Lead Psychologist

  • Job Reference: 00084729-1
  • Date Posted: 2 August 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: £50,000
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Are you an experienced senior Psychologist looking for a new challenge in a rewarding environment, where you can make a real difference? If so, then join the team at Sturt House in Surrey as a Lead Psychologist and enjoy support from a regional network of psychologists as you flourish in your career.

With experience from the NHS or the private sector as a senior or lead Psychologist, you will carry a caseload that includes assessing service users with complex needs and designing and delivering specialist psychological treatment within mental health care services.

As a Lead Psychologist, you will be responsible for individual and group interventions, diagnostic and cognitive assessments, MDT working and risk assessments. You will also support the clinical teams in creating reports with service users to increase engagement through interventions and developing new initiatives.

You'll lead the psychology department in providing a variety of therapeutic approaches to service users, including CBT, EMDR, and DBT, and will provide guidance, support and supervision to your team of psychologists and assistants, including responsibility for mentoring and their training (with support from our Learning & Development Team).

There is a strong emphasis on teamwork, supervision and CPD, with support from a regional network of Psychologists.

Your responsibilities:

Attendance and contribution to Clinical Leads and Hospital Governance Meetings
To support the provision of psychology services in a specified area, in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, and under the direction and supervison of a Senior/Principal/Consultant or Lead Psychologist.
Participate fully with the multidisciplinary team and ensure that the patient is fully engaged in their care pathway.
To support clinical team working, including both direct interventions and the delivery of staff training programmes.
To support the clinical team and area of service in developing new initiatives and ways of working.
To take a key role in Psychology service developments, providing an evidence-based approach to new clinical initiatives.
To maximises current opportunities to make improvements to the service area.
To participate in the recruitment of junior psychology staff as directed by the Lead Psychologist.
To support in the development and implementation of policies that enhance staff safety and risk management.
To work with internal and external agencies in order to enhance treatment pathways for patients.To be successful as a Lead Psychologist, you'll need

To be registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist and Charterable status with the British Psychological Society
Successful completion of a Doctorate level qualification in applied psychology either through the British Psychological Society or a recognised training body, enabling registration with the HCPC as as Practitioner Psychologist
Competence in assessing, formulating, and working therapeutically with service users
Ability to identify and proactively resolve problems and challenges within the service
Ability to supervise junior members of the team
Knowledge and understanding of working with trauma
Experience in working with people with complex needs that are relevant to the population in the service area
Competency in psychological assessments and formulation skills and an aptitude for learning new assessment methods
Competency in cognitive functioning/management tools and formulation
Experience in using a range of therapeutic interventions to address a range of clinical and/or forensic issuesWhat you will get:

Annual salary of £50,000 + Benefits
The equivalent 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 PackageThere 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.

The safety of our service users and colleagues is our priority and as such we encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

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