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Psychology Opportunities at Ty Catrin Hospital in Cardiff

Posted 22 days ago by Ty Catrin - Priory Group
Location Wales Job Type Permanent
Salary £45,000 - £60,000 Sector Clinical, Forensic

Psychology Opportunities at Ty Catrin Hospital in Cardiff

Clinical / Forensic Psychologist, 30 hours, Salary 45k-60k

(FTE) Depending on experience.

Clinical / Forensic Psychologist (Permanent)

Permanent Psychology Lead, 37.5 hours, Salary – 60k (FTE)

Ty Catrin is a low secure Hospital for males and females with a mental illness/disorder who require a medium-term placement and recovery-orientated specialist treatment in a single sex environment in order to progress on your care pathway towards habilitation and rehabilitation.

We believe that every activity and experience is useful and has a therapeutic value and has committed to this philosophy by providingflexible, well-resourced interventions in a modern, therapeutically driven service which offers both formal and informal therapeutic space.

The emphasis is firmly on the rehabilitation of patients at a pace which is both timely and takes into account individuals’ needs. The aim and expectation is that Ty Catrin will provide a turning point in the lives of all who spend time here through provision of evidence based, individualised therapies and interventions that promote patients’ progress towards more independent living.

We are currently looking to expand our psychology provision to provide an excellent clinical service to the patient group and are looking to recruit two key roles to join our Psychology department.

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Our vacancies are as follows:

Clinical / Forensic Psychologist, 30 hours, Salary 45k-60k

(FTE) Depending on experience.

​https://jobs.priorygroup.com/vacancies/52193/clinical_forensic_psychologist/

We are searching for an experienced Clinical/Forensic Psychologist who can lead in assessments and formulation to help determine the treatment needs of individual service users. Ideally you will have experience of working in secure environments and with complex challenging behaviours.

We are looking for applicants with a creative and compassionate approach, with the enthusiasm for improving the quality of life of our patients.


Permanent Psychology Lead, 37.5 hours, Salary – 60k (FTE)

Depending on Experience

​https://jobs.priorygroup.com/vacancies/51233/psychology_lead/

This is an exciting new role, at Ty Catrin that offers an experienced psychologist to step into a leadership and management position. The role will involve leading a team of psychologists to provide psychological services to men and women with forensic and mental health needs. The successful candidate will join the Senior Management Team to assist in making key decisions about the direction and running of the service. The Lead Psychologist will oversee the assessment and treatment of patients at the service, as well as having a caseload of patients. There will also be responsibilities in staff support, training, consultancy and research. You will have at least 5 years’ post-qualification experience, preferably in the forensic field. 

Key Duties for both roles:

  • Undertaking specialist structured, semi-structured, and standardised psychological assessments
  • Developing specialist psychological formulations based on assessments
  • Formulating plans with patients for psychological treatment
  • Implementing specialist psychological interventions for individuals and groups
  • Working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of Priory policies and procedures.
  • Providing support to staff in the form of reflective practice groups, and staff training.

Key Duties for the Lead Role

  • Line Managing a team of Psychologists, Psychology Assistants Psychology students
  • To have oversight of the psychological services provided to patients, and to ensure that patients receive appropriate care and treatment from an operational strategic perspective.
  • To attend numerous meetings forums and be a key stakeholder for the psychology department.
  • To assess the training and development needs of staff and recommend appropriate action.
  • *To be responsible for ensuring own clinical supervision in accordance with professional registration and to keep an up-to-date record of supervision received.

Relevant Experience Training

  • Has experience of working within mental health. Experience in Secure and/or Forensic Psychiatry is desirable.
  • Has training and experience in clinical and psychological psychometrics Has skills in individual and group work and in programme planning.
  • Has skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment to inform the psychological formulation and intervention.
  • Has well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, complex, highly technical and / or clinically sensitive information
  •  Has experience of representing psychology within the context of multi- disciplinary care.

If you are not local to the Cardiff area, but are successful following interview, we will be open to discussions regarding a relocation bonus to help cover the cost of your moving to the Cardiff area.

Please be advised that all candidates will require a HCPC qualification in order to be considered. Please state that you have this qualification when completing your application. Both 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.

Please see the job ads on our website for further details. Alternatively please email the HR team at Ty Catrin if you have any questions or queries. Our HR team is comprised of Vincent Thomas and Hayley Sellers, please email them at HRTyCatrin@priorygroup.com. Please make reference that you saw the advert on the BPS website.