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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/05/2019.

Clinical / Forensic Psychologist

Job Reference: J103-A-19-14124

Cygnet Health Care
Adult Autism Services South, Oakhurst Lodge
Kewstoke, Weston super Mare
£20,000 (FTE £50,000)

Are you an experienced Clinical, Forensic Psychologist looking for a new challenge?

Give your career a positive change with a new opportunity that has become available at ourAdult Autism Services South.This role is a part time position, 16 hours, 2 days per week.

The role will be based atOakhurst Lodgewhich is an 8 bed specialist residential service for adults with autism and who may present with behaviours that challenge. We aim to provide a safe, comfortable and effective care environment for those in our care, promoting independence and community integration.

The post holder will be overseeing the 3 AP’s working at Amberwood Lodge, Nightingale, Devon Lodge, Squirrels and Oakhurst Lodge.

The Opportunity…

The post-holder will provide a high quality psychology service to patients. You will carry out psychological and neuropsychological tests, risk assessments, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations, and semi-structured interviews with patients, family members and others involved in the patients’ care.

Within the MDT setting you will be expected to offer psychological insight and knowledge around the clinical area, and advise non-psychology staff on psychological principles and understanding of behaviours displayed by service users. To formulate and implement psychological treatment, interventions and management plans for individual clients relating to their diagnosis, potential risks and social needs are also key requirements of this role.

The post-holder will have a key 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 and the assessment and interpretation of outcomes.

As a member of the psychology department, there will be considerable opportunity for further professional development through access to various CPD activities/events and research.

You will have…

  • A Doctorate Level Qualification (or equivalent) in Clinical / Forensic Psychology along with HCPC Registration
  • Experience of working with a variety of adult client groups, ideally within learning disability, autism and challenging behaviours
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of people with a wide range of mental health conditions, of varying severity and complexity
  • Knowledge of psychological assessment and formulation in healthcare, as well as planning and delivering psychological interventions
  • Experience of various psychological therapies/models and risk assessments
  • Training and supervision experience is desirable
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Why Cygnet? We'll offer you...

  • Salary: £20,000(FTE £50,000)
  • Company pension scheme
  • A comprehensive employee assistance programme and discount centre
  • Free meals
  • CPD opportunities
  • Expert clinical supervision and peer support
  • Opportunity to undertake further learning and development opportunities
  • Opportunities to broaden experience and enhance service development.

About Us:

At Cygnet Health Care you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients and their families. We have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for over 30 years.


The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.

The post holder will be required to travel at times between the various sites. You will be able tohave mileage reimbursedfor travel.

Are you looking for a new challenge where you can make a positive difference?

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.

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