Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Diss
Salary: Circa £45,000 depending on experience
Job Published: July 10, 2019 11:15

Job Description

Clinical Psychologist

Reference: PRI29134

Location: St John's House, St John's House, Lion Road, Palgrave, IP22 1BA

Priory Group Division: Healthcare

Vacancy: Type Permanent - Full Time

Salary: Circa £45000 depending on experience

Hours 37.5 hrs p/wk

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check for all successful applicants.

Our service is based on the Norfolk/Suffolk border and provides a range of assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and specialist residential services to over 90 adults with a learning disability in a range of different environments suited to their individual needs including medium, low secure and rehabilitation.

In addition to a learning disability, many of our patients have complex needs including forensic histories, mental illness, ASC and Personality Disorders. Most patients are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.

We require a Clinical or Forensic Psychologist to help develop the male secure services rehabilitation ward and join our enthusiastic and supportive department to provide a range of assessment formulation, individual and group treatment, working closely with the Multi-disciplinary teams. We use a range of approaches including CBT, CAT and Mindfulness, depending on patient need and staff expertise. However, there is a particular emphasis on Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and the applicant should have a strong interest in working with this approach. Training will be provided where necessary.

In addition, the post holder will play a key part in risk assessment and management and provide staff support training and supervision.

Our service strongly encourages research and CPD.

Applications from Counselling Psychologists with the necessary skills and experience will also be considered, as will those seeking part time or flexible working.

For further information please contact Simon Botting, Clinical Programmes Director and Head of Department.  Telephone: 01379 742634. Mobile: 07464677783. Email:

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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.