Assistant Psychologist

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19 Feb 2019
28 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have a BSc in Psychology +/- MSc in an appropriately aligned subject?

Are you motivated to work in the field of Mental Health?

Opportunities have arisen for Assistant Psychologist to join a CQC rated ‘Outstanding’ independent hospital that specialises in providing the highest quality of service to people with longstanding mental health problems. Based in Borehamwood, the successful Assistant Psychologist will earn a salary of £18,749 per annum.

You will be initially employed for 6 months in the capacity of Recovery Support Worker, gaining a thorough understanding of a whole team approach to care and a detailed knowledge of our patient group, prior to being considered for an Assistant Psychologist role. Upon successful completion of this 6-month period, the successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant Psychologist under the supervision of an in-house Clinical Psychologist.

Being a Assistant Psychologist is an above-average role, for which we demand above-average applicants. The primary duties of the role include:

- Delivering a caring and effective, patient focused service.
- Delivering sensitive and appropriate clinical care to meet individual’s needs.
- Respecting personal dignity and beliefs
- Working closely with the nursing team
- Interacting in a positive and natural manner with all patients
- Identifying signs that may indicate that patients are at risk either to others or to themselves and reporting these concerns to the relevant staff members
- Reporting any concerning behaviours or conversation topics with patients immediately

To be considered for the Assistant Psychologist position you must understand the need to work flexibly and creatively. In addition you must possess the following key skills and experience:

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrate aptitude for team working
- Committed to a patient-centred ethos
- Practical with a proactive approach
- Self-motivated

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your CV and covering letter detailing your skills and experience.


In addition to a competitive salary and subsidised meals whilst on shift, all staff also have access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). There are ample opportunities for training, staff development and progression. We currently have employees being funded for an RMN position and a Music Therapist, whilst others are being developed into clinical managers. The organisation offers a supportive, team-oriented work environment, and has an ethos of promoting from within.

Additional Information

The company deliver the following psycho-social interventions: Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT), DBT, individual and group CBT and Mindfulness.

These posts are offering a salary of £18,749.00 per annum, pro rata, and work to the following shift pattern: Full-Time - A 2-week rolling pattern of 12.5-hour shifts (08:00-20:30), 3 days one week (Wed, Thur, Fri), 4 days the next (Mon, Tue, Sat, Sun). Please be aware that there will be a requirement to work occasional night shifts, currently 1 week in 5.

All appointments to the hospital service are subject to registration with the Vetting and Barring scheme and the receipt of a Disclosure at the appropriate level which is acceptable to the company. The hospital service is an equal opportunities employer.

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