Assistant Psychologist
Ref: CYG10529

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  • Location
  • Cygnet Kewstoke, Beach Road, Kewstoke, BS22 9UZ
  • Salary
  • £21,000
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 07/08/2020
  • 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.

    Our expert and highly dedicated care team of 8800 employees empower 3000 individuals across 140 services to consistently make a positive difference to their lives, through service-user focused care and rehabilitation.

    We maintain a good relationship with our quality regulators and undergo regular inspections, with 85% of our services rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. We also operate an internal system of quality care, treatment and positive outcomes.

    If you want to make a difference and ensure people can achieve their goals and get the most out of life, then please read on...

    You will ensure the systematic provision of a high quality psychological service to Danshell's Midlands services and work autonomously within professional guidelines while exercising responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service/team. 

    A major requirement of the job is to act as a highly specialist resource to the wider professional community and to carry out audit, policy and service development and research activities and/or programs.  To propose and implement policy and service development changes within Danshell as served by the team/service.

    Some of the benefits of this role include:

    • 33 days annual leave
    • Fully paid training
    • Paid DBS
    • Free parking
    • Courtesy meals and refreshments whilst on shift
    • Shopping and entertainment discount scheme (over 800 retailers)
    • Cycle to Work scheme
    • Opportunities to progress and develop

    All successful applicants will be required to become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) in respect of regulated work with protected adults and regulated work with children. A PVG certificate contains all unspent and certain spent conviction information. It also contains any other non-conviction information that the police or other

    government bodies think is relevant. Disclosure Scotland continually monitor PVG scheme members' records for vetting information including criminal convictions that may affect their suitability to work with vulnerable groups.

  • Location Information
  • We are looking for an Assistant Psychologist to join our team at Cygnet Kewstoke

    Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke provides an emergency admissions service for men and a pathway for women from low secure to rehabilitation including a specialist service for personality disorder.

    Your Day-to-Day…

    We are seeking an academically strong candidate to support and enhance the psychological care of patients at the service by assisting the Qualified Psychologist with;

    Contributing to assessments, scoring and reporting (verbal / written)

    Clinical formulation and implementing care plans for psychological treatment

    Planning, delivering and evaluating individual / group programmes

    Administration, audit, research and service development

    We’re looking for someone who is…

    Degree qualified in Psychology (2:1 or above) or equivalent

    BPS (British Psychological Society) Accredited

    Preferably experienced in health care and/or in an Assistant Psychologist role

    Passionate about learning and working as part of an interdisciplinary team

    Qualified to Master’s degree level or higher in Psychology (preferable)

    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    Salary £19,000 - £22,000

    Company pension scheme

    A comprehensive employee assistance programme and discount centre e.g. NHS card

    Free meals

    Internal and external CPD opportunities

    Opportunities to become involved in research

    Clinical supervision and peer support


    Contracted hours: 40 per week

    Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

    This vacancy may close prior to this date if a large number of applications are received.

    What next?

    Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist services for over 30 years.

    If you care about making a difference – every day – we want to talk to you!

    Click the link to apply.


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