HCPC Clinical Psychologist - Female Ward

Cygnet Health Care
08 Nov 2018
12 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has become available for a Clinical or Forensic or Counselling Psychologist to join our established Therapy Team at Cygnet Woking, working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday.

Cygnet Woking offers a range of secure mental health services for men and women.

We`re really excited about our brand-new Picasso Ward.

A 21-bed mental health rehabilitation and recovery service for adult female patients, who have a primary diagnosis of mental illness with complex needs, including conditions such as schizophrenia, psychosis, bipolar affective disorder and depression. They may also have been detained under The Mental Health Act.

Picasso strengthens the female care pathway from our existing women`s secure service (Oaktree Ward), and the new 10 bed female PICU service (Acorn Ward).

Our individual and group treatment programmes are DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Treatment) informed and have clearly-defined goals & outcomes for our patients.

These help them develop the skills they need to make the most of their independence, self-confidence and ability to manage their mental wellbeing.
All residents have en-suite bedrooms and our purpose-built facilities offer a range of social, relaxation and activity areas.

We work with both the residents and their families, using recovery-based and person-centred approaches.

Some examples of our treatment programmes include cognitive behavioural therapy, emotional regulation, trauma, grief & loss, anger & anxiety management, relapse training and life & social skills training.

The Opportunity

Our psychologist will work closely with the Head of Therapies and the rest of the Therapy Team.
This team includes psychologists, assistant psychologists, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, a gym instructor and social workers to provide a psychology service to a range of female clients within the service.
Highly specialist psychological assessments, interpretation from psychological tests, semi-structured interviews and individual/group therapy are part of the inpatient rehabilitation programme.

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.
Key requirements include formulating & implement psychological treatment, interventions & management plans for individual service users, risk assessment and social needs.

You will have a key role in the training and clinical supervision of Assistant Psychologists and Psychology Trainees/Students on site.
Also, you`ll have involvement in audit, policy, service development and the assessment & 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.

We're looking for people who:

• Are HCPC registered
• Qualified as a Clinical or Forensic or Counselling Psychologist, ideally also having experience in a comprehensive range of psychological therapies, risk assessment, training and supervision
• Have experience with DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy) and working on a personality disorder ward
• Show ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team - along with organisational skills, resilience, confidence and motivation
• Genuinely have passion & desire to help others
• Already have experience working within in-patient or residential services. However support and supervision will be available
Please note, we will also consider applications from newly qualified psychologists

In return we`ll offer you:

• Expert clinical supervision and peer support
• 27 days holiday + Bank holidays
• Quality working environment
• Free meals on duty
• Opportunity to undertake further learning with an excellent apprenticeship scheme.

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 almost 30 years.
For further information, please visit https://www.cygnethealth.co.uk/


The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check - an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.
Are you looking for a new challenge where you can make a positive difference?
Click the link to apply - join us!

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