Apply now

Psychotherapist - 12 month FTC
Ref: CYG36292

Derby, DE24 8WZ
£40,000 - £44,000pa DOE
Full Time
Closing date
Wednesday 5 June 2024

Are you an outstanding Psychotherapist 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 Psychotherapist who’s passionate about helping people with a range of complex mental health needs.

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

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…

  • Work as a team Psychotherapist within a multidisciplinary team (MDT)
  • Carry out psychological assessments & provide therapy to individuals & groups
  • Collaboratively develop care plans with the MDT
  • Evaluate the service, contribute to its development & carry out clinical research
  • Disseminate outcomes via conference presentations and publications.

Job Purpose:

  • To provide a psychotherapeutic service to wards at Cygnet Woking including assessment and formulation, therapeutic intervention, implementation and monitoring of outcomes
  • To offer a range of evidence based individual and group therapeutic interventions within the service
  • To provide reflective practice to staff so as to support service users from diverse backgrounds in building the life worth living by working to create a psychologically safe and trusting environment
  • To undertake service evaluation, audit and research as necessary
  • To contribute to service development through new, evidence-based initiatives
  • To work as an autonomous professional within (e.g. BPS/HCPC/BACP) guidelines and codes of conduct, and guided by principles and policies of the service, following and contributing to the development of service procedures.
  • To work within NICE guidelines

We are looking for someone who is...

  • Registered Psychotherapist – post graduate diploma level or equivalent
  • Experience working in secure settings
  • Experience of 1:1 work with individuals with complex needs
  • Experience of carrying out risk assessments including the HCR-20
  • Experience of delivering group based interventions
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Knowledge of therapeutic approaches e.g. ACT, Schema, CFT, attachment, CBT
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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.

Join us!

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

Location Information

To see detailed information about this location please click here 

What next?
If you care about making a difference – we want to talk to you.
Click the button to apply.

Job Description/Additional Documents