Clinical Psychologist - Maple Ward
Ref: CYG07405

  • Location
  • Cygnet Churchill, 22 Barkham Terrace, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 7PW
  • Salary
  • £38,000pa
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 15/12/2019
  • We are currently looking to employ a full time Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychologist to join our established Therapy Team at Cygnet Hospital Churchill. The successful candidate will join the established Psychology department comprised of a Lead Psychologist, a Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Psychologists and psychology students.

    **Pease note this is a full time, fixed term contract for 12 months covering Maternity Leave**

    The applicant will be an HCPC registered Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychologist with some experience of working in inpatient settings; this post is also suitable for a newly qualified psychologist.

    Cygnet Churchill is a 53 bed inpatient mental health hospital for men: three wards including an emergency acute admissions service (Juniper Ward) and two high dependency inpatient rehabilitation services (Maple Court and Mulberry Court). Our goal at Cygnet is to deliver effective and evidenced based interventions that improve mental health and reduce risk.  We offer an integrated care pathway for service users who are able to successfully move on to independent community living. This is further supported by our broad range of therapies which include third-wave CBT interventions for affect regulation, psychosis, substance misuse, as well as offender-related interventions, embedded into a strengths-based therapeutic model.

    The successful candidate would work as a ward psychologist within a multi-disciplinary team and would also play a role in training, supervision and service development according to skills, experience and areas of interest. As a ward psychologist you will apply skills and expertise in clinical and risk assessments, collaboratively develop formulations and care plans and deliver group and individual psychological interventions, and consult to the MDT.

    Cygnet Hospital Churchill offers excellent opportunities for training and skills development. We also offer a company benefits package which includes contributory pension scheme, free life insurance, share incentive plan, free meals, childcare vouchers. We encourage motivated and interested psychologists to contact us to discuss this post, and to come and visit us to learn more about working at Cygnet Churchill. If you have any questions regarding the post or want to arrange a visit please contact:

    Atena Papatraian, Lead Psychologist,

    If you have questions about the vacancy please contact:

    Dr Harriet Garrod, Interim Regional Director of Psychology South,

    Vicky Linstead, Recruitment Manager,

    Closing Date: 1st December 2019

    About Cygnet Health Care:

    Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Since then we have developed a wide range of services for individuals with mental health needs and learning disabilities within the UK. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care.

    Our expert and highly dedicated care team of 8800 employees empower 3000 individuals across 140 services to consistently make a positive difference to their lives, through service-user focused care and rehabilitation.


  • Location Information
  • Cygnet Churchill is a 53 bed high dependency inpatient rehabilitation service for men who have severe and enduring mental illness and who may have been detained under the Mental Health Act. Men often come to this service following multiple placement breakdowns, failed treatment programmes or stepping down from secure settings.

    Our recovery programme is delivered in a culture that balances risk management with therapeutic optimism, where men have the opportunity to learn and practice the skills they will need in a completely safe environment.


    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


  • Job Description
  • JDPS_Clinical_Psychologist_Churchill.doc

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