Tell us whether you accept cookies

We use cookies to collect information about how you use the NHS Jobs website. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible.

Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/12/2020.

Senior Forensic/Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: J103-A-20-23813

Employer:
Cygnet Health Care
Department:
Cygnet Acer - Upper
Location:
Chesterfield
Salary:
Up to £70,000pa DOE

We are currently recruiting a Senior Clinical or Forensic Psychologist to join our team at Cygnet Acer Clinic.

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.

As a Senior Psychologist, 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

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 £70,000

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 40per 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.



SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (https://www.safer-jobs.com), a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Investors in People Gold Logo
  • Positive about Disabed People Logo
  • Improving Working Lives Logo
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo