The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Bury is the largest CAMHS in the country. It sits within the second largest mental health hospital in the U.K. and is formed by four different wards: a 10-bed mixed acute/general unit, a 12-bed mixed PICU and two low-secure female units (8-bed and 12-bed). Each unit has a dedicated psychologist who is responsible to provide evidence-based treatments to support adolescents aged 12 or above.
We are currently looking for a Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychologist to join our extraordinary team and help us to make the difference in the lives of the young people in our care. We are looking for someone passionate about young people and able to work in a dynamic environment that offers many opportunities to learn, research and innovate.
As part of your job, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of clinical presentations and severity in a very supportive and holistic environment. You will also attend our corporate induction that covers the basic aspects of your work here at Cygnet, in addition to the opportunity of attending CPD trainings.
Your duties will include:
- Assess young people needs, abilities or behaviours using a variety of methods, including psychometrics, interviews and direct observation of their behaviour;
- Devise and monitor evidence-based treatment programmes in both individual and group settings;
- Work as part of a multidisciplinary team alongside doctors, nurses, social workers, education professionals, health visitors, psychiatrists and occupational therapists;
- Offer therapy and treatments for issues relating to a range of mental health conditions;
- Develop and evaluate service provision for young people;
- Provide consultation to other professions, encouraging a psychological approach in their work;
- Counsel and support carers;
- Carry out applied research, adding to the evidence base of practice in a variety of healthcare settings;
- A corporate induction on company policies and basic duties;
- An individual induction on your role and expectations;
- Monthly individual clinical supervision by the Lead Psychologist;
- Monthly line management to support you toward your development;
- A wide range of company benefits including discounts, private insurance and extra holiday allowance;
- An additional day of annual leave for your birthday and one for you employment anniversary upon completion of the probationary period
- A valid psychology qualification and a three years of postgraduate training or doctorate in Psychology;
- A valid registration with the Health and Care Professions Council;
- Empathy and a person-centred approach to clients;
- The ability to recognise your own limitations and respond to difficult situations;
- The ability to apply your knowledge of academic psychology and research to clinical problems;
- The capacity to work in a self-motivated, independent way;
- Good communications and interpersonal skills in order to deal with people in distress;
- The ability to collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines
- Previous CAMHS experience or experience in forensic/secure settings;
- Understanding of Personality Difficulties and attachment or previous experience with this clinical group;
- EMDR training;
- Ability to work with complex traumas;
- DBT and CBT training;
Cygnet is a very inclusive workplace and we welcome applicants with various ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender, age and beliefs.
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