Clinical/Forensic Psychologist - Female Personality Disorder
Ref: CYG07870


  • Location
  • Cygnet Derby, 100 London Road, Derby, DE24 8WZ
  • Salary
  • £30,000 - £40,000pa DOE
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 30/01/2020
  • 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.

    Cygnet Derby:

    Cygnet Hospital Derby provides low secure and mental health rehabilitation care based on the Recovery Model. Our integrated male care pathway includes Litchurch Ward, our low secure ward, and the Wyvern Unit, our mental health rehabilitation service. Alvaston Ward, our specialist female personality disorder service, is one of the leading services of its kind in the East and West Midlands.

    The Role:

    A Vacancy has arisen for a Clinical or Forensic Psychologist to practice mainly but not exclusively on Alvaston Ward Female Low Secure Personality Disorder Service.

    The ward emphasises Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Schema Therapy models of psychological intervention and clinical approach.

    The candidate must be committed to their own and staff development and to the mentoring of students of all disciplines and ensuring induction, supervision and appraisal processes occur.

    The successful applicant will be responsible for the delivery, supervision and evaluation of individual and group-based psychological interventions with service users on Alvaston Ward.  

    This is a rare opportunity to be part of a dynamic and highly skilled MDT in a purpose built environment.

    The MDT includes: - Social Work Service, Occupational Therapy Service and a Substance Misuse Practitioner as well as Medical and Nursing Staff.

    **Please note this is a full time, 40 hours per week post however we will consider Part Time, 32hours per wek for the right candidate**

    If you want to make a difference and ensure people can achieve their goals and get the most out of life, then please read on...

    You will ensure the systematic provision of a high quality psychological service to Danshell's Midlands services and work autonomously within professional guidelines while exercising responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service/team. 

    A major requirement of the job is to act as a highly specialist resource to the wider professional community and to carry out audit, policy and service development and research activities and/or programs.  To propose and implement policy and service development changes within Danshell as served by the team/service.

    Some of the benefits of this role include:

    • 33 days annual leave
    • Fully paid training
    • Paid DBS
    • Free parking
    • Courtesy meals and refreshments whilst on shift
    • Shopping and entertainment discount scheme (over 800 retailers)
    • Cycle to Work scheme
    • Opportunities to progress and develop

    All successful applicants will be required to become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) in respect of regulated work with protected adults and regulated work with children. A PVG certificate contains all unspent and certain spent conviction information. It also contains any other non-conviction information that the police or other

    government bodies think is relevant. Disclosure Scotland continually monitor PVG scheme members' records for vetting information including criminal convictions that may affect their suitability to work with vulnerable groups.

  • Location Information
  • Cygnet Hospital Derby provides low secure and mental health rehabilitation care based on the Recovery Model. Our integrated male care pathway includes Litchurch Ward, our low secure ward, and the Wyvern Unit, our mental health rehabilitation service. Alvaston Ward, our specialist female personality disorder service, is one of the leading services of its kind in the East and West Midlands.

    Service users have access to external secure courtyards, and therapy and leisure facilities, including a fully equipped gym, art room, IT classroom and therapy kitchen, which contribute to a comprehensive package of care. Cygnet Hospital Derby is built to low secure specifications.

     

    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
  • Clinical_Psychologist_Job_Description_Updated_13th_Nov_2019.doc

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