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Clinical Psychologist

We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist to provide a range of high level clinical psychology service at a senior level, engaging in implementing a range of programmes on patient experience, clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, research, supervision and training. Newly qualified clinical psychologists will be considered for this role but at a lower, but competitive, grade.

Up to £45,000 (Dependent on Experience); together with an excellent training programme and a commitment to ongoing personal development. Full time, 37.5 hrs per week.


Job Description

The post holder will contribute to the provision of a high-quality specialist clinical psychology service for people with Learning Disability, Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) with comorbid complex mental health problems and distressed behaviours. You will join our dedicated multi-disciplinary team (MDT) and contribute to the development, delivery and evaluation of person-centred clinical programmes with emphasis on Positive Behaviour Support framework.

Work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the governance of psychological practice in our hospital. Clinical responsibilities will include assessment, formulation, direct and indirect intervention and treatment programmes for patients at Cawston Park, supervision, training and consultancy.

The post holder will be responsible for risk assessments, supervise and support the psychological assessment and intervention provided by trainee psychologists, assistant psychologists and other clinical members of the team who provide psychologically based care and treatment.

Will be required to contribute specialist psychological skills and advice in the design and implementation of strategic planning, organisational and service developments, and staff training at Cawston Park.

You will be expected to apply research and training skills and knowledge to clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, policy and service development, research activity and to participate actively in the hospital’s Person-Centred Care and Positive Behaviour Support programmes.


Candidate Requirements

You will possess a Doctorate degree (or its equivalent if trained prior to 1996) in clinical psychology, accredited by BPS.

Be a supervisor of doctoral programme clinical psychology trainees or willing to undertake training.

Registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Working as a qualified clinical psychologist (Band 7 or 8A) and able to evidence appropriate knowledge and experience in LD/ ASD to enable the post holder to clinically supervise trainee clinical psychologist.

Skilled in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management.

Doctorate level knowledge of research methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis. Knowledge of Mental health legislation within specialist clinical context – MHA, MCA. Evidence of CPD as recommended by the BPS.


About us

Cawston Park Hospital is a private independent hospital based in Cawston in North Norfolk, near to the villages of Aylsham and Reepham. The Hospital provides assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services. We have three main units which offer support in both locked and open rehabilitation. The units support people with learning disabilities who are experiencing distressed behaviour. We have a number of single bespoke service provisions for people who find living with others difficult, together with flats where we support people to improve their independent skills prior to discharge.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to developing our staff.

We positively encourage applications regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief and age.

All Appointments are subject to an acceptable enhanced Disclosure and Barring disclosure.

Jeesal Group
Cawston Park Hospital
Occupational fields: 
Fields of study: 
Psychology / Philosophy
Employment type: 
Full time
Up to £45,000 (Dependent on Experience)
Required degree level: 
Closing date: 
Friday, 29 March, 2019