Lead CAMHS Psychologist (Clinical / Forensic / Counselling)
Ref: CYG06116

  • Location
  • Cygnet Bury, Buller Street, Bury, BL8 2BS
  • Salary
  • £55,000
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 29/08/2019
  • We are currently recruiting a Lead CAMHS Psychologist to join our interdisciplinary team at Cygnet Hospital Bury.

    Cygnet Hospital Bury provides a wide range of inpatient mental health services for men and women including specialist deaf services and CAMHS provision for adolescents. The site has 14 wards and over 160 patients. Security levels range between medium secure to rehabilitation services.

    The Opportunity…

    The post-holder will work closely with the Psychology Department and have a key role in leading on specialist psychological assessments, interpretation from psychological tests, semi-structured interviews, individual and group therapy. You will also consider potential risks and social needs of the client group, relevant to their diagnosis.

    To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a client’s mental health and forensic treatment needs as well as managing risk and undertaking relevant assessments.

    This role will be working as part of an established multi-disciplinary team (MDT) consisting of; Consultant Psychiatrists, Specialty Doctors, Occupational Therapists, Nurses and Health Care Support Workers. You will be expected to offer psychological insight and knowledge around the clinical area and provide consultation about the psychological care of the client group to staff, families and other agencies.

    As a Lead HCPC Registered Psychologist, you will have a pivotal role in the day to day management of the psychology staff within your area. This will include the training and clinical supervision of HCPC Registered Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists, Volunteers and Psychology Trainees/Students on site. You will also support the Head of Psychologist in the development and delivery of the model of care for the service and have involvement in audit, policy, service development along with the assessment and interpretation of outcomes.

    You will have…

    A Doctorate Level Qualification (BPS route or equivalent) in Clinical, Forensic or Counselling Psychology.

    Experience of working with child and adolescent clients, ideally within a mental health service (CAMHS).

    Practical experience of standard assessment tools, such as the SAVRY, WISC-5, MACI etc.

    Any experience in a supervisory / lead / senior or head psychologist role is desirable along with training and supervising staff members.

    The ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team.

    Why Cygnet? We'll offer you...

    • Salary: up to £55,000 (Depending on Experience)
    • Company pension scheme
    • A comprehensive employee assistance programme and discount centre e.g. NHS card
    • Free meals
    • Internal / external CPD and research opportunities
    • Expert clinical supervision and peer support
    • Opportunities to train in additional therapies, broaden experience and enhance service development across Cygnet Mental Health services


    Contracted hours: up to 40 per week, Monday to Friday. We will also consider applications from those who are seeking part time hours / flexible working arrangements.

    Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

    What next?

    Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist services for over 30 years.

    If you care about making a difference – every day – we want to talk to you!

    Click the link to apply.



  • Job Description
  • JD_CAMHS_Psychologist.docx

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