Chartered Psychologist

Job Title: Chartered Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Darlington
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Job Published: December 21, 2016 14:42

Job Description

Location: Priory Hospital Middleton St George, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1TS

Vacancy Type: Permanent - Full Time

Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum

Hours: 37.5 per week

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

The Priory Hospital Middleton St George provides specialist inpatient care for people, of adult working age, with mental health needs who present with complex needs and behaviours that challenge, in a safe and supportive environment. The hospital has 73 beds across five wards delivering individual treatment programmes for:

  • High dependency rehabilitation for both males and females with challenging and complex needs
  • Two Specialist DBT treatment units for female personality disorder
  • Mixed 24/7 acute admission, assessment and treatment unit which also provides an inpatient detox service

We also have a small community step-down house in Darlington town centre, for males with challenging and complex needs.

The Priory Hospital Middleton St George  is rated as Good overall by the Care Quality Commission, with each of the 5 key areas of inspection all individually rated as Good.

This is a full time permanent role with a salary of up to £45,000 per annum (depending upon experience and qualifications).

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Clinical or Forensic Psychologist to join our established department. The successful candidate will contribute to all aspects of psychological services.

Under the line management of the Head of Psychology, you will identify and deliver evidence based assessments, formulations and treatment, contributing to the effective risk management and recovery of the patients in our care.  The successful candidate will be expected to take an active role in promoting and developing psychological services.  The individual will be a positive culture carrier, working effectively and supportively within teams, inspiring and promoting effective change. This post will suit someone who enjoys direct clinical contact, working alongside patients detained under the Mental Health Act, who present with a range of complex needs, including mental illness, personality disorders, cognitive deficits, self harming behaviours and offending histories.

You will possess excellent clinical and communication skills and a track record of successful working with colleagues from other professions within a psychiatric setting.

Successful candidates will be eligible or hold Chartered Status with the BPS and Registered as a Clinical and / or Forensic Psychologist with the HCPC.

You will have post qualification experience working in secure or locked rehabilitation settings. Additionally, the successful candidate will posses knowledge of the theory and practice of specialist, evidence based psychological therapy relevant to the specific patient group.

What We'd Like to Give You:

  • A competitive salary
  • Disclosure check cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra day’s annual leave
  • Free on-site parking
  • Complimentary Access to our on-site gymnasium
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • SMART Childcare Vouchers
  • SMART Pension option
  • Local rewards and recognition programme open to all colleagues
  • Excellent staff break facilities in our bespoke new staff lounge

To find out more about the role please contact Pamela Henderson, Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist / Head of Psychology, on 01325 333192.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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