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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/12/2019.


Job Reference: J214-NH145M

Mental Health Care (UK) Ltd
Ruabon, Wrexham
Salary negotiable depending on level of experience

MHC are expanding and looking to recruit passionate and skilled individuals to join our existing teams in helping to make the difference in people's lives.

Salary: Salary negotiable depending on level of experience

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm.

Contract Type: Permanent

Requirements: HCPC registration as an Applied Psychologist.

  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of patients across care settings, including community and inpatient settings.
  • Must be trained or have experience in the assessment tools HCR-20 and RSVP.
  • Experience of representing Psychology within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of working with individuals with mental health difficulties and a forensic history or challenging behaviour.
  • Experience of working with patients detained under the Mental Health Act (1983).
  • Experience of teaching and / or presentation of research or Clinical or Forensic work in a range of settings.

In return for your skills and qualities we offer

  • Meals Provided
  • On-site parking available
  • Free Eye Care Vouchers
  • Work Place Pension with Legal & General
  • Comprehensive Learning & Development Package
  • Progression Opportunities

Company Funded Benefits: Free DBS check and Hepatitis B vaccination

About the role: Are you seeking a new opportunity within a successfully Mental Health Hospital?

We are seeking to recruit an Applied Psychologist, to be based at New Hall Independent Hospital in Ruabon. The Hospital caters for up to 32 patients and has over 90 staff.

We are looking for an innovative and motivated Psychologist who will support the Head of Psychology to lead and develop psychology services in New Hall. This will include opportunities to be innovative and to develop psychological therapy approaches and interventions to meet the individual needs of the patients. We are looking for someone with relevant experience from previous practise or from their core training if newly qualified. But most of all we are looking for an individual with passion and drive to be the best they can be for our patients. In return, we will show a real commitment to upskill and develop you within what is an ambitious and exciting services that thrives on excellent care and treatment for patients.

Good working knowledge of up to date therapy, research and evidence based practices are essential for this role. Experience of working as part of an MDT and therapist is vital.

The ability to be innovative; focused on quality; have team ethics; be honesty and transparent, have empathy and supporting others are essential to the position.

As the Applied Psychologist your role will include;

  • To work autonomously within professional and organisational guidelines and exercise responsibility for the governance of psychological practice within relevant services.

  • To provide psychological assessment, formulation and interventions to inpatients at New Hall and to act as a specialist resource to the wider professional community.

  • To work collaboratively as a member of the Multidisciplinary team and in line with the organisational policy for Multidisciplinary Team working.

  • To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within MHC.

  • Provide systemic support and training to the nursing and support team to assist in the delivery of effective care and rehabilitation of service users.

  • To contribute to service development, Clinical or Forensic governance and multi-disciplinary forums as directed.

Location Details: New Hall Independent Hospital provides a rehabilitation and recovery model of care and treatment for 32 male patients, aged 18-65 years, who have Mental Health Problems requiring hospital admission and treatment. Currently the Hospital has a low secure ward and controlled egress ward, supporting patients on their journey to recovery and eventually stepping down into the community or other supporting accommodation or residential services.

New Hall's philosophy of care is based upon the principles of rehabilitation, recovery and social inclusion, and focuses on enhancing the strengths and resilience of individuals and their families.

Equal Opportunities: MHC are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all who believe they fit the essential requirements for this role regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age.

How to Apply: Please complete the short application and upload your CV, alternatively for an informal discussion about this role you can contact MHC Recruitment on 01824 790 600 and/or Dr John Sorensen, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Head of Evidence Based Treatment Pathways, Telephone 430 288, Mobile 07787 279 481, John Bromfield, Hospital Manager, Telephone 01978 822 212, Mobile 07977 419 967

(We reserve the right to bring forward our closing date, without notice in the event of high volumes of interest)

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.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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