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Date Added: Wed 08/03/2023

Clinical/Forensic Psychologist

Wellington, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, PartTime

Salary: £55000 annually

Are you an experienced Clinical/Forensic Psychologist looking for a rewarding career, where you can make a difference and change lives for the better? If so, join the team at Wellesley Hospital and enjoy support from a regional network of psychologists.

This post would suit someone who is passionate about working with people with complex needs, especially around risk and trauma. You'll be part of an environment where there is good access to resources and the opportunity to deliver longer term therapy if needed. If you are more recently qualified or else looking to develop your skills in a new area, we offer a containing environment with good training opportunities and regular clinical supervision

Situated in Wellington, Wellesley Hospital is surrounded by the beautiful Somerset countryside, with close access to beaches and only 30 minutes' drive from Bristol and Exeter. We provide care to men and women with mental health conditions in a modern and purpose-built hospital with low and medium secure environments.

As a registered Psychologist you will be working as part of an enthusiastic psychology department comprising Clinical and Forensic Psychologists, specialist workers, trainees and assistants. Overseeing the psychology provision into the Women's service, you'll be a part of an environment where there is a strong emphasis on teamwork and positive risk taking. You will be given the necessary support and training in managing a clinical caseload. You will assess complex needs and design and deliver specialist psychological treatments to support collaborative working and recovery. This will include undertaking risk assessments, psychometric assessments, individual and group interventions. You will also facilitate staff reflective practice sessions, deliver training, provide supervision and undertake research.

Experience in delivering trauma focussed work and DBT would be an advantage, however full training can be provided. For informal discussion about the post please contact the lead psychologist (#removed#). We would be happy to consider Qualified Psychologists with existing experience in this field.

Your responsibilities:

  • Participate fully with the multidisciplinary team and promote collaborative working with clients throughout their care.  
  • Support clinical team working, including direct interventions, consultation and the delivery of staff training programmes. 
  • Support the clinical team and service in developing new initiatives and ways of working. 
  • Work with internal and external agencies to enhance treatment pathways.
  • Supervise members of the psychology department and other professionals as required. 

To be successful in this role, you'll need:

  • British Psychological Society or a recognised training body qualification.
  • Registration with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist and Charterable status with the British Psychological Society.
  • A passion for working with clients with complex needs.
  • Experience of using psychological models and theories to address a range of clinical issues.

What you will get:  

  • Annual salary of up to £55,000 depending on experience
  • A minimum of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off
  • Options for part time working can be considered
  • 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, holiday financing 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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