Clinical Psychologist HCPC Registered (Part Time)
Ref: CYG05554

  • Location
  • Cygnet Kenton, 74 Kenton Rd, Harrow HA3 8AE
  • Salary
  • £25,000 - £30,000 per annum
  • Hours
  • Part Time
  • Closing date
  • 28/06/2019
  • Are you an experience Clinical / Forensic Psychologist looking for your next opportunity in mental health? 


    An opportunity has become available for a Part Time Clinical Psychologist to join our established Psychology Department at Cygnet Lodge Kenton, comprising of Clinical Psychologists, Art Therapists as well as Assistant Psychologists and Psychology students.


    This role will be working 24 hours per week between Monday to Friday.


    Cygnet Lodge Kenton in North-West London, is a female mental health rehabilitation service which provides a care pathway for service users who are preparing to step down to community living. Our service provides a high level of support and uses a recovery focused model.


    The Opportunity

    The Psychologist will work within the step down service to support the women with borderline personality disorders, eating disorders, severe and enduring mental health problems, substance use and behavioural difficulties.

    You will provide a psychology service to clients on at the service to include; psychological assessments and highly specialist DBT, CBT, interpretation from psychological tests, semi-structured interviews, individual and group therapy.

    Within the department 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. Formulating and implementing psychological treatment, interventions and management plans as part of the care pathway are also key requirements. To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals and groups including DBT, Substance Misuse interventions, insight work and CBT for psychosis.

    The post-holder will have a key role in the training and clinical supervision of Assistant Psychologists and Psychology Trainees/Students on site. To have an involvement in audit, policy, service development and the assessment and interpretation of outcomes is also required.

    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.


    Are You The Successful Candidate We Are Looking For?


    • A HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist
    • Experience of working within the DBT and Recovery Approach in a mental health setting is essential
    • Experience or an interest in working in forensic mental health settings with females and a knowledge of psychodynamic or systemic theories would be an advantage
    • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of people with a wide range of mental health problems, of varying severity and complexity
    • Knowledge of psychological assessment and formulation in healthcare, as well as planning and delivering psychological interventions to a similar client group is preferred
    • Ideally, experience of psychological therapies, risk assessment, training and supervision
    • The ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
    • Up to date knowledge around various different psychological models applicable to this clinical population


    In Return, We Will Offer You:


    • Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 dependent on experience
    • Company pension scheme
    • Free life assurance
    • A comprehensive employee assistance programme and discount centre
    • Paid leave for your birthday and anniversary of joining the company
    • Subsidised meals
    • CPD opportunities
    • Expert clinical supervision and peer support
    • Opportunity to undertake further learning and development opportunities
    • Opportunities to broaden experience within the adult service as part of career development


    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. With a true focus on outcomes those who use or commission our services can be assured we are an experienced, service-user focused, provider of quality treatment, care and rehabilitation.




    The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and 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.


    *Please note - speculative recruitment emails are not to be sent directly to our clinical staff, these need to go via our internal recruitment team. If speculative candidates are sent directly to a member of the clinical team, we will consider these candidates as our own.*

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