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We don't just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn't exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort. So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.
Oaktree Manor is a low secure hospital providing care and treatment to adults (male and female) with a primary diagnosis of learning disabilities. Patients are all detained under the Mental Health Act and may have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD); challenging behaviours; dual diagnosis including mental health and personality disorders. We have six wards which provide safe and therapeutic environments for the patient group . Oaktree Manor is in Tendring which is near Clacton on Sea , Essex and has good travel links to nearby towns such as Ipswich, Colchester and also London.
Clinical and / or Forensic Psychologist roles involve:
- Providing psychological input within either our women's services or male Autism services by providing direct and indirect delivery of clinical psychology services, as part of routine assessment and treatment delivery.
- Providing a structured comprehensive DBT treatment programme.
- Working within our women's services, you should have knowledge and skills of clinical / forensic psychology as applied to this patient group. With appropriate supervision and support, you should be able to: develop and implement agreed clinical methods of working within the allocated Service; provide clinical supervision for assistant psychologists, as required; undertake training needs analysis and develop training packages for staff of other disciplines.
- Working within our men's autistic services, you should have knowledge and skills of clinical / forensic psychology as applied to this patient group. With appropriate supervision and support, you should be able to: develop and implement agreed clinical methods of working within the allocated Service; provide clinical supervision for assistant psychologists, as required; undertake training needs analysis and develop training packages for staff of other disciplines.
You should have good organisational ability and be able to work well within a structured assessment and treatment process. You will be an active member of a multi-disciplinary clinical team and participate fully in developing and providing services to patients.
To be successful as Clinical and / or Forensic Psychologist you'll need:
DBT experience is essential
Autism diagnostic experience preferred
Additional postgraduate qualification/ training
Registered (or eligible) Forensic or Clinical Psychologist with HCPC
Experience working in secure settings is highly desirable.
From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.
The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.
As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.
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.