The Retreat in York has been helping people for over 200 years. Our expert team are enthusiastic and highly motivated. Why not take your career to the next level, and join our passionate staff in helping people to get thier lives back on track.
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Clinical Research Assistant
Salary: £18000-£20500 per annum (dependent on qualifications and experience)
Contract Type: One year fixed term contract (full-time)
Hours of Work: 37.5 hrs per week (configuration of working hours is negotiable)
Closing Date: Monday 3rd February 2020
Interview Date: Week beginning Monday 10th February 2020
The Retreat York is looking for an enthusiastic, skilled and dedicated Clinical Research Assistant to work with our psychological services team, supporting clinical and research staff.
The focus of this role is to support psychologists and psychotherapists across services to collect and analyse clinical outcomes data to inform clinical practice and for promotional and research purposes. In addition, you may be asked to contribute to scholarly literature relevant to research projects carried out at The Retreat and undertake clerical and record-keeping in support of clinicians and for research projects.
The post is situated within a multidisciplinary psychological therapies service, where the delivery and promotion of our high quality services is our primary aim.
We will prioritise applicants who have a Psychology Honours degree 2:1 or above, with eligibility for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society.
The hours are 37.5 per week. The configuration of working hours is negotiable. Pay is dependent on qualifications and experience.
Please send a covering letter and CV to the following link:
In your application, please explain why you are interested in this role, how you meet the essential criteria and why you think you are suitable, making reference to the job description supplied.
The closing date is Monday 3rd February and all applications must be received by noon. Interviews will be held some time during the week beginning 10th February. Please note that we reserve the right to close applications before the formal closing date if we find we have a large number of applicants.
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A Great Place To Work
25 days holiday plus bank holidays, Standard Life defined contribution pension, Retreat Rewards scheme which includes various shopping offers, Free on-site parking
I love working with a great team of therapists who all have different specialisms and modalities. Sharing our experiences and learning from each other is so valuable. I also enjoy the variety of the therapy work. Each person is so different and they have a high level of motivation to change and overcome their problems. Being part of this change is very rewarding.
Even if there are no opportunities advertised, we still keep CVs on file. Why not contact us and send us your CV for future consideration?
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What is Online/Video Therapy?
Our online therapy service allows us to offer help and support to people not able to access our York-based service face-to-face. Online therapy is a developing area for counselling and psychotherapy, and is also known as webcam counselling, e-therapy, web therapy, internet therapy and distance therapy. This service allows you all the benefits of face-to-face sessions with a therapist, via your personal computer and from the comfort of your home.
Our skilled counsellors, psychologists and therapists will listen to you in a non-judgmental way in a private, confidential setting. They can help you with your current difficulties, past experiences or anxieties about your future with the aim of helping you improve the quality of your life and relationships.
What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Any one of us can experience something that we find traumatic. This could be something recent that has happened to us or it could be from our earlier years. Either way, around 30% of people who experience something traumatic go on to develop symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Traumatic events can vary widely, from road traffic or other accidents, involvement in military combat, near death experiences, or some form of abuse as a child or adult.
PTSD is a name given to a range of symptoms that someone may experience. Often, when we experience a situation that is traumatic, we may at first feel quite numb, but later experience symptoms such as:
- Nightmares or frightening thoughts
- Re-living the traumatic event, often termed ‘flashbacks’
- Avoidance of reminders of the event and of talking about it
- Irritability or outbursts of anger
- Hyper vigilance and alertness to possible danger
- Problems with concentration and memory.
These are all symptoms of PTSD and are usually very distressing to us.
What is Autism?
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them.
It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways.
Some people with autism can live relatively independent lives, but others may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of specialist support.
What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include:
- Inattentiveness – most people with ADHD will have a short attention span and may be easily distracted.
- Hyperactivity – there is likely to be some restlessness, fidgeting or overactivity. This can also lead to difficulties in sleeping and increased anxiety.
- Impulsiveness – people with ADHD may do things without thought for the consequences, without very much reflection and without having a plan.
Some adults will have ADHD without it being diagnosed at a younger age. Those who are diagnosed at a young age are likely to continue to experience problems, though the symptoms might reduce.
What therapies do you offer?
We offer a range of individual and group therapies in line with NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidance. All of our therapists are highly trained, experienced and committed to continued professional development. Many therapists have training in more than one therapy modality, and are therefore in the best position to offer tailored, individualised therapy to meet your needs, drawing from the most up to date, evidence-based interventions.
Our therapies are usually delivered face to face, in relaxing therapy rooms. However if you are unable to come to The Retreat for your appointments, whatever the reason, we may be able to offer you an appointment via video link, using a secure platform called VSEE.
How do I access the service?
All therapies are accessed via our Initial Therapies Assessment.
To refer yourself to our general therapies service, or just to talk to us about whether we can help, please call us on 01904 412551.
Is the service confidential?
All our services are confidential, and our therapists and clinicians follow professional codes of conduct which include principles around confidentiality. This means we will not disclose information about you to a third party without your consent, unless we had significant concern for either your safety or the safety of someone else. We would make every attempt to discuss this with you if the situation arose.
Can I get involved in The Retreat?
We welcome representation from people who have finished their therapy or support within our services. There are a number of ways you can get involved, from joining us at information sharing events, helping us raise the profile of our services through the media, or consulting with us to help develop new service or recruit new staff. Please contact us for more information.
Get in Touch. Talk to us.
If you need to speak to us, we are here to help. Our team of qualified therapists are at your service in person, or via a video call.