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Registered Psychologist (Clinical, Counselling or Forensic)

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Kneesworth House, Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5JP

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time


£37,500 - £55,688 per annum


37.5 hrs p/wk

Job Advert - Division Information

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.


Job Advert Location Description

Kneesworth House is a 155 bed mental health hospital situated in Cambridgeshire (on the borders of Hertfordshire) with good commuting access to / from London. The hospital has a full pathway of care including medium, low secure, locked rehabilitation and open recovery wards  situated across the site.

Job Advert Role Description

Main Duties:

• To undertake specialist clinical duties contributing to assessment and treatment of patients.

• To provide Psychological Therapies for people with learning disabilities/mental disorder, developing specialist psychological formulations and assessments of people with learning disabilities/mental disorder, formulating plans for their psychological treatments and implementing specialist psychological interventions for individuals and groups.

• To provide specialist psychological assessments of patients based on appropriate analysis, interpretation, and integration of complex qualitative and quantitative data.

• To administer and interpret assessments of cognitive and emotional functioning as required and to assist the multi-disciplinary team in diagnosis, problem formulation and the planning/development of an appropriate treatment plan.

• To plan, implement, and evaluate individual and group treatments, on the basis of conceptualisations and formulations of patients’ problems based on appropriate theoretical and therapeutic models and informed by best practice guidelines.

To be successful as Clinical/forensic/Counselling Psychologist, you’ll need:

  • You will be registered with the HCPC as a practitioner psychologist.
  • You will have experience of working with people with a mental disorder but experience of working with people with a diagnosis of a learning disability is essential.
  • You will have experience of and/or an interest in rehabilitation and the recovery of patients in a forensic setting.
  • To have clinical supervision training and experience of supervision of qualified psychologist
  • To have training in two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology
  • To have skills in individual and group work and in programme planning.
  • To have skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment to inform the psychological formulation and intervention.
  • To havewell developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, complex, highly technical and / or clinically sensitive information


In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits: 

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
  • A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Free meals while on duty
  • Carefirst – Employee Assistance Services
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Career development
  • Personal health insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits

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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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