Head of Therapeutic Services

Job Title: Head of Therapeutic Services
Location: Bedford
Salary: £80,000 to £100,000 per year dependent on experience
Job Published: November 05, 2021 12:26

Job Description

Head of Therapeutic Services - £80,000 to £100,000 per year dependent on experience – 37.5 hours a week – Wyboston, Beds

Lakeside is a locked hospital providing assessment and treatment to individuals with Autism, Mental Health, Personality Disorder and Learning Disabilities. This service is in the process of developing new treatment pathways giving the opportunity for the successful applicant to contribute to a new and exciting service.

The fantastic opportunity has arisen for a proactive clinical leader to become Head of Therapies at Lakeside and shape the future service. You will be part of our Senior Management Team, joining the Hospital Director, Psychiatry and Managerial leads to work together to further evolve the service.

We want passionate and innovative individuals to apply who want to be a forefront of leading and developing innovative services for people with Autism, Learning Disabilities, Personality Disorder and Mental Health problems.

We are looking for a leader with experience in leading diverse teams and services, to ensure our existing psychology and occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and art therapy continue to grow and develop professionally. The successful candidate will be responsible for professional psychological practice and quality to ensure excellence in patient experience and outcomes, whilst contributing to and leading on areas of clinical quality and practice across the workforce. The Transforming Care Strategy is a key part of your role, as is working with CTR panels and Commissioning teams.

The successful candidate will have experience of working and providing expert supervision and consultation. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of a variety of models of consultation and have knowledge and experience of a number of different psychological and therapeutic modalities. The role will include the provision of professional supervision to senior psychological professionals and clinical supervision within the successful candidate’s area of expertise as well as managerial supervision to other therapy department leads. It is also expected that the post holder will undertake clinical work although with recognition of the management time requirement also.

The successful candidate will have a key role in developing and shaping the future of Lakeside clinical services, maintaining a local, national and international knowledge of positive practice in Therapy Services across the clinical areas.

The successful applicant will hold responsibility for clinical and operational leaderships in relation to clinical psychology, psychotherapy, psychological approaches and other therapeutic areas such as occupational therapy and speech and language.

Why join us at Lakeside:

  • DBS Check – we cover the cost of your DBS check and annual renewal
  • Duvet Days – get rewarded for coming into work with an extra day off for full attendance
  • Cycle to Work Scheme – a healthy way to travel to work
  • Wellbeing Support, Advice and Guidance – via our Employee Assistance Program though an online portal or over the telephone
  • Qualifications – we can support you to obtain a range of QCF’s during your employment
  • Staff Referral Scheme – earn £200 for referring a friend into a support worker position and £1,000 for a nurse position
  • Induction - We pay you to attend our comprehensive induction and on-going training
  • Accomplish Stars – All of our employees are stars in our eyes and do some amazing things each and every day. Our employees can be awarded with an Accomplish Star and each month, a star is rewarded with a fantastic prize
  • Long Service Awards – receive 2 weeks extra annual leave and 2 weeks’ pay for reaching 10 years’ service!
  • Refreshments - free drinks and meals on shift
  • Health Scheme – employees can opt into paying for a cash healthcare plan through their salary. This enables employees to claim back money towards general day to day healthcare such as opticians and dentists
  •  Relocation Package – If your dream role is just a little too far away, why not relocate and let accomplish offer some financial support to your move. We will pay up to £1,000 towards the cost of your relocation – terms and conditions apply

Submit an application today!

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Please note that we reserve the right to close the advert early if necessary.