Registered Psychologist
Ref: CYG05832

  • Location
  • Broughton Lodge, London Road Cheshire SK11 0JG
  • Salary
  • £26,000 - £28,000
  • Hours
  • Part Time
  • Closing date
  • 21/07/2019
  • Are you a HCPC registered Psychologist looking for your next challenge in Learning Disabilities and Autism? Cygnet Health 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.


    In this role you will be working part time across two of our services: 1 day per week at Cygnet Woodrow House and 2 days per week at Cygnet Broughton Lodge.


    Broughton Lodge is a 20 bed specialist residential service for adults with autism and who may present with behaviours that challenge. We aim to provide a safe, comfortable and effective care environment for those in our care, promoting independence and community integration.


    Woodrow House is our new community specialist residential home providing outcome focused care for adults with learning disabilities, who may have behaviours that challenge and associated complex needs.


    Job Role


    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Clinical Psychologist with experience of working with adults to join our 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 residential setting for individuals with learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. 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. 


    We are looking for people who have…

    • A Doctorate Level Qualification (or equivalent) in Clinical or Forensic Psychology along with HCPC Registration
    • Experience of working with a variety of adult client groups, ideally within Learning Disabilities and Autism
    • 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
    • Experience of various psychological therapies/models and risk assessments
    • The ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team

    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • Salary: in the region of £26,000 - £28,000 Depending on Experience
    • Company pension scheme
    • A comprehensive employee assistance programme and discount centre e.g. NHS card
    • Free meals
    • Free parking
    • Internal CPD monthly events
    • Access to external CPD
    • Opportunities to become involved in research
    • Expert clinical supervision and peer support
    • Learning and development opportunities, such as CAT / Schema / DBT Training
    • Opportunities to broaden experience and enhance service development across Cygnet Mental Health Services


    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.


    *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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