Honorary Assistant Psychologist
Ref: CYG06828


  • Location
  • Cygnet Aspen Clinic, Manvers Road, Mexborough, Doncaster, S64 9EX
  • Salary
  • 0.00
  • Hours
  • Part Time
  • Closing date
  • 25/10/2019
  • We are looking for a dedicated, caring individual to join the company as an Honorary Assistant Psychologist. We offer excellent training and career progression opportunities as well as a variety of staff benefits. 

    Cygnet Aspen Clinic is a specialist service for women with a diagnosis of personality disorder and associated complex needs. We provide assessment, stabilisation, treatment and rehabilitation for up to 16 women.

    The post will be a minimum of 2 days per week (6 month minimum committment). We can offer up to £100 a month in expenses (mileage), a supportive work environment, weekly supervision, experience of working with a multidisciplinary team and CPD opportunities.

    The Opportunity:

    This is an opportunity for a psychology graduate with previous experience of working in a mental health setting to develop their skills in clinical areas. The post-holder will support the qualified clinical psychologists in various aspects of the inpatient work across the wards. This will involve patient assessment and intervention, multi-disciplinary liaison and involvement in other organisational activities. There will also be opportunities to be involved in co-facilitating training of other professionals under the supervision of a qualified Psychologist.  There is a strong focus on measurable outcomes and audits therefore the successful candidate will be expected to be proficient statistical analysis.

    • You will be working alongside a number of qualified Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists and other allied health professionals within the Male ABI Service. 
    • Clinical supervision will be provided by senior psychologists and there will be training opportunities to support professional development.
    • You will facilitate in the planning, delivery and evaluation of psychology provision, as directed and under supervision by a qualified psychologist. You will utilise research skills to assist in audit, research and service development as directed.
    • You will contribute to psychological assessments of service users by working with and reporting to a qualified psychologists and the multi-disciplinary team, via appropriate verbal and written reports.
    • You will carry out psychological assessments, group and individual work with service users, under supervision, and to produce verbal and written feedback as required.
    • You will plan, implement and evaluate individual and group programmes in collaboration with other professionals, as directed and supervised by a qualified psychologist.
    • You will contribute to clinical formulation and to implement care plans for psychological treatment and/or management of a service user’s mental health problems, under supervision.A


    Are you the successful candidate we are looking for?

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


    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.

  • Job Description
  • AP_JD_HEALTHCARE_July_18.docx

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