Qualified Psychologist - Clinical / Forensic / Counselling

Employer
Cygnet Health Care
Location
North West
Salary
£64,000 to £64,000 a year
Closing date
11 Feb 2023

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Profession
Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Service
Prison and Forensic
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

We are looking for a confident Qualified Psychologist - Clinical / Forensic / Counselling, with a passion for delivering outstanding care. You'll be working 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday, making a positive difference to the lives of the people in our care at Cygnet Nield House.

Main duties of the job

At Cygnet, we support our people to grow their careers, gain new skills and keep stepping up. Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while reaping the rewards of making a difference to others every day

About us

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Since then we have developed a wide range of services for individuals with mental health needs, autism and learning disabilities within the UK. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care. Our expert and highly dedicated care team of 10 000 employees empower 2864 individuals across 150 services to consistently make a positive difference to their lives, through service-user focused care and rehabilitation.

Job description
Job responsibilities

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Qualified Psychologist to join our team at Cygnet Nield House in Crewe.

This role will be working full time however part time and flexible hours may be considered for the right applicant, applications from newly qualified Psychologist are also welcome.

Cygnet Health Care:

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Since then we have developed a wide range of services for individuals with mental health needs and learning disabilities within the UK. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care.

Cygnet Nield House:

Clarion Ward, a 14 bed complex personality disorder service for women with a diagnosis of personality disorder and co-morbid disordered eating. Compton Ward, a 15 bed acute service for women. The service will provide a safe and stabilising environment for women who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness and require an emergency admission.

Cygnet Nield House is a multi-disciplinary and psychologically informed service, offering a highly specialised service for individuals with a personality disorder and co-morbid disordered eating. The focus is on nurturing an enabling environment to deliver a clinical model, developed specifically to meet the needs of service users within an operational framework. The team will focus on providing a positive therapeutic environment in which pre-engagement and assessments will be completed with a trauma informed approach. Core treatments and clinical models offered include such as CFT, ACT, Schema focused approaches as well as approaches such as DBT informed, RO-DBT and EMDR. Our overarching therapeutic approach is interpersonally focused, consistent, structured, safe, resilient and clinically directed.

The service aims to prepare service users for a move to step-down services, or where appropriate, discharge straight to community services or independent living. Group meetings, structured routines and therapeutic activities are to be provided to support individuals to participate in a meaningful day and within a supportive social network. As our service users progress through the rehabilitation and treatment pathway they will be supported in engaging in socially inclusive activities such as college or voluntary work in the local community.

The opportunity

The post-holder will have a key role in providing specialist psychological assessments, interpretation from psychological tests, semi-structured interviews, individual and group therapy. You will also consider potential risks and social needs of the client group, relevant to their diagnosis.

You will work as part of a dedicated clinical team providing a multi-disciplinary approach to rehabilitation in a therapeutic environment where the focus is on maximising positive outcomes and recovery.

You will be expected to offer psychological insight and knowledge around the clinical area and provide consultation about the psychological care of the client group to staff, families and other agencies.

As a HCPC Registered Psychologist, you will have a pivotal role in the training and clinical supervision of Assistant Psychologists, Volunteers and Psychology Trainees / Students on site. You will also have involvement in audit, policy, service development along with the assessment and interpretation of outcomes.

You will have
Essential:
  • A Doctorate Level Qualification (BPS route or equivalent) in Clinical/Counselling or Forensic Psychology along with HCPC Registration
  • Experience of working therapeutically with personality disorders and complex mental health difficulties
  • Specific training in an evidence based treatment aimed at addressing trauma
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Desirable:
  • Experience with a female personality disorder client group
  • Experience of working within eating disorder services and having a background in CFT, DBT, ACT, EMDR and/or schema focused therapies
  • Training and supervision experience

Full time, 40 hours per week however part time hours will be considered for the right applicant.

If interested please apply below or forward your CV to vickylinstead@cygnethealth.co.uk

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Company

Empowering people and making a positive difference

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Since then we have developed a wide range of services for individuals with mental health needs within the UK. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care. At Cygnet Health Care you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users and their families. Our purpose is to care, enable & make a positive difference. Our vision is to be the preferred provider & employer of choice in our sector.

Our great team believe in -

  • Togetherness
  • Patients, service users & their families are at the heart of what we do
  • Making a real difference in people's lives
  • Building caring relationships to improve mental health

Dedicated people who change lives together

At Cygnet, our people work across many different teams that pull together to achieve excellent outcomes for those in our care. So wherever your strengths lie, you can make the most of them with us – and enjoy a rewarding career that makes a significant difference to others.

Join one of our dedicated teams and be part of something meaningful:

  • Leadership Team
  • Doctors & Consultants Team
  • Nursing Team
  • Allied Health & Psychology Team
  • Education Team
  • Care & Support Team
  • Hospitality & Non-clinical Team

 

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