Trainee Forensic Psychologist
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Nield House, CW1 4QW
£29,500 - £31,000pa DOE
Full Time
Closing date
Sunday 14 July 2024

We are currently recruiting a Trainee Psychologist to join our team at Cygnet Nield House.

Working as part of an experienced Psychology team you will have support from our Head of Psychology (Forensic Psychologist) and fantastic Regional support which consists of Clinical and Forensic Psychologists as well as close working relationships with MDT Specialisms related to our patient’s needs.

Cygnet Nield House:

Cygnet Nield House in Crewe is our 29-bed mental health hospital for women.

Cygnet Nield House is split into two distinct wards, each offering specialist mental health services:

Clarion Ward, a 14 bed complex personality disorder service for women with a dual diagnosis of personality disorder and co-morbid disordered eating.
Compton Ward, a 15 bed acute service for women. The service provides a safe and stabilising environment for women who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness and require an emergency admission.

The Opportunity:

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

Our aim is to provide you with guidance and supervision to become a HCPC Registered 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, and 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 in Forensic Psychology 
  • Minimum one year’s experience of working within an adult mental health or forensic setting
  • Previous experience as an AP or Trainee Psychologist
  • Experience of working within an adult forensic mental health setting or another clinical setting 

Why Cygnet? We'll offer you:

  • Salary: £29,500 - £31,000pa DOE
  • Support from a Qualified Psychologist, 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

Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

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


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