Honorary Assistant Psychologist
Ref: CYG07429

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  • Location
  • Cygnet Aspen House, Manvers Road, Mexborough, Doncaster, S64 9EX
  • Salary
  • Voluntary (Expenses Paid)
  • Closing date
  • 12/12/2019
  • 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 House is a 20 bed service specialising in high dependency inpatient rehabilitation for women who have severe and enduring mental illness.

    The post will be 1 day per week (8 hours) Monday-Friday. 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.

    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 assistant psychologist and psychologist in various aspects of the inpatient work across the hospital. This may 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 psychologist. There is a strong focus on measurable outcomes, audits, and most importantly research to a publishable standard. Therefore, the successful candidate will be expected to be proficient in quantitative and/or qualitative analysis.

    The Opportunity:

    You will be working alongside a psychologist, assistant psychologist and other allied health professionals within the service.
    Supervision will be provided by the psychologist.
    There may be training opportunities to support professional development.
    You may be required to facilitate in the planning, delivery and evaluation of psychology provision, as directed and under supervision by the psychologist.
    You will be required to utilise research skills to assist in audit, research and service development as directed.
    You may be required to contribute to psychological assessments of service users by working with and reporting to the psychologist and the multi-disciplinary team.
    You may carry out psychological assessments, group and individual work with service users, under supervision, and to produce verbal and written feedback as required.
    You may be required to plan, implement and evaluate individual and group programmes in collaboration with other professionals, as directed and supervised by the psychologist.
    You may be asked to 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.


    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


    Closing date: 27/12/19

    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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