Assistant Psychologist
Ref: CYG05890

  • Location
  • Cygnet Maidstone, Gidds Pond Road, Off Newnham Court Way, Weavering, Maidstone, Kent ME14 5FT
  • Salary
  • Up to £21,000 PA
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 30/07/2019
  • We are looking for a dedicated, caring individual to join the company as an Assistant Psychologist on a full or part time basis at Cygnet Hospital Maidstone. We offer excellent training and career progression opportunities as well as a variety of staff benefits. 

    Cygnet Hospital Maidstone is our new state-of-the-art, 65 bed mental health facility for adults situated in the new Kent Medical Campus in Maidstone. The hospital will be split into four distinct wards, each offering specialist mental health services:

    • Roseacre Ward – Highly Specialised Personality Disorder service for women
    • Kingswood Ward – High Dependency Rehabilitation service for men
    • Bearsted Ward – Specialist PICU Service for Men
    • Saltwood Ward – Male low secure ward

    The post will be full time 37.5 hours per week, up to £21.000 PA (Part-time will be considered). 

    Job Role
    We are seeking an academically strong candidate to support and enhance the psychological care of service users by assisting the Qualified Psychologist  in the delivery and evaluation of Psychological Services that meet Cygnet Healthcare objectives, national strategic and policy guidelines, commissioner requirements and user and carer needs and expectations.  To thereby help understand, prevent and ameliorate psychological distress and disorder and improve mental health and wellbeing of clients. The role involves the administration, scoring and report writing of psychometric assessments, standardised risk assessments, clinical formulation, care plans and supervised individual and group interventions. You will be working alongside a number of health professionals within the Women’s service, and will provide verbal and written feedback as required

    Full induction training is given. You will be learning all the time through our on-going mentoring and support. Clinical supervision is an important part of development, which will be provided by a senior psychologist and there will be training opportunities to support professional development.

    Candidate Profile
    You will be a strong team player, confident, motivated and well organised. You will have a good understanding of the role of therapeutic boundaries and the importance of evidence-based interventions. Patience and commitment are essential, but above all you will be someone with a genuine desire to help others with excellent verbal and written skills. We are looking for someone with a good degree in Psychology, previous experience within an Assistant Psychologist role and experience in female services is desirable but not essential.

    Please note the vacancy may close prior to the closing date if a large number of applications are received.

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


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  • Job Description
  • Assistant_Psychologist_JD_July_2019.doc

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