Principle Psychologist

Elysium Healthcare
Competitive salary
15 Jul 2021
22 Jul 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Are you an experienced Principle Psychologist looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference and changes lives for the better? Join the team at Farmfield Hospital and enjoy support from a regional network of healthcare professionals.

You will be working 37.5 hours at Farmfield Hospital, which is a large purpose-built medium-secure service with good facilities. Working alongside a multidisciplinary team, you will provide care and support for adult men 18+ with a forensic background and enduring mental health illnesses such as personality disorder, substance misuse issues and behaviours that challenge.

Reporting to the Consultant or Lead Psychologist, you will be responsible for individual and group interventions, formulate plans and provide assessments based on psychological (and neuropsychological) tests, self-report measures, rating scales direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews.

As a Principle Psychologist, you will develop and manage group work programmes and innovative therapeutic approaches, ensuring appropriate outcome measures are in place and empower recovery to encourage engagement.

With experience from the NHS or private sector, you will be requested to design and deliver training, this will see you line manage qualified and in-training staff members in the assessment, formulation and case management of therapeutic work.

A range of training opportunities are available for psychologists that can see your career grow and you achieve your career aspirations.

Your responsibilities:
  • To support the systematic development and provision of psychology services in a specified area, in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, and under the direction and supervision of the Consultant or Lead Psychologist
  • To support the development of clinical team working, including development and implementation of local/corporate policies, and the delivery of staff training programmes
  • To support the clinical team and area of service in developing new initiatives and ways of working
  • To work with internal and external agencies to enhance treatment pathways for service users
  • Maintain and evidence standards of competence as defined by the HCPC and BPS

To be successful in this role, you'll need:
  • At least four years of experience working with people with complex needs
  • BPS accredited
  • HCPC Registered
  • Clinical therapy skills - Experience using CBT skills to address a range of clinical issues. Emerging awareness and knowledge base of other therapeutic approaches
  • Evidence of leadership skills in both clinical and organisational project work

What you will get:
  • Annual salary of £58,000
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 70 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is an opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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