Clinical Psychologist - Men's Low Secure and Locked IPU

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist - Men's Low Secure and Locked IPU
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Northamptonshire
Salary: £41,000 to £48,000 (dependent on experience) plus benefits
Job Published: January 18, 2019 16:06

Job Description

Role: Clinical Psychologist - HCPC Registered

Location: Northampton

Grade: Band 8a / Expert

Salary: £41,000 to £48,000 (dependent on experience) plus benefits

Hours: Full Time 37.5 hours per week

This excellent opportunity is to join the Men’s Low Secure and Locked Integrated Practice Unit (IPU), a service looking to transform the way we approach care and improve the standards of care and treatment we provide. This role will help provide value based healthcare and focus on the recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration of service users into the community.

One recent exciting development within the Charity’s restructuring to form IPU’s was that many Psychologists were promoted to Clinical Lead positions, demonstrating both the value of Psychology within the Charity, but also the ability to develop skills and progress.

Working at St Andrew’s Healthcare

A top 20 UK charity, St Andrew’s is a unique provider of specialist care in mental health and learning disability. Our independence means we can always put patients’ interests at the heart of decision making, while re-investing surpluses in frontline services. Our reorganisation into IPU’s means that our patients will consistently get the best possible outcomes that are important to their recovery, and that local teams gain more control and responsibility for the patients with whom they work, by focusing interventions to achieve these outcomes most effectively.

Your role with us  

You will have the opportunity to apply specialist psychological skills in the assessment, formulation and treatment of individuals with complex mental disorders. An important aspect of your role will be developing recovery oriented mental health practice to support the patient group you will be working with. You will also need to understand and be able to apply forensic models to treat and manage risk where appropriate.

You will have provision of an Assistant Psychologist will be part of a team of 5 within our IPU.  St Andrews has an excellent record of providing opportunities for research, training and continuing professional development and you will have the opportunity to take part in and contribute to this.

Your profile

You need to be HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist (eligible for BPS Chartership) and looking to develop your skills and knowledge, with a specific focus on recovery and community re-integration.

You will be proficient in using a range of clinical assessment methods, developing formulations, using CBT or other appropriate evidence based therapies, evaluating interventions and using research. You will also have experience of using and providing supervision, consulting to and with multidisciplinary teams, and teaching/ training staff.

Experience of working with a range of mental health problems, especially psychosis is essential. Experience of working with forensic patients is desirable but not essential.


We offer excellent benefits including pension, sickness policy on par with NHS, 35 days holiday, life cover, free parking, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers & access to vocational qualifications.

Closing date:  24th February 2019

Interviews will take place on 4th or 5th March 2019.