Trainee Forensic Psychlogist

Cygnet Health Care
Competitive salary
26 Apr 2021
05 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
We are currently recruiting a Trainee Forensic Psychologist to join our team at Cygnet Hospital Stevenage.

Cygnet Hospital Stevenage:

Cygnet Hospital Stevenage offers a range of secure mental health services for men and women in a purpose-built therapeutic environment where the focus is on maximising positive outcomes and recovery. Cygnet Hospital Stevenage provides a wide range of inpatient mental health services for men and women which includes two PICU wards, one acute ward and three secure wards.

The Opportunity...

An exciting opportunity to join an established psychology team providing a clinical forensic psychological service to clients in a secure hospital setting.

Our aim is to provide you with guidance and supervision to become a HCPC Registered Forensic Psychologist.

This role will involve working as part of a Psychology team working closely with Psychiatrists. Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Social Workers and Health Care Support Workers.

You will be providing highly specialist psychological assessments, formulations to inform treatment planning; and individual and group therapy. Within the MDT setting you will be expected to offer psychological insight and knowledge, and advise non-psychology staff on psychological principles and understanding of behaviours displayed by service users. In addition, you will be expected to formulate and implement psychological treatment, interventions and management plans for individual clients relating to their diagnosis and risks.

The post-holder will have a key role in the development of others and of the service. You will also have involvement in audit, policy, service development and the assessment and interpretation of outcomes.

You will have...
  • An upper-second class honours degree or higher in psychology.
  • Minimum one year's experience of working within an adult forensic mental health setting or another forensic setting e.g. prison.
  • Ideally completed the Stage 1 Qualification in Forensic Psychology (i.e. MSc)
  • Ideally already enrolled or will be enrolling (this year) on a HCPC recognised qualification in (i.e. Stage 2, PG Dip, or a Doctorate route).Those who have recently been successful in securing a place on one of these routes are encouraged to apply including those seeking a paid placement opportunity.

Why Cygnet? We'll offer you...
  • Salary: up to £25,000 (Depending on Qualification / Experience)
  • Support from a Qualified Psychologist (Clinical and Forensic), as well as onsite multi-disciplinary team
  • Learning and development opportunities e.g. the opportunity to facilitate highly specialist therapies
  • Internal and external CPD opportunities to include; workshops on risk assessments and therapeutic approaches
  • Opportunities to become involved in research
  • Expert clinical supervision and peer support with regular service line meetings
  • Employee discounts including NHS card
  • Free meals
  • Pension scheme

Interview Date: 17th May 2021

Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

What next?

Click the link to apply.

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