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Psychologist - Sturt House

Job Reference: J265-1191

Elysium Healthcare

If you are an experienced Psychologist looking for a rewarding job, where you can make a difference and change lives for the better, then join the team at Sturt House and enjoy support from a regional network of psychologists.

You will be working in an environment where there is a strong emphasis on teamwork and CPD, with continuous access to a range of training opportunities to move your career forward.

Reporting directly to the Lead Psychologist, you will be responsible for individual and group interventions, diagnostic and cognitive assessments, MDT working and risk assessments. You will also facilitate staff reflective practice sessions and be requested to design and deliver training.

As a Psychologist, you will have experience and knowledge in carrying a service user’s caseload, including assessing complex needs and designing and delivering specialist psychological treatments to support their care plans.

You will have continuous access to a range of training opportunities to move your career forward. Also, you will enjoy exclusive Elysium including High Street and online discounts, pension contributions, free meals on-site, and wellbeing support. Who doesn’t like a free massage at work?

Role - Psychologist

Location - Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey

Salary - Competitive

Hours - 37.5, Full-Time

Your responsibilities:

  • To support the provision of psychology services in a specified area, in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, and under the direction and supervision of a Senior/Principal/Consultant or Lead Psychologist.
  • Participate fully with the multidisciplinary team and ensure that the service users is fully engaged in their care pathway.
  • To support clinical team working, including both direct interventions and the delivery of staff training programmes.
  • To support the clinical team and area of service in developing new initiatives and ways of working.
  • To work with internal and external agencies to enhance treatment pathways for service users.
  • Work effectively as a team member, ensuring the timely delivery of psychological assessment and interventions within the service area.
  • Take appropriate action where concerns are raised with regards to the performance or conduct of others.
  • Promote and safeguard the well-being and interests of all service users, employees, and visitors.
  • Ensuring the confidentiality, security, and accuracy of data and information and compliance with Regulatory guidelines and statutory requirements.
  • Maintain and evidence standards of competence as defined by the HCPC and BPS.
  • To supervise Assistant Psychologists, as directed by the Lead Psychologist.

To be successful in this role, you'll need:

  • Possess competence in assessing, formulating, and working therapeutically with service users in the service area.
  • Effectively communicates, at both written and oral level, complex and sensitive information, taking into account the recipients.
  • Have an up to date knowledge of legislation and its implications for the profession and the client groups we work with.
  • Be able to identify and proactive resolve problems and challenges within the service.
  • Developing competency in supervising Assistant Psychologists within the department, ensuring that they are meeting professional practice expectations and the BPS code of ethics. Able to supervise non-psychology colleagues in areas of psychological application.
  • Successful completion of a Doctorate level qualification in applied psychology either through the British Psychological Society or a recognised training body, enabling registration with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Registration with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist and Charterable status with the British Psychological Society.
  • Experience (either pre-training, on training, or subsequently) of working with clients with complex needs that are relevant to the population in the service area.
  • Competency in psychological assessment and formulation skills and an aptitude for learning new assessment methods.
  • Competency as regards risk assessment/management tools and formulation.
  • Clinical therapy skills - Experience using CBT skills to address a range of clinical issues. An awareness of other modalities and how they may be applied to the current service user population.

Where you will be working:

Location: Sturt's Lane, Walton on the Hill, Surrey, KT20 7RQ

You will be working at Sturt House, a recovery-focused, rehabilitation unit providing specialist mental health treatment for males aged 18 and over. Working as part of a team, you will provide individualised care and treatment utilising least restrictive practice principles and safe practice to support Service Users in their recovery.

Sturt House is committed to delivering a high standard of care, with the Service User encouraged and supported to be actively involved in the development and review of their treatment and pathway in accordance with their own abilities.

What you will get:

  • Annual salary
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave – plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing and much more.

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