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Registered Clinical/Forensic Psychologist

Elysium Healthcare
  • Posted: 19 August 2020
  • Location: Thatcham
  • Salary: Band 7 Equivalent
If you are a Clinical/Forensic Psychologist, registered with the HCPC, who is looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference and changes lives for the better, then join the team at Thornford Park Hospital and enjoy support from a regional network of psychologists.

You will be working in an environment where there is a strong emphasis on teamwork and CPD, where you will have continuous access to a range of training opportunities to move your career forward.

You will be supporting people who have a primary diagnosis or mental health needs and/or a personality disorder across a variety of environments, including the Medium Secure services, Low Secure services, and Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

As a Registered Clinical/Forensic Psychologist, you will have experience of working in mental health and a strong motivation to work in forensic services. You will be responsible for providing consultation, assessment, and intervention across two wards.

From Psychologists, PBS Practitioners, Speech and Language Therapists to Art Therapists, Dramatherapists and Assistant Psychologists, you ll enjoy being part of the Department of Psychological Therapies team which consist of a variety of professionals with expertise in supporting people with a wide range of needs. These include offending behaviours, sex offending, trauma, substance abuse, personality disorders and enduring mental health needs.

Job Role - Registered Clinical/Forensic Psychologist
Location - Thatcham, Berkshire
Salary - Band 7 Equivalent
Hours - 37.5, Full-Time

*Applications from Newly Qualified Clinical/Forensic Psychologist will be considered.

Your responsibilities
+ Autonomous in managing your own caseload, which will involve working with complex service-users.
+ Providing both long & short-term work, which includes being able to undertake clinical assessments to determine clinical needs & treatment plans.
+ Maintaining monthly clinical supervision as well as regular line-management supervision
+ Providing clinical supervision to nursing staff/unqualified therapy staff as appropriate and facilitating in the provision of reflective practice.
+ Providing both written & verbal contributions to MDT & CPA process
+ Supporting the MDT in the development and review of care plans

What you will get
+ Competitive Annual salary (Band 7 Equivalent)
+ The equivalent of 33 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays) – plus your birthday off!
+Free meals on duty 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.

Where you will be working

Location: Thornford Park, Crookham Hill, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 8ET

You will be working at Thornford Park, a 130 bedded independent hospital that supports service users that require medium and low secure Forensic Mental Health Services. In addition to these services, there is also a PICU Mental Health Service.

The service provides a seamless internal care pathway supporting and empowering people in their recovery and rehabilitation.

Working alongside the multidisciplinary team, you will provide personalised assessment and treatment programmes for males with mental illness/complex care needs as well as those with a personality disorder and females and males in a PICU service.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care.

Each and every employee is valued and supported, as everyone has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is only with the dedication, passion and hard work from staff that excellent care programs that truly benefit the service users can be delivered.

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 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.

Job Information

  • Job Ref: 1286
  • Number of Vacancies: 1
  • Career Level: Allied Health Professional
  • Specialism: Mental Health
  • Working Hours: Full Time
  • Job Start Date: ASAP
  • Job Close Date: 19/09/2020
  • Ability to Drive: Required
  • Applicant Location: UK & EU Only
  • NMC Pin: Not Required
  • HCPC Qualification: Not Required
  • GMC Registration: Not Required