Clinical / Forensic Psychologist (Part / Full Time) - Female Mental Health
Ref: CYG06307

  • Location
  • Cygnet Woking, Redding Way, Knaphill, Woking GU21 2QS
  • Salary
  • £45,000 - £50,000 (Dependent on Experience)
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 31/10/2019
  • We are currently recruiting either a Full Time or a Part Time Clinical or Forensic Psychologist to join our team at Cygnet Hospital Woking in Surrey.

    Cygnet Hospital Woking is a CQC rated ‘Good’ service that offers a range of secure mental health services for men and women. Cygnet Lodge Woking, our sister hospital close by, provides a high dependency inpatient rehabilitation service for men and extends our care pathway.

    The Opportunity…

    The post-holder will work closely with the Head of Therapies and have a key role in providing highly 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.

    You will provide a high quality psychology service to a range of clients on Picasso Ward - a 21 bed high dependency inpatient mental health rehabilitation unit for females. The service is delivered in a purpose-built therapeutic environment, where the focus is on maximising positive outcomes and recovery.

    This exciting opportunity will be working as part of an established multi-disciplinary team (MDT) consisting of; a Consultant Psychiatrist, a Specialty Doctor, Assistant Psychologist, Trainee Clinical Psychologists, an Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Nurses, Gym instructor, MSc Forensic Psychology Students, Social Workers and Health Care Support Psychology Workers. You will be expected to increase 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.

    This is an opportunity to develop psychological principles across the MDT with the help of the Trainee Clinical Psychologists, MSC Forensic Psychology Students, Assistant Psychologists and Mental Health Support Psychology workers. You will also 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 Psychology along with HCPC Registration OR be within 3 months of obtaining HCPC Registration
    • Experience within adult mental health and knowledge of psychological assessment, treatment and therapies
    • The ability to work effectively as part of an inter-disciplinary team


    • Training and supervision experience

    Why Cygnet? We'll offer you...

    • Salary: in the region of £45,000 - £50,000 (Full Time Equivalent)
    • Free parking and a free shuttle bus service from Woking train station
    • Free use of gym facilities
    • Cygnet discounts at Tesco and many more shops
    • Company pension scheme
    • NHS and employee discount scheme
    • 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



    Contracted hours: up to 40 per week between Monday to Friday. We will also consider applications from those who are seeking part time / 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 – we want to talk to you!

    Click the link to apply.

  • Job Description
  • Clinical_Forensic_Psychologist_JD_All_Wards.docx

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