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Honorary Voluntary Psychology Assistant

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Suttons Manor, London Road, Stapleford Tawney, Romford, Essex, RM4 1BF

Priory Group Division


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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

Suttons Manor is a specialist low secure forensic service for men who are over the age of 50.

Care is provided over two wards, both of which are 13 bedded male units and offer an age appropriate environment for those who also have a mental health/personality disorder and/or dementia, in need of physical health care needs.

The hospital is set in its own attractive grounds of over 9 acres near the town of Romford in Essex. Convenient access is provided by the M25, and the nearby underground station at Theydon Bois, which is on the Central Line, or rail station at Romford.

Job Advert Role Description

The role:

The Patients the role holder may be working with may suffer from mental illness, personality disorder and/or learning disabilities.  Patients at the Unit are detained under the Mental Health Act.  Referrals are taken from many sources including psychiatric hospitals, prisons and the courts.

The workforce of the organisation is multidisciplinary; a significant proportion of those employed are in a clinical discipline with other departments providing supporting services. 

Key duties:

  • Contribute to the maintenance and development of the office systems for the Psychology department, undertaking such tasks as photocopying, stationary orders, room booking, archiving and filing as required. To provide administrative support for the psychology staff, including maintaining the referrals audit, the systems for the monitoring of CPA’s and the submission of MHRT reports. Maintain the test library and the resources of the psychology department
  • Act as first point of contact for the Psychology Department. Deal with messages and requests efficiently and effectively. Ensure effective communication is maintained.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Evaluate effectiveness and communicate as required. Prioritise work as necessary to meet given timescales, in consultation with appropriate Psychologist.
  • Undertake file reviews as specified by the Departments Service Delivery Agreement, under the supervision of the Lead Psychologists. Ensure that all documentation reproduced is in line with the Unit’s standards.
  • Assess patients using appropriate Psychometric measures as requested, interpret and report results accurately, under the supervision of the Lead Psychologists / Head of Psychology.
  • Contribute to the development of group work programmes under the supervision of the Head of Psychological Services in accordance with the Psychology Departments Service Delivery Agreement. Deliver programmes to high standard and maintain treatment integrity as required. Contribute to the evaluation of effectiveness of the programmes and communicate results as required.
  • Collation of information and creation of presentations, as required. Assist with the conducting of research in line with the Psychology Department’s Service Level Agreement.  Assist in the gathering and analysis of data as required by the Head of Department. Undertake literature searches and audit as required.
  • Develop links with other organisations. Assist with research requests, input to universities and accommodating visitors as required

Division DBS info

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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