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Clinical/Forensic Psychologist

Elysium Healthcare
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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If you are an experienced Clinical/Forensic Psychologist who is looking for a rewarding career, where you can make a difference and change lives for the better, then join the team at The Chimneys Clinic and enjoy support from a regional network of psychologists.

Working 37.5 hours a week, you will be working at The Chimneys Clinic, a 12 bedded service providing specialist care that is specifically designed to support women that have a diagnosis of an emerging or personality disorder.

Reporting directly to the Lead Psychologist, you will be responsible for providing psychological assessments, formulating plans for psychological treatments, implementing psychological interventions and developing, and managing group work programmes and innovative therapeutic approaches to ensure that appropriate outcome measures are in place.

With experience from the NHS or private sector, you will background in carrying a similar caseload and delivering psychological assessments based on interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological (and neuropsychological) tests, self-report measures, rating scales direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with service user's, family members and others involved in the care programmes.

You will be responsible for ensuring that the service user is fully engaged in their care pathway. This will see you review psychological formulations, drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining several provisional approaches to support service user's achieving the best outcomes and building a brighter future.

Working alongside the multidisciplinary team, you will support the clinical team in designing and delivering staff training programmes and providing supervision. This may see you developing new initiatives and processes for the service and clinical teams.

You will be working in an environment where there is a strong emphasis on teamwork and CPD, where you will have continuous access to a range of training opportunities to move your career forward.

To be successful in this role, you'll need:
  • Effectively communicates, at both written and oral level, complex and sensitive information, taking into account the recipients
  • Up to date knowledge of legislation and its implications
  • Be able to identify and proactive resolve problems and challenges
  • Experience in developing competency in supervising Assistant Psychologists
  • Successful completion of a Doctorate in either Clinical or Forensic Psychology or the British Psychological Society's stage 2 training in Forensic Psychology, enabling registration with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist
  • Registration with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist and Charterable status with the British Psychological Society
  • Experience (either pre-training, on training, or subsequently) of working with people who have complex needs that are relevant to the population in the service area
  • Competency in psychological assessments, formulation and risk assessment/management.
  • Experience using CBT skills to address a range of clinical and/or forensic issues
  • An awareness of other modalities and how they may be applied to the current service users

What you will get
Annual salary of £58,000 + Benefits
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