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Pelham Woods, South Terrace, Harrowlands Park, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 2RA
Priory Group Division
Vacancy Type
Permanent - Part Time
Job Advert Location Description

Pelham Woods is an inpatient rehabilitation and recovery service for women with mental health needs, personality disorder or mild learning disability with who may have a history of challenging behaviours, risks of self-harm, substance misuse problems or a history of trauma.

The service is well placed to serve the south east of England and provides for the needs of women who have complex mental health problems and a history of challenging behavior.

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist with an evidenced track record for Quality and Innovation.

The post holder will deliver appropriate and relevant treatments and interventions through group and individual work within the given field of therapy, in order to promote and develop the mental, emotional, physical and social well-being of clients; liaising with family and carers where necessary.


  • To provide a qualified, high-quality specialist psychology service to individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams, in line with best, evidence-based practice and trust care pathways.
  • To be responsible for holding and managing a clinical caseload and to exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the planning and prioritising of own workload and the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients, within the bounds of the service operational policy.
  • To use analytical and judgment skills and be responsible for taking clinical management decisions in complex clinical issues.
  • To clinically supervise assistant psychologists and/or trainee psychologists and psychotherapist where applicable.
  • To professionally supervise and, when appropriate, manage, assistant psychologists and/or trainee psychologists and psychotherapist where applicable.
  • Provide highly specialised DBT and/or CBT provision. Lead in providing consultation on clients’ progress along the care pathway to colleagues and non-professional carers.  To supervise and take a lead in the running and full adherence of the model.
  • Lead in the development of a robust quality assurance system and to ensure that the therapies programme is evaluated via regular use of outcome measures, together with planning and implementing of a wide range of individual and group interventions.
  • To provide consultation and advice about psychological issues to other members of the team/service and other professionals working with service users.
  • To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service/team.
  • To contribute to local service developments under the supervision of the Hospital Director.
  • To utilise research skills to undertake service evaluation, audit and research as appropriate and disseminate the results in the service and nationally.
  • To propose and implement policy changes within the area served by the service.
  • We are an Equal Opportunities Employer operating a No Smoking Policy


To be successful in this role you will need:-



  • - Registration with professional body
  • - Excellent team working ethics
  • - Management experience
  • - Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • - Proven Administrative skills
  • - Good Interpersonal Skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • - Computer Literate including working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • - A flexible, motivated and enthusiastic approach to work
  • - Customer and Patient focused
  • - Experience of working within an office environment



  • - Additional training in psychological therapies (DBT, EMDR, Schema etc)


Some of the benefits we offer are:-

  • - Free onsite meals and free onsite parking
  • - Private Medical Cover and Life Assurance
  • - Contributory Pension Scheme
  • - 25 Days annual leave + Bank Holidays
  • - Career Development and continuous learning and development
  • - Voluntary benefits including childcare vouchers and car leasing
  • - Full Extensive Training Induction plus opportunities to do further training while in the role.
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About us

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.

Closing Date

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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