Head of Psychology Department and Regional Lead - South East

6 days left

Cygnet Health Care
Competitive salary
21 Jul 2021
31 Jul 2021
Role Type
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Are you an outstanding Psychology leader with a passion for delivering high quality care?

Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

With us, you'll have the chance to progress your career in a dynamic, supportive team.

We need a dedicated, accomplished Head of Psychology with excellent leadership skills to join our team at Cygnet Hospital Maidstone whilst supporting a number of sites across the South East region within the capacity of Regional Lead Psychologist.

8 Hours (0.2) 1 day per week Regional Lead and 32 Hours (0.8) Head of Psychology Maidstone.

Maximising positive outcomes & recovery for ourclients-it's a challenging, satisfying vocation.

So if you care about making a difference to people - every day - we want to hear from you.

Cygnet Hospital Maidstone:

Cygnet Hospital Maidstone is our state-of-the-art, 65 bed mental health facility for adults situated in the Kent Medical Campus in Maidstone.

Cygnet Hospital Maidstone is purpose built to meet the latest national specifications for improving mental health within a therapeutic environment. The hospital will provide an important and much-needed service for local patients from Kent.

Your Day-to-Day...
  • Lead the development, evaluation & management of the service
  • Manage, train, supervise & support team colleagues
  • Work as a team psychologist within a multidisciplinary team (MDT)
  • Ensure quality & compliance with internal & external standards & regulations
  • Provide expert knowledge & support within the service & to the wider clinical team
  • Carry out psychological assessments, develop care plans & provide therapy
  • Carry out clinical research & disseminate outcomes via presentations and publications.

We are looking for someone who is...
  • A HCPC registered Psychologist with demonstrable previous professional practice experience - Clinical, Counselling or Forensic
  • Preferably trained in complex therapies such as Schema focused, Cognitive Analytical and DBT
  • Minimum 3 years management and clinical supervision of staff experience.
  • Minimum 2 years in a Leadership position
  • An effective people, time & task managerwith excellent communication & leadership skills
  • Passionate about working with people with a range of complex mental health needs
  • Capable of treating difficulties such as self-harm, physical & verbal aggression, history of sexual offending and drug & alcohol problems
  • Knowledgeable aboutrisk management, legislation & its impact on service provision.

Why Cygnet? We'll offer you...
  • Strong career progression opportunities
  • Monthly reflective practice, & support with CPD opportunities
  • Expert supervision & peer support
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • "Cycle to work" scheme & employee discount saving.

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

Ready to make a positive change?

Please click on the 'apply now' link below.

Join us!

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