Adult Community Eating Disorders
You may never have considered a role in an Eating Disorders service. You may be nervous about applying, thinking you don’t know enough or that the work will be too hard for you. You may think it’s too narrow a specialism.
There is a huge amount of development in Adult Eating Disorders at the moment and we are excited to expand and to recruit to some new roles and to new parts of our team.
I want to reassure you that our team works with people, not with diagnoses. Every service user who comes to our team is an individual with their own story. If you are interested in people, you won’t find this a narrow specialism.
And although we very much welcome staff who have prior experience working with people with eating disorders – we would love you all to join – we also welcome those with transferable skills, who will be able to enhance our provision with knowledge from their previous experience.
So we have many posts available: we need an Occupational Therapist for our Day Unit. We need Nurse Practitioners for our Community Team. We need a Social Worker, a systemic psychotherapist, a day of a Clinical Lead for our new intensive community service. We need senior support workers, carers’ support workers and a psychologist or CBT therapist. We need a Team Leader who could be a clinician of any core discipline. We need a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Team Manager. We need a FREED Champion to help consolidate our fairly new FREED programme (check out freedfromed.org) We are also looking for a Consultant Psychiatrist.
All these posts will help us to provide a broad and innovative service to adults in Hertfordshire with an eating disorder and their families and carers. The team is already multi-disciplinary and has a long history, so anyone who joins it can draw on support and expertise of clinicians from nurses, dietitians, support workers, doctors, psychotherapists and psychologists. In line with national good practice we are providing FREED, medical monitoring, we are developing our MARSIPAN pathways, we work with people with a severe and enduring eating disorders and we provide NICE recommended therapies. We have a Day Unit, we are developing an Intensive Community Service and we have good relationships with the East of England inpatient units. (And feel free to google any of those acronyms or terms you don’t recognise)
We’d love you to join us! Please look at the jobs on this page and apply if you think you too can provide excellence to support and promote the recovery of service users with an Eating Disorder in Hertfordshire.
Contact Tanya Lovett, Amy Hills, Florence Fernandez, Dr Wafaa Gadelkarim or Renata Harris on 01707 364006 or via firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to talk about any of these roles and whether you’d be a good fit for them.