Psychologist - Glasgow




I am recruiting for a Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychologist to join the team at an independent hospital in Glasgow.   The service is a low secure forensic service which specialises in the assessment and treatment of people with a mental illness.   The hospital has an excellent reputation as a highly valued provider of care and the needs of service users are at the centre of all they do every single day.

In this role you will:

  • Provide a high-quality psychology service to adults presenting with enduring and wide-ranging complex psychological, emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team, providing a service for male and female adults that have histories of mental illness and psychological disorders who have been assigned a compulsory treatment order (CTO) or a compulsion order and restriction order (CORO)
  • Contribute psychological expertise to assist service development and policy change
  • Evaluate and make decisions about treatment options considering both theoretical and therapeutic models and factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or staff team and
  • Be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals, (and carers and families, where appropriate) including individual or group therapy using a variety of therapeutic models, as appropriate
  • Provide highly specialist assessments based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex psychological data
  • Choose administer, score, and interpret complex neuropsychological tests to assess function as an aid to diagnosis, management and treatment

For this post you must have:

  • Training in clinical or counselling or forensic psychology (usually equivalent to a doctoral level) which is recognised as providing eligibility for registration as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Experience of utilising a trauma informed orientation and practice with individuals
  • Experience of using psychological formulations to enhance the therapeutic milieu
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant psychological theories, approaches and ideas
  • The ability to build effective relationships with individuals who find relationships difficult due to illness or trauma
  • Competence in a range of assessment, formulation and therapeutic approaches
  • The ability to demonstrate an assessment and case formulation of a highly complex case
  • The ability to demonstrate excellent highly specialist therapeutic skills in work with complex cases

For more information on this role, which is a great opportunity to work for one of the biggest care companies in the UK who offer a great benefits package, please call Elite on 01604 879345.

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