Clinical Psychologist

Kendal, Cumbria
Annual salary of up to £65,000 (DoE)
21 Jun 2022
19 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time


You're an experienced Clinical Psychologist, looking for a new rewarding opportunity where you can make a difference and change lives for the better. What better place to do it than in the stunningly beautiful area of the Lake District?  

Working between two of our Learning Disability sites - Ann House in Kendal, and Gregory House in Workington - as a Clinical Psychologist and you'll also get to enjoy support from a regional network of Clinical and Forensic Psychologists. 

With the option to work from home one day a week to complete paperwork, and splitting your time between the two sites the rest of the week, there's flexibility and diversity in this role that would suit someone looking to break free from the confines of a single environment and fixed routine. As you might have guessed, access to a vehicle and a UK driving licence is a must for this role.    

The two services that you'll work at are specialist services for people with learning disabilities and autism, mental health needs and/or challenging behaviours. You'll provide care and support to allow people to be as independent as possible with the long-term aim of people moving onto a more independent living setting.

Reporting to the Regional Service Lead, you will be responsible for individual and group interventions, diagnostic and cognitive assessments, MDT working and risk assessments. You will also facilitate staff reflective practice sessions and be requested to design and deliver training.

As a Clinical Psychologist, you will have experience and knowledge in carrying a service user’s caseload, including assessing complex needs and designing and delivering specialist psychological treatments to support their care plans.

If you're considering relocation to the area for this role, get in touch. For the right candidate we may be able to assist with some of your relocation costs.  

Your responsibilities:

Be accountable for the formulation, delivery and evaluation of the psychological assessment and treatment pathway of these service users. To provide this service within specified timescales depending on the service user’s presentation.
Assist the nursing team with FACE risk assessments as required and ensure these are updated within required time scales.
Contribute to the Positive Behavioural Support approach used, contributing to functional behaviour analysis, data analysis, formulations and implementing interventions in conjunction with the Positive Behaviour Support lead.
Contribute to the development of group work programmes with the North region psychology services and LD and ASD psychology services.

To be successful as a Clinical Psychologist, you'll need:

BPS recognised psychology degrees.
HCPC Registration.
Knowledge and experience of working within a Positive Behaviour Support Approach model

What you will get:

Annual salary of up to £65,000 (DoE)
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.

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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.

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.