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Registered Psychologist (Forensic or Clinical Forensic)




The Ayr Clinic, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, KA6 6PT

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£40,000 - £43,000 pro-rata


30 Hours p/wk

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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

The Ayr Clinic is 54 bedded low secure facility based in Scotland with good commuting access to and from Central Scotland.  The Hospital has a full pathway of care from low secure services to locked rehabilitation services across the site.  The Ayr Clinic has a population of both male and female adult patients.  Across the services there are male only and female only patient wards and mixed gender wards.

You will join an innovative and dynamic psychology team comprising a Head of Psychology, Consultant Forensic Psychologist and two Trainee Forensic Psychologist. You will also be joining an established DBT team with opportunities for DBT skills training.  The Psychology team is committed to providing our patients with evidence-based care, to the highest of standards. 

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for a HCPC Registered Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist.  You should have substantial experience of working in a mental health setting. You will have an interest in working with people with a range of complex and co-occurring mental health needs, and have a positive approach to working with people presenting with a range of difficulties including: psychosis, emotionally unstable personality traits; deliberate self-harm; physical and verbal aggression; drug and alcohol problems.

Main Duties:

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

• To provide Psychological Therapies for with personality disorder /mental disorder/intellectual disability and complex trauma, developing specialist psychological formulations and assessments of women with complex presentations, 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 Forensic and/or Clinical Psychologist:

•           You will be registered with the HCPC as a practitioner psychologist and BPS Chartered.

•           You will have experience of working with people with a mental disorder but experience of working with individuals with histories of trauma and working with vulnerable women or female offenders.

•           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.

•           To have training in two or more distinct psychological therapies.

•           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 have well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, complex, highly technical and / or clinically sensitive information.



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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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