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Lead HCPC Clinical / Forensic Psychologist

Job Description

Role: HCPC Forensic/ Clinical Lead Psychologist
Location: Surrey
Job: Perm
Salary: Up to 55k depending on experience

SCS Recruitment Agency are looking for an experienced HCPC Lead Clinical/Forensic or Counselling Psychologist for a permanent role in Walton On Thames Surrey

As a Lead Psychologist, you will be responsible for individual and group interventions, diagnostic and cognitive assessments, MDT working and risk assessments. You will also support the clinical teams in creating reports with service users to increase engagement through interventions and developing new initiatives.
You'll lead the psychology department in providing a variety of therapeutic approaches to service users, including CBT, EMDR, and DBT, and will provide guidance, support and supervision to your team of psychologists and assistants, including responsibility for mentoring and their training.

Your responsibilities:

  • Attendance and contribution to Clinical Leads and Hospital Governance Meetings
  • To support the provision of psychology services in a specified area, in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, and under the direction and supervision of a Senior/Principal/Consultant or Lead Psychologist.
  • Participate fully with the multidisciplinary team and ensure that the patient is fully engaged in their care pathway.
  • To support clinical team working, including both direct interventions and the delivery of staff training programmes.
  • To support the clinical team and area of service in developing new initiatives and ways of working.
  • To maximises current opportunities to make improvements to the service area.
  • To participate in the recruitment of junior psychology staff as directed by the Lead Psychologist.
  • To support in the development and implementation of policies that enhance staff safety and risk management.

To be successful as a Lead Psychologist, you'll need

  • To be registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist and Charterable status with the British Psychological Society
  • Successful completion of a Doctorate level qualification in applied psychology either through the British Psychological Society or a recognised training body, enabling registration with the HCPC as as Practitioner Psychologist
  • Competence in assessing, formulating, and working therapeutically with service users
  • Ability to identify and proactively resolve problems and challenges within the service
  • Ability to supervise junior members of the team
  • Knowledge and understanding of working with trauma
  • Experience in working with people with complex needs that are relevant to the population in the service area
  • Competency in psychological assessments and formulation skills and an aptitude for learning new assessment methods
  • Competency in cognitive functioning/management tools and formulation

What you will get:

  • Annual salary of £50,000 + Benefits
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and parking
  • Pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check and much more.

To find out more information or arrange an interview please email your CV to or call Cheyenne on 01772 208962

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