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Specialist Clinical Psychologist Ellern Mede Derby

Job Description

Ellern Mede Derby’s Specialist Clinical Psychology post requires a candidate with experience of delivering psychological interventions with young people who have eating disorders. You will work with Ellern Mede Group’s world-leading experts in this field. Ellern Mede Derby is in the beautiful village of Breaston in Derbyshire. Salary is negotiable dependent on your experience. You will have a commitment to delivering high quality care, excellent decision-making, communication and organisational skills. Apply with detailed CV and cover letter to explaining why you would be ideal for this post.

We offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and ongoing training
  • Sick Pay (after one year’s service)
  • 33 days annual leave including bank holidays
  • Workplace pension
  • Personal holiday and education fund
  • Employee Assistance Programme

“What satisfies me about working for Ellern Mede as a specialist psychotherapist in our Psychology Team is that we make a real difference to the lives of our young patients. I love the interaction with the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT). Ellern Mede is a service where everyone is respected.” 


Lesley Kollikho

The Essential and desirable skills you will need:

  • Applicants must have current UK professional registration
  • 6 months post qualifying work with young people with eating disorders
  • Desirable – inpatient CAMHS eating disorder experience
  • Computer skills in Electronic Patient Records
  • Motivation, enthusiasm, flexibility and self-awareness
  • Satisfactory health clearance
  • Clear DBS check
  • Knowledge of mental health difficulties in young people
  • Knowledge of therapeutic relationship principles and the CPA

The Specialist Clinical Psychologist will lead the psychology team at Ellern Mede Derby and will work closely with the Multi-Disciplinary Team. Specialist psychology interventions and therapeutic relationships play a huge role in supporting vulnerable young people to overcome their eating disorder and prepare for life outside of hospital. Your professional relationship with the young people will be close, but boundaried, supportive, but firm with the eating disorder. You need to be psychologically strong, and empathic. You will encounter difficult interactions. You will have the full support of your manager, team and regular supportive supervision, as well as access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Applications should be emailed to


Specialist Clinical Psychologist