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Qualified Psychologist (Forensic or Clinical)

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Stockton Hall, The Village, Stockton-on-the-Forest, York, YO32 9UN

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time


£35,000 Pro Rata


37.5 hrs. Please note all roles are open to Full and/or Part Time hours.

Job Advert - Division Information

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. We enable our patients to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

Job Advert Location Description

At Stockton Hall, we are well-known for producing positive clinical outcomes for highly complex patients. We provide a medium-secure care setting in which patients access a broad range of therapeutic interventions including one-to-one and group-based psychological treatment. Our service has produced excellent recovery results for patients, maximising their opportunity to progress to conditions of lower-security as safely and efficiently as possible.

Job Advert Role Description

The Role:

If you are looking to join a dynamic, well-established Psychology Department within a successful and respected hospital, and wish to take your next meaningful steps within your psychology career, then we have an opportunity for you.

We are currently looking to add to our team of Forensic and Clinical Psychologists, and would like to hear from enthusiastic and innovative individuals who have something to offer. Successful applicants will be those who are capable of making significant contributions to our service whilst also seeking an opportunity to develop their own clinical repertoire.

All members of the Psychology Department work with complex patients who present with a range of mental disorders including mental illness, personality disorder, learning disability and autism spectrum disorder. With seven wards, 112 beds, and both male and female patients, our diverse population makes Stockton Hall a fulfilling and stimulating environment in which to work, and provides the opportunity to develop a broad range of clinical competencies as well as areas of clinical specialism.

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, Qualified Psychologists are involved in both assessment and treatment, including the use of structured risk assessment measures and one-to-one and group-based interventions relating to needs such as sexual and violent offending, fire-setting, problem solving, substance misuse and anger management. Current approaches used within individual therapy include CBT, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Analytical Therapy. Qualified Psychologists take a lead role in the development, delivery and evaluation of these evidence-based interventions, in order to comply with best-practice principles. Your role will also incorporate staff training, staff support, management of programmes, and supervision of members of staff including colleagues from within the Psychology Department.

Successful applicants for a Qualified Psychologist position will have full registration as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Whilst post-qualification experience is advantageous, applications are also invited from newly qualified Psychologists. In either case, you will have the ability to apply psychological knowledge to a secure psychiatric setting, will be able to adopt a systematic approach and to respond flexibly to both the treatment requirements of mentally disordered individuals and the complexities associated with organisational settings.


For further information please contact Ian Wootton, Head of Psychology, or Katy Baigrie, Consultant Forensic and Clinical Psychologist, on 01904 400500.


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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.

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