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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/05/2021.


Job Reference: J265-2036

Elysium Healthcare
£51,000 (DOE)

Are you a recently qualified Psychologist who enjoys working in mental health, where you create meaningful change to some of the most vulnerable people in society? If so, develop your skills and expand your knowledge in mental health when you join Wellesley Hospital as a Clinical Psychologist.

You’ll be a part of an environment where there is good access to training and career development opportunities as you contribute to the development of the mental health services at Wellesley Hospital.

Situated in Wellington, Wellesley Hospital is surrounded by the beautiful Somerset countryside, with close access to beaches and only 30 minutes’ drive from Bristol and Exeter.

Working alongside the multidisciplinary team, you will provide care to men and women with mental health conditions in a modern and purpose-built hospital with low and medium secure environments. Plus, a brand-new learning disability service opening its door in the coming months.

You will be part of a vibrant and enthusiastic psychology department, you will collaboratively provide risk assessments, psychometric assessments, individual and group interventions. You will also facilitate staff reflective practice sessions, deliver training, provide supervision and undertake research.

As a qualified Psychologist, you will have experience in managing complex clinical work, including assessments and delivering specialist psychological treatments to support collaborative working and recovery.

Providing input to the men’s service you'll be a part of an environment where there is a strong emphasis on service development and positive risk-taking. Experience in undertaking risk and psychometric assessments and using Mentalisation Based Therapy would be an advantage, however, full training can be provided.

Your responsibilities:

  • Participate fully with the multidisciplinary team and promote collaborative working with clients throughout their care.
  • Support clinical team working, including direct interventions, consultation and the delivery of staff training programmes.
  • Support the clinical team and service in developing new initiatives and ways of working.
  • Work with internal and external agencies to enhance treatment pathways.
  • Supervise members of the psychology department and other professionals as required.

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

  • British Psychological Society or a recognised training body qualification.
  • Registration with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist and Charterable status with the British Psychological Society.
  • Experience in working with mental health clients with complex needs, preferably in secure services. Applications from newly qualified candidates with less experience but clear interest in this area will be considered.
  • Experience in using psychological models and theories to address a range of risk and behavioural issues.

What you will get:

  • Annual salary of up to £51,000 depending on experience
  • 33 days annual leave – plus your birthday off
  • Options for part-time working if preferred
  • 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 and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 70 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is an opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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