Cygnet is one of the UK’s largest provider of specialist services in education, mental health rehabilitation and learning disabilities, is looking for a dedicated, caring individual to join the company as a Psychologist. We work in close partnership with the National Health Service, providing a step down service for NHS patients detained in secure facilities or acute settings. Cygnet emphasis on intensive psychiatric rehabilitation provides clients with a step-by-step programme to return to the community or suitable long-term placement.
Sherwood House hospital is a 30 bed hospital specialising in psychiatric mental health rehabilitation for men. It provides state-of-the-art facilities and a multi-disciplinary treatment programme designed to assist service users with their return to independent living. The buildings have been designed with rehabilitation in mind allowing a dynamic flow for patients with easy access to the multi-disciplinary team (MDT). The service has a dedicated clinical team to provide a multi-disciplinary input including occupational therapy, psychology, psychiatry and vocational training
You will be an enthusiastic and committed Clinical/Forensic Psychologist joining a progressive Multi-Disciplinary team providing a high quality psychology service for men with severe and enduring mental health needs within an in-patient setting. The successful candidate will ideally have experience in a comprehensive range of psychological therapies, risk assessment, training and supervision. The candidate will also be expected to take a lead in the design and implementation of individual and group psychological treatment programmes. You will need the ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team. Experience of working within in-patient services would be an advantage although support is available for newly qualified psychologists. In return we offer a competitive salary, a supportive work environment and CPD opportunities.
Full induction training is given. You will also learn from some of the most dedicated and inspirational people in our profession and just like our service users you will be learning all the time through our on-going mentoring and support. We offer excellent training and career progression opportunities as well as a variety of staff benefits.
You will be a strong team player, confident and motivated and well organised. Patience and commitment are essential, but above all you’ll be someone with a genuine desire to help others.
Successful candidates will have to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post. Cygnet is committed to Safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our care. All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks. Cygnet is an equal opportunities employer.
How to Apply
To apply for this vacancy please go to and complete the online application form.
If you wish to speak with someone regarding this vacancy please call Catherine Flowers, Consultant Forensic Psychologist on .
Closing date: 30.05.20
Please note vacancy may close prior to this date if a large number of applications are received.