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Lead Psychologist in Exeter

... If you are an experienced psychologist who is looking for a rewarding career, where you can make a difference and changes lives for the better, then join the team at Wellesley Hospital and enjoy support from a...

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If you are an experienced psychologist who is looking for a rewarding career, where you can make a difference and changes lives for the better, then join the team at Wellesley Hospital and enjoy support from a regional network of psychologists.

Propel your career as you join the Wellesley Hospital team as a Lead Psychologist working across medium secure and low secure service for men and women. This includes the development of a ‘blended’ model for women’s services including a DBT informed service and whilst having training in this therapy would be an advantage, full training can be provided.
You will be working in an environment where there is a strong emphasis on teamwork and CPD, where you will have access to a range of training opportunities to move your career forward.

Reporting directly to the Hospital Clinical Director, you will be responsible for individual and group interventions, diagnostic and cognitive assessments, MDT working, risk assessments, facilitate staff reflective practice sessions and will be requested to design and deliver training.

Working alongside a multidisciplinary team, you will be responsible for the systematic development and provision of psychology services at Wellesley Hospital. You will support and develop a team of qualified and in-training Psychologists, providing supervision within a clinical environment. 

As a Lead Psychologist, you will have experience in managing a psychology department/staff team, of carrying a clinical caseload, including assessing those with complex needs, and designing and delivering specialist psychological treatment within mental health care services.

Role - Lead Psychologist 
Location - Wellington, Somerset 
Salary - £70,000 (depending on experience)
Hours - 37.5, Full-Time 

Your responsibilities
  • Provide/supervise highly developed specialist psychological assessments of service users based upon the appropriate use.
  • Interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological (and neuropsychological) tests.
  • Rating scale direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with service users, family members and others involved in the service users care.
  • Formulate plans, either directly or through supervision, for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a service users mental health/behavioural needs based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the service users needs, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings.
  • To be responsible for implementing, overseeing and developing a range of highly specialist psychological interventions for individuals within and across teams employed individually and in synthesis, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses.
  • Directly, or through the provision of supervision, to make highly skilled evaluations and decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.
  • To develop and oversee (group work) programmes and innovative therapeutic approaches. 
To be successful in this role, you will:
  • You will maintain both HCPS and BPS registrations.
  • Possess advanced levels of skills and competence in assessing, formulating and working therapeutically with those in a secure forensic service.
  • Have a high-level ability to communicate effectively at both written and oral level complex and sensitive information, taking into account the recipients.
  • Have an up to date knowledge of legislation and its implications for the profession and the client groups we work with.
  • Be able to identify and proactive resolve problems and challenges within the service. 
  • UK driving licence 
What you will get:
  • Annual salary up to £70,000
  • 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 Package
There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing and much more. 
Where you will be working:

: Westpark 26, Chelston, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 9FF
Join the multidisciplinary team at Wellesley Hospital providing care to men and women with mental health conditions in a modern and purpose-built hospital with low and medium secure environments.

Wellesley Hospital is conveniently located near Wellington, close to the M5 and commutable from Taunton, Exeter, Yeovil and surrounding areas.

About your next employer:
You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. 

Each and every employee is valued and supported, as everyone has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is only with the dedication, passion and hard work from staff that excellent care programs that truly benefit the service users can be delivered.

With a network of over 70 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is 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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Type of Contract
Graduate Jobs
Type of Job
Health / Medical
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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