Overview

Location: Cygnet Hospital Stevenage, Graveley Rd, Stevenage, SG1 4YS
Salary: £27,250
Hours: Full Time, Mon-Fri, 37.5 hours, 8-4
Expected Start Date: ASAP
Closing date: 23/06/2024 (Please note, this vacancy may close prior to this date if a large number of applications are received)
Applications: Please attach a CV and Supporting Statement in a single attachment (word of PDF)
Interview Date: TBC

The Role: We are currently looking to employ a full time Assistant Psychologist to join our Psychology Department at Cygnet Hospital Stevenage. The successful candidate will join a team comprised of qualified, trainee, assistant and honorary psychologists and will work across a Female Acute ward.

We are seeking a strong candidate to support and enhance the psychological care of patients at the service by assisting the team with;

  • Assessments, scoring and reporting (verbal/written)
  • Clinical formulation and implementing care plans for psychological treatment
  • Planning, delivering and evaluating individual/group programmes
  • Administration, audit, research and service development

The Hospital: Cygnet Hospital Stevenage is mental health hospital consisting of six wards (male low and medium secure, two male PICUs, and two female acute’s). We achieved an overall ‘Good’ rating from a recent CQC inspection and we strive to work towards an outstanding rating.

The Package:

Competitive salary: £27,250

Career Development:

  • Access to regular clinical supervision
  • Access to in person or zoom CPD events
  • Access to the Assistant Psychology Development Programme (APDP): Cygnet offers an Assistant Psychology Development Programme (APDP) which is open to all Assistant (and Honorary Assistant) Psychologists across Cygnet Healthcare. The APDP is a (regional/national) structured development programme that aims to develop professional knowledge and in turn increase the quality of care that we provide to our service users. Members registered on the APDP benefit from:
    • A programme designed to run in parallel to individual and group supervision, provided at service level with a supervising Qualified Psychologist
    • Access to curriculum of exclusive online lectures prerecord by Cygnet Qualified Psychologists, addressing topics relevant to the role of an AP in order to build clinical knowledge. These lectures are spread across five modules including Clinical skills, Psychoeducation, Psychological approaches, Research skills and Career development.
    • The opportunity to attend a programme of live interactive workshops facilitated by Cygnet specialists, providing the opportunity for APs to discuss and explore topics related to Professional development, to facilitate reflective discussions, and encourage critical thinking.

Cygnet Benefits Package

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free life insurance
  • Share incentive plan
  • Free meals
  • Free Parking
  • Health cash plan (claim money back for health appointments, assessments and treatments such as dentists, physio’s; access to free private GP appointments etc)
  • Employee referral scheme. Recommend a friend to us and claim a cash reward for their successful hire.
  • NHS Discount Cards & Blue Light Card – includes big brand discounts.
  • Wellbeing centre with exercises, recipes, financial and mental health advice.
  • Enhanced Maternity Package

Stevenage Specific Benefits

  • Free circuit training sessions with a Personal Trainer,
  • Free access to hospital gym
  • Access to staff support coordinators

Job Reference: CYG36639

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