Posting date: 06 January 2022
Salary: £19,600 per year
Additional salary information: + Benefits
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 05 February 2022
Location: Exeter, Devon, EX1 3PZ
Company: Elysium Healthcare
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 391
Working in healthcare is more than just a job. It's a chance to change lives. Join the team at Pinhoe View as an Assistant Psychologist and help people with mental health conditions live a bright and fulfilled lives.
Working 37.5 hours a week on a 12 month fixed contract, you will work alongside the multidisciplinary team at Pinhoe View, a modern acute female inpatient hospital in Exeter. You'll be a part of a culture that is committed to instilling a holistic approach to healthcare, and where psychological assessment, formulation and intervention are viewed as central to the recovery of service users.
You will provide support to Registered Psychologists, assisting with psychological assessments, which may include a range of psychometric tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with service users and the wider team.
As an Assistant Psychologist, you will enjoy a balance of approximately 60% direct clinical activity and 40% indirect clinical activity. This will see you will create a job plan to manage your main duties, with support and supervision from a Registered Clinical Psychologist
You will assist in the formulation and delivery of care plans, which include psychological treatment and/or management of a client's conditions, and will coordinate and support therapeutic group sessions.
Under the supervision of Registered Psychologists, you will provide written and verbal feedback regarding the outcome of psychological assessments and formulations.
You will assist in clinically related administration, conduct of audits, collection of statistics, evidence-based literature and research projects and prepare and deliver a range of presentations, written reports and training to the psychological services department.
You will be working for a company that will help you to develop and achieve your goals to become the best you can be. With regular supervision from a Registered Psychologist and a range of CPD and training opportunities, you'll see your career grow as you achieve your aspirations.
Assist in the development of a psychological framework of understanding and care to all service users of the service
Attend and contribute to appropriate multi-disciplinary meetings
Assist in the design and implementation of audit, effectiveness and research projects
Prepare test materials and visual aids as required and maintain stock
Analysis of a range of psychometric packages
Deliver protocol-based psychological and therapeutic support to individuals and groups
To be successful in this role, you'll need
Undergraduate Psychology Degree (Minimum 2:2)
Eligibility for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society
Excellent clinical and research skills as you will support clinicians in sharing their research and training ideas
Experience in clinical audit and/or service evaluation is desirable
Knowledge of psychological assessment and formulation
Knowledge of a range of mental health conditions including complex trauma, depression, anxiety and psychosis
Knowledge of common therapeutic models, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and/or Compassion-Focused Therapy
An integrative approach to psychological intervention, underpinned by the bio-psycho-social model of mental healthcare
What you will get
Annual salary of £19,600
The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
Free meals and parking
Wellbeing support and activities
Career development and training
Enhanced Maternity Package
There are also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers and much more.
About your next employer:
You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 80 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is an opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.
Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.