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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/12/2020.

Clinical or Forensic Newly Qualified Psychologist

Job Reference: J103-A-20-23694

Employer:
Cygnet Health Care
Department:
Cygnet Acer
Location:
Chesterfield
Salary:
Up to £42,000pa DOE

We are currently looking to employ a full time Clinical or Forensic Psychologist to join our Therapy Team at Cygnet Acer Clinic. The successful candidate will join the Psychology Department comprised of a Principal Forensic Psychologist, Principal Clinical Psychologist, and a Head of Psychology, as well as assistant psychologists and psychology students.

The applicant will be an HCPC registered Clinical or Forensic Psychologist with experience in clinical forensic settings. Trainee Clinical or Forensic Psychologists who are due to be registered with the HCPC within the next six months will also be considered. 

Cygnet Acer Clinic is a CQC rated ‘Good’ 28 bed rehabilitation service providing assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for women with personality disorder and complex needs.

Our dedicated clinical teams provide a multi-disciplinary approach to rehabilitation in a therapeutic environment where the focus is on maximising positive outcomes and recovery. This includes occupational therapy, social work and vocational training.


The Opportunity…
 

The post-holder will have a key role in providing specialist psychological assessments, interpretation from psychological tests, semi-structured interviews, individual and group therapy. You will also consider potential risks and social needs of the client group, relevant to their diagnosis.

You will provide a high quality psychology service and share a caseload of clients with another Forensic Psychologist onsite. The service is split into Acer Upper (14 patients) and Acer Lower (14 patients) and this role will be based on Acer Upper.

This role will be working as part of an established interdisciplinary team comprising of; a Consultant Psychiatrist, a Specialty Doctor, an Occupational Therapist, a Social Worker, Nurses and Health Care Support Workers. You will be expected to offer psychological insight and knowledge around the clinical area and provide consultation about the psychological care of the client group to staff, families and other agencies.

Being part of the Psychology team you will have a pivotal role in the training and clinical supervision of Assistant Psychologists, Volunteers and Psychology Trainees / Students on site. You will also have involvement in audit, policy, service development along with the assessment and interpretation of outcomes.


You will have…

Essential:

  • A Doctorate Level Qualification (BPS route or equivalent) in Clinical or Forensic Psychology along with HCPC Registration OR be within 6 months of obtaining HCPC Registration
  • Experience within adult mental health and knowledge of psychological assessment, treatment and therapies
  • The ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team

Desirable:

  • Experience with a female personality disorder client group
  • Training and supervision experience


Why Cygnet? We'll offer you...
 

  • Salary: in the region of £42,000
  • Company pension scheme
  • NHS and employee discount scheme
  • Free meals
  • Free parking
  • Internal / external CPD and research opportunities
  • Expert clinical supervision and peer support
  • Opportunities to train in additional therapies, broaden experience and enhance service development

Requirements
 

Contracted hours: up to 40 per week between Monday to Friday. 

Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

What next?
 

Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist services for over 30 years.

If you care about making a difference – we want to talk to you!

Click the link to apply.

 




Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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