Recruitment Enquiries: 0116 240 8692





Priory Hospital Dewsbury, York Road, Earlsheaton, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 7LB

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time




15 hours per week

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

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health illness 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 Role Description

Clinical/Counselling/Forensic Psychologist. Clinical who is registered with the HCPC.


Purpose of Role:

To work flexibly to provide a specialist Psychology service to two different service user groups:

•           Hartley Ward is a 16 bed service focuses upon the active rehabilitation of men with mental health issues. The emphasis is upon stabilising mental health, reducing risks and enhancing independent living skills, with a view to reintegration into the community.

•           Jubilee Ward is a 16 bed ward supporting men detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 or DoLS with dementia, and behaviours that challenge.


Main Duties:

•           Provide a psychological perspective to multidisciplinary teams in relation to the assessment, formulation and treatment of complex psychological difficulties.

•           Manage referrals and caseload in providing effective and timely clinical services.

•           Provide specialist psychological and psychometric assessments as agreed with the multidisciplinary team, including the use of appropriate symptom and risk measurement tools to monitor progress and outcomes.

•           Provide direct clinical work and supervision for other staff. Be able to use evidence based therapeutic approaches (e.g. CBT, IPT, DBT) in relation to the provision of psychotherapeutic interventions for those with complex mental health needs.

•           Represent psychology in unit management meetings and contribute to discussion of unit strategy and therapeutic milieu.

•           To develop and maintain a ‘culture’ of awareness of psychological issues, especially in relation to the psychological formulation of cases. To create opportunities to increase reflective practice and psychological mindedness in the staff team.

•           Provide education and supervision to key staff in the use and practice of suitable psychological interventions as appropriate.

•           To work with other members of the MDT to provide consultation to nursing staff.

•           To draw on scientist practitioner skills and act as a catalyst to service and research development.

•           To work effectively within a multi-disciplinary environment and to maintain appropriate cross-professional relationships.

•           To establish and maintain appropriate collaborations and links with psychologists both within and outside the organisation.

•           To perform other appropriate duties commensurate with the post as agreed.

Key Accountabilities:

•           Provision of one to one, and group specialist psychology interventions as part of an overall package of MDT care.

•           Supervision and training of other mental health professionals, developing their psychological skills.

•           Provide a specialist psychology perspective to the MDT and Clinical Psychology Dept meetings.

•           Conduct specialist psychological assessments, risk assessments and to develop risk and psychological management plans as appropriate.

•           To participate fully in clinical governance including Clinical Audit, CPD and Quality Assurance measures.    

Division DBS info

We want to invest in you and your future! Find out about our career pathways:

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.

Job Description


Closing Date