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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.

Domestic Service Assistant
  • Salary: £7.43 per hour
  • Hours of work: 30 Hours per week - 5 Over 7 (including one day over the weekend)
  • Closing Date:  31 March 2017
  • Interview Date: TBC

We are currently recruiting for Domestic Service Assistants to work in our Domestic Service team.  You will be required to clean a number of different environments and surfaces using standard methods, equipment and materials.  You will also be required to be flexible.

You will be required to 5 over 7 including one day over the weekend.

Previous experience in Domestic Services is desirable but not essential as training will be given.

For informal enquiries, please contact Peter Edley, on 01904 420926.

 

Staff Nurse (RMN) - Male Complex Dementia
  • Salary:  £23,000-£27,800 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 Hours per week
  • Closing Date:  30 April 2017
  • Interview Date:  16 May 2017

 

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, Acting 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:  31 March 2016=7
  • 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 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 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.

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
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!

Psychologist - Autism and ADHD
  • Salary:  Up to £40,000 per annum FTE
  • Hours of Work:  22.5 Hours per week
  • Closing Date:  31 March 2017
  • Interview Date:  W12 April 2017

We would like to invite applications for the role of Psychologist for the NHS funded North Yorkshire Autism and ADHD Assessment Service.

The applicant should be a highly skilled Psychologist with experience of working with people on the Autistic Spectrum and ADHD. You must be an HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist. This is a demanding role, leading a high profile, extremely busy service, providing clinical leadership to a multidisciplinary team and offering consultancy and advisory support to professionals across North Yorkshire on Autism and ADHD.

The successful applicant will be involved in the multi disciplinary assessment clinics for ASD and ADHD, psychological assessment and psychological therapies. In joint partnership with the Head of Community Services, the person will also attend contract meetings, lead on service evaluation, supervision and the day to day running of the service.

Previous experience of leading a service is highly desirable.

This is a part time position - 22.5 hours per week.  There may be the option to work flexible hours, aligned with service opening times.

For informal enquries, please contact Kim Bevan, Head of Community Services on Ext 2026 or email kbevan@theretreatyork.org.uk.

 

The North Yorkshire Autism and ADHD Assessment Service is part of the Tuke Centre and The Retreat in York. Benefits of working at The Retreat include:

  • Beautiful Surroundings
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free Car Parking
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Staff Discount Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Subsidised Staff Cafeteria
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.

 

Psychologist - Complex Female Personality Disorder
  • Salary:  Upto £42,000 per annum
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 Hours per week
  • Closing Date:  31 March 2017

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.

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit into this post.  Ideally we are looking to recruit a Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in Complex Female Personality Disorders with relevant work experience in inpatient environments including working with Multidisciplinary Teams.

You will work individually with clients in 1-1 therapy, as well as support the team through group formulation and training.  As this is a new service this will be a unique opportunity to be involved in service development.

In addition to being a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist you must have the ability to provide supervision and training.

For informal enquiries, please contact Kim Bevan on Ext 2026 or email kbevan@thereteatyork.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 Programme
  • Newly Refurbished Subsidised Staff Canteen (including free tea and coffee)

 

 

Dietitian - Eating Disorder and Complex Older Adult Mental Health Services
  • Salary:  £24,500-£30,000 per annum (dependent upon Experience)
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 hours per week
  • Closing Date:  7 April 2017
  • Interview Date:  24 April 2017

 

Do you want to work in a place where your professional input as a Dietitian is valued, where there is a focus on and time to build therapeutic relationships with your patients, and where you can work in a person centred way? This may be the job for you.

This is an exciting opportunity to work across our Specialist Eating Disorder Service and Complex Older Adult Mental Health Services.

You will work alongside our highly experienced multi-disciplinary team on the Naomi Eating Disorder Unit which is proud to be accredited as excellent by the Quality Network for Eating Disorders (QED) and was honoured to be Royal College of Psychiatrists "Psychiatric Team of the Year" in 2014. You will receive support from our highly Specialist Dietitian who will provide training and clinical supervision to develop your skills in Eating Disorders.

You will play a key role in the dietetic input to Specialist Older Adult Services, with support from the Lead Dietitian, and have the opportunity to develop the dietetic role to meet the complex needs of our service users. The team and working environment is small enough to value an individual approach and offers a number of opportunities to get involved with staff and patient education, clinical audit, catering and menu development and the potential to work within our Personality Services and Outpatient Services.

We are looking for a Dietitian with at least 18 months general dietetic experience, who has a collaborative approach to dietetic interventions, with an interest in behaviour change techniques. You need to show initiative, flexibility, creativity, and work well both independently and as part of a team.

The Retreat is a charitable, not for profit provider of specialist mental health care, that has an excellent reputation which spans over 200 years. The hospital sits within 40 acres of beautiful grounds, close to the centre of York.

Benefits working at The Retreat include:

  • A Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free Car Parking
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Staff Discount Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Life Insurance
  • Subsidised Staff Canteen
  • Reimbursement of Professional Fees

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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