proven track record in their existing role of organising and implementing activities for patients.

They will need to be extremely patient with an optimistic outlook.

The role requires the ability to motivate others and maintain good relationships with Staff and patients. They will need to work closely with and support the Occupational Therapist in providing a range of therapeutic activities.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dawn Rutland, Unit Manager by email drutland@theretreatyork.org.uk.


 

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