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Qualified Psychologist - 12 month FTC - Female PD
Ref: CYG35703

Derby, DE24 8WZ
£43,000 - £45,900pa DOE
Full Time
Closing date
Monday 15 April 2024

Are you an outstanding Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychologist with a passion for delivering high quality care? 

Cygnet 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 as part of a dynamic, supportive team. 

We need a Qualified Psychologist who’s passionate about helping people with a range of complex mental health needs.

You will join our team at Cygnet Hospital Derby on a 36hr per week basis covering a 12 month FTC working on our Female Personality Disorder ward.

This post would also suit a Newly Qualified Psychologist. 

We are looking for someone who is passionate about Trauma Informed Care.

Maximising positive outcomes & recovery for our patients– it’s a challenging, satisfying vocation.

At Cygnet, our perks go way beyond pension schemes and excellent professional development.

You’ll also enjoy shopping, travel and leisure discounts – as well as a range of healthcare and financial benefits – to support you to be happy both in and out of work.

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

Cygnet Hospital Derby:

Cygnet Hospital Derby provides low secure and mental health rehabilitation care based on the Recovery Model. Our integrated male care pathway includes Litchurch Ward, our low secure ward, and the Wyvern Unit, our mental health rehabilitation service. Alvaston Ward, our specialist female personality disorder service, is one of the leading services of its kind in the East and West Midlands.

Alvaston Ward:

Alvaston Ward is a 15 bed specialist low secure service for women with a primary diagnosis of emotionally unstable personality disorder and for those with a mental illness that may or may not be present with emotionally unstable personality disorder.

Your Day-to-Day…

  • You’ll be working 36 hours a week 
  • Work as a team Psychologist within a multidisciplinary team (MDT)
  • Carry out psychological assessments & provide therapy to individuals & groups
  • Collaboratively develop care plans with the MDT
  • Provide training & supervision to colleagues, & consultation to teams 
  • Evaluate the service, contribute to its development & carry out clinical research
  • Disseminate outcomes via conference presentations and publications.

We are looking for someone who is...

  • A HCPC registered Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychologist with experience in a clinical forensic or mental health setting
  • Preferably trained in at least one complex therapy for example Schema, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy, integrative psychotherapy, EMDR or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • 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.

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

  • Strong career progression opportunities into management roles 
  • Monthly reflective practice, & support with CPD opportunities
  • Expert clinical 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.

**Please note shortlisted applicants will be invited to a site based interview on Thursday 18th April 2024**

Join us!

In this role you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users & their families.

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