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Registered Clinical or Forensic Psychologist

Elysium Healthcare
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Are you a Registered Clinical or Forensic Psychologist looking to join a dynamic and creative multidisciplinary team? We are open to considering Psychologists of various grades for a position with our team at The Woodhouse, where you will enjoy support from a large team as you to develop your skills and career.

Working 37.5 hours a week, with flexibility in your working practice, you will join The Woodhouse, an inpatient service for men and women with Learning Disability and/or Autism, often with additional complex needs, including mental illness and personality disorder. Service users may be detained under the Mental Health Act, with some also having formal forensic histories.

As a Registered Clinical or Forensic Psychologist, you will have experience of Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) and the provision of specialist assessment and treatment of people with LD & Autism, co-morbid disorders and trauma histories.

Working alongside a multi-disciplinary team comprising Psychology, Psychiatry, Occupational Therapy, Art Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy and Nursing, you will enjoy line managing the Assistant Psychologists and PBS Therapists. Clinical supervision will be provided, alongside significant opportunities for tailored CPD.

With the number of Psychologists growing across Elysium, you will enjoy networking with other Registered and Assistant/Trainee grade Psychologists across the Learning Disability & Autism Division and the wider organisation.

Your responsibilities will include:

Participate fully with the multidisciplinary team and ensure that the service users is fully engaged in their care pathway
To support clinical team working, including both direct interventions and the delivery of staff training programmes
To support the clinical team and area of service in developing new initiatives and ways of working
To work with internal and external agencies to enhance treatment pathways for service users
To supervise Assistant Psychologists, as directed by the Lead Psychologist
To develop and manage groupwork programmes and innovative therapeutic approaches
To conduct research and audit and to demonstrate its usefulness to the wider serviceTo be successful in this role, you'll need:

Registration with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist, as well as Chartered status with the British Psychological Society
Experience in working with clients with complex needs, preferably with LD and Autism. Applications from candidates with less experience but a clear interest in this area may be considered
Experience in using psychological models and theories to address a range of clinical and risk issues
Good knowledge of PBS and behavioural approaches will also be beneficial
A desire to develop as a clinician and make a positive impact on the lives of your service usersWhat you will get:

Annual salary of up to £59,000 + Benefits
38 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
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 80 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.

The safety of our service users and colleagues is our priority and as such we encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

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
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