Principal Clinical Psychologist

NHS

Job Description

Are passionate about creating meaningful change with some of the most vulnerable people in society? If so, then join the team as a Principal Clinical Psychologist at Wellesley Hospital.

You’ll be part of an environment that has a strong emphasis on teamwork, and where there is good access to training resources and the opportunity to deliver longer-term therapy.

Working 37.5 hours a week, you will join the team at Wellesley Hospital in Wellington, which is surrounded by the beautiful Somerset countryside, with close access to beaches and only 30 minutes drive from Bristol and Exeter. The service provides care to men and women with mental health conditions in a modern and purpose-built hospital with low and medium secure environments.

Working as part of a vibrant and enthusiastic psychology department, you will collaboratively provide risk assessments, psychometric assessments, individual and group interventions. You will also facilitate staff reflective practice sessions, deliver training, provide supervision and undertake research.

As a Clinical Psychologist, you will have experience in managing a clinical caseload, including assessing complex needs and designing and delivering specialist psychological treatments to support collaborative working and recovery.

You will have previous experience in delivering trauma focussed work, with DBT being desirable, however, full training will be provided.

Recently qualified Psychologists with a clear passion for working in this field and part-time applications will be considered.

Your responsibilities:

  • Participate fully with the multidisciplinary team and promote collaborative working with service users throughout their care
  • Support clinical team working, including direct interventions, consultation and the delivery of staff training programmes
  • Support the clinical team and service in developing new initiatives and ways of working
  • Work with internal and external agencies to enhance treatment pathways
  • Supervise members of the psychology department and other professionals

To be successful in this role, you'll need:

  • British Psychological Society or a recognised training body qualification
  • Registration with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist and Charterable status with the British Psychological Society
  • At least 2 years’ experience of working with people with complex needs. Applications from candidates with less experience but clear interest in this area may be considered
  • Experience in using psychological models and theories to address a range of clinical matters

What you will get:

  • Annual salary of up to £62,000 depending on experience
  • A minimum of 33 days annual leave plus your birthday off
  • Free meals 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 and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 80 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is an 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.

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