Clinical / Forensic Psychologist - Part Time
Ref: CYG12484

  • Location
  • Cygnet Blackheath, 80-82 Blackheath Hill, Blackheath, London SE10 8AD
  • Salary
  • Up to £47,000 Pro rata DOE
  • Hours
  • Part Time
  • Closing date
  • 01/02/2021
  • Role: Clinical/Forensic Psychlogist

    Site: Cygnet Hospital Blackheath, London

    Hours: Par time, 24hour per week

    Salary:  Up to £47,000pro rata DOE

    Are you a Clinical or Forensic  Psychologist looking for your next challenge in Mental Health? Cygnet Blackheath may have the opportunity for you…

    Cygnet is one of the UK’s largest provider of specialist services in education, mental health rehabilitation and learning disabilities, is looking for a dedicated, caring individual to join the company as a Psychologist.

    Cygnet Hospital Blackheath is a 32-bedded unit offering male PICU and Low Secure services. We're situated just off Blackheath Hill, within easy reach of the major road networks of south-east London and is also within walking distance of Greenwich train and underground stations. Cygnet Lodge Lewisham is a 17-bedded unit offering male locked rehabilitation services. We're situated in a peaceful cul-de-sac overlooking a park, with access to numerous resources in the local area as well as in Greater London.

    Job Role

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Clinical/Forensic Psychologist with experience of working with adults with complex mental health issues to join our team on a part time basis within the Low Secure stream of the service.  The post-holder will have post-doctoral specialist clinical training and will provide psychological assessments and interventions to service users as part of the inpatient rehabilitation programme. The post-holder will also be expected to offer advice and consultation on service users' psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and other non-professional carers. The post-holder will be required to provide clinical supervision to Assistant Psychologists, trainee psychologists and other therapy trainees.  The post-holder will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service's policies and procedures. The post-holder will be expected to be involved in audit, policy and service development and the assessment of clinical outcomes. As a member of the Psychology and Therapies Departments there will be considerable opportunity for further professional development through access to various CPD activities/events, training, and research. 


    Candidate Profile

    • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical/forensic psychology (or equivalent), leading to eligibility for chartered status with the BPS
    • Eligible for registration with the HCPC under the appropriate domain specific title
    • Eligibility for Graduate Membership of BPS
    • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of people with a wide range of mental health problems, of varying severity and complexity
    • Experience of working with a wide variety of patient groups, of varying severity, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems and verbal and physical abuse
    • Experience of working on in-patient wards, and within an MDT framework
    • Experience of CBT group and individual work and in supervising/facilitating/running of therapeutic/psycho-educational groups
    • Experience of conducting psychological research

    Please note this is a part time role offerimg 3 days per week on a permanent basis. 

    You will be a strong team player, confident and enthusiastic, and well organised.  Patience and resilience are essential, but above all you’ll be someone with a genuine desire to help others.

    Successful candidates will have to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post. Cygnet is committed to Safeguarding vulnerable service users within our care. All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks. Cygnet is an equal opportunities employer.


  • Location Information
  • Cygnet Hospital Blackheath provides inpatient low secure and PICU services for men with a mental health illness.

    All service users have their own en-suite room, furnished to a high standard. They also have access to our full range of facilities, including state of the art therapy rooms, a gym, secure garden and kitchen.

    The hospital is set in a quiet, easily accessible location close to London, just off Blackheath Hill, within easy reach of the major road networks.


    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

  • Job Description
  • Psychology_8a_Blackheath_JD_Meridan_2020.docx

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