Qualified / Senior / Consultant Applied Psychologists

Job Title: Qualified / Senior / Consultant Applied Psychologists
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: York
Salary: £37,000 - £58,000 depending upon experience
Job Published: November 05, 2019 16:38

Job Description

Qualified / Senior / Consultant Applied Psychologists 

Reference PRI31852

Location Stockton Hall, The Village, Stockton-on-the-Forest, York, YO32 9UN

Priory Group Division Healthcare

Vacancy Type Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time 

Salary £37,000 - £58,000 depending upon experience

Hours 37.5

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. We enable our patients 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.

At Stockton Hall, we are well-known for producing positive clinical outcomes for highly complex patients. We provide a medium-secure care setting in which patients access a broad range of therapeutic interventions including one-to-one and group-based psychological treatment. Our service has produced excellent recovery results for patients, maximising their opportunity to progress to conditions of lower-security as safely and efficiently as possible.

If you are looking to join a dynamic, well-established Psychology Department within a successful and respected hospital, and wish to take your next meaningful steps within your psychology career, then we have an opportunity for you.

We are currently looking for two people to join our team of Forensic, Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, and would like to hear from passionate and innovative individuals who are capable of making significant contributions to our service whilst also developing their own clinical repertoire.  The grade and role of the posts will be tailored to the successful candidates' experience and interests, although particular consideration will be given to those who are interested in working with female patients or with personality disorder, and to those who are on the BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS) and have experience of providing supervision for Trainees who are working towards the Qualification in Forensic Psychology (Stage 2).

All members of the Psychology Department work with complex individuals who present with a range of mental disorders including mental illness, personality disorder, learning disability and autism spectrum disorder. With seven wards, 112 beds, and both male and female patients, our diverse population makes Stockton Hall a fulfilling and stimulating environment in which to work, and provides the opportunity to develop a broad range of clinical competencies as well as areas of clinical specialism.

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, Psychologists are involved in both assessment and treatment, including the use of structured risk assessment measures and individual and group-based interventions relating to needs such as sexual and violent offending, fire-setting and substance misuse. In addition to those which focus upon patients’ diagnoses and problem behaviours, the psychological pathways at Stockton Hall involve a range of transdiagnostic therapies that firmly place the patient at the centre of their care and treatment.  Current approaches used within individual therapy include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO-DBT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy and Systemic Therapy. Psychologists take a lead role in the development, delivery and evaluation of these evidence-based interventions, in order to comply with best-practice principles. Your role will also incorporate staff training, staff support, management of programmes, and supervision of members of staff including colleagues from within the Psychology Department.  Candidates who are wishing to apply for a Senior position will take on additional supervisory responsibilities as well as contributing to Departmental strategy, whilst Consultant Psychologists will also take a lead role in hospital-wide projects and in influencing and implementing change and best practice across the site.

Both successful applicants will have full registration as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Whilst post-qualification experience is advantageous, applications are also invited from newly qualified Psychologists. In either case, you will have the ability to apply psychological knowledge to a secure mental health setting, will be able to adopt a systematic approach and to respond flexibly to both the treatment requirements of mentally disordered individuals and the complexities associated with organisational settings.

For further information please contact Ian Wootton, Head of Psychology, on 01904 401812.

About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

Closing date 7/12/19