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Trainee Forensic Psychologist
Ref: CYG36577

Cygnet Hospital Bury Hudson, BL8 2BS
£32,000 - £40,000pa DOE
Full Time
Closing date
Wednesday 26 June 2024

We are currently recruiting a Trainee Forensic Psychologist to join our team at Cygnet Hospital Bury.

You will be joining our team on a full time, 40 hour per week basis working alongside our experienced Psychology department. 

Cygnet Hospital Bury Hudson:

Cygnet Bury Hudson Hospital   provides accommodation, treatment and support for men who have been diagnosed with severe mental health and  personality disorder needs. Our services provide a wide range of Medium and Low Secure (Forensic) including:

Two Medium Secure Wards
Two Low Secure Wards
Two Medium Secure Personality Disorder Wards

The Opportunity:

An exciting opportunity to join an established psychology team providing a clinical forensic psychological service to clients in a secure hospital setting. 

Working across the adult services. This will be to input into medium secure Personality Disorder services.

Our aim is to provide you with guidance and supervision to become a HCPC Registered Forensic Psychologist.

This role will involve working as part of a Psychology team working closely with Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Social Workers and Health Care Support Workers.

You will be providing highly specialist psychological assessments, formulations to inform treatment planning; and individual and group therapy. Within the MDT setting you will be expected to offer psychological insight and knowledge, and advise non-psychology staff on psychological principles and understanding of behaviours displayed by service users. In addition, you will be expected to formulate and implement psychological treatment, interventions and management plans for individual clients relating to their diagnosis and risks.

The post-holder will have a key role in the development of others and of the service. You will also have involvement in audit, policy, service development and the assessment and interpretation of outcomes.

You will have:

  • Approved MSc on Forensic Psychology 
  • Minimum one year’s experience of working within an adult forensic mental health setting or another forensic setting 
  • 12-18 months experience as an AP or Trainee Psychologist
  • Must be enrolled and working towards a HCPC recognised qualification in (i.e. Stage 2, PG Dip, or a Doctorate route).Those who have recently been successful in securing a place on one of these routes are encouraged to apply including those seeking a paid placement opportunity.

Why Cygnet? We'll offer you:

  •  Salary: £32,000 - £40,000pa (Depending on Qualification / Experience)
  • Support from a Qualified Psychologist (Clinical and Forensic), as well as onsite multi-disciplinary team
  • Learning and development opportunities e.g. the opportunity to facilitate highly specialist therapies
  • Internal and external CPD opportunities to include; workshops on risk assessments and therapeutic approaches
  • Opportunities to become involved in research
  • Expert clinical supervision and peer support with regular service line meetings
  • Employee discounts including NHS card
  • Free meals
  • Pension scheme

If you feel you have the right experience and skill set for this role, please click the APPLY button below. 

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