Clinical or Forensic Psychologist
Darlington, Durham, England
Providing quality, inspiring innovation and delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.
The Priory Hospital Middleton St George is located close to Darlington, County Durham and provides individualised treatment and care for people with mental health needs of adult working age and who present with complex and challenging behaviours, in a safe and supportive environment. Our comprehensive integrated services offer complete care pathways allowing service users to transfer effortlessly between the most appropriate care, meeting individual needs enabling recovery and re-engagement within the community and maximising life opportunities.
Our multi-disciplinary teams work collaboratively with up to 73 male and female service users and their commissioners, across 5 wards and a step down community facility in Darlington town centre. We deliver acute and inpatient detoxification services, and a recovery and rehabilitation environment which includes a specialist female Personality Disorder service. Our focus is on the delivery of excellent care, empowering service users to progress towards the least restrictive setting and towards independence. Our vision is to place our Service Users at the heart of our service provision, working closely with them and their carers to support their recovery and rehabilitation.
This is a full time permanent role with a salary of up to £45,000 per annum (depending upon experience and qualifications).
We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Clinical or Forensic Psychologist to join our established department. The successful candidate will contribute to all aspects of psychological services.
Under the line management of the Head of Psychology, you will identify and deliver evidence based assessments, formulations and treatment, contributing to the effective risk management and recovery of the patients in our care. The successful candidate will be expected to take an active role in promoting and developing psychological services. The individual will be a positive culture carrier, working effectively and supportively within teams, inspiring and promoting effective change. This post will suit someone who enjoys direct clinical contact, working alongside patients detained under the Mental Health Act, who present with a range of complex needs, including mental illness, personality disorders, cognitive deficits, self harming behaviours and offending histories.
You will possess excellent clinical and communication skills and a track record of successful working with colleagues from other professions within a psychiatric setting.
Successful candidates will be eligible or hold Chartered Status with the BPS and Registered as a Clinical and / or Forensic Psychologist with the HCPC.
You will have post qualification experience working in secure or locked rehabilitation settings. Additionally, the successful candidate will posses knowledge of the theory and practice of specialist, evidence based psychological therapy relevant to the specific patient group.
What we'd like to give you:
* A competitive salary
* Disclosure check cost coverage
* Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
* 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata)
* Birthday Holiday - Your Birthday as an extra day's annual leave
* Free on-site parking
* Complimentary Access to our on-site gymnasium
* Online benefits and cashback rewards
* Cycle to work scheme
* SMART Childcare Vouchers
* SMART Pension option
* Local rewards and recognition programme open to all colleagues
* Excellent staff break facilities in our bespoke new staff lounge
To find out more about the role please contact Pamela Henderson, Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist / Head of Psychology, on [... Click Apply...].
From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.
The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.
As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.
All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from
- £ 40000 - 45000 Per year
- Full time
- Job Level
- Qualified (non-manager)
Posted 14 Nov 2016
Closes 14 Dec 2016
This job was posted to: Psychology