Assistant Psychologist
Ref: CYG05940


  • Location
  • Cygnet Views, 22 Wellington Street, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3JP
  • Salary
  • £19,000 PA
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 26/07/2019
  • We are looking for a dedicated, caring individual to join the company as an Assistant Psychologist on a full time basis. We offer excellent training and career progression opportunities as well as a variety of staff benefits. 

    Cygnet Views is a 10 bed high dependency complex care service for women with learning disabilities, associated complex needs and who may have behaviours that challenge. We accept emergency referrals and the team are experienced in managing them quickly and efficiently to ensure transition for service users is as smooth as possible.

    The post will be full time 40 hours a week, Monday-Friday, 09:00am - 17:00pm

    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.
    • A good level (2:1 or above) above) BPS (British Psychological Society) Accredited Undergraduate Degree in Psychology (or equivalent)
    • Previous experience in a paid/voluntary Assistant Psychologist role
    • Member or eligible to be part of the British Psychological Society
    • Some experience within the healthcare sector
    • A Psychology Masters Qualification (or equivalent) is desirable
    • A passion for learning and working as part of a multidisciplinary team


    Closing date: 26th July 2019

    Interview date: 5th August 2019

    Please note the vacancy may close prior to this 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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