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Lead Psychologist




Lakeside View - Lakeside View,1 Ivydene Way,Off Noose Lane,Willenhall, West Midlands WV13 3AG

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£45,000 - £50,000 (Depending on experience)


37.5 per week

Job Advert - Division Information

Priory Lakeside View cares for men and women with mental health needs in both an acute setting and a locked personality disorder treatment and rehabilitation setting.


The hospital has 32 beds comprising of 12 personality disorder rehabilitation beds and 20 acute mental health beds.


Lakeside View’s versatility allows us to manage complex needs in a safe and therapeutic environment, and to support and promote independence.

Job Advert Role Description

As the Lead Psychologist you will be expected to take responsibility for the effective implementation of the psychological strategy and treatment modality.  Working across both service lines with a case load determined by formulation and identified needs, you will also be delivering and DBT to the personality disorder service, it would be desirable for you to be trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.  As the lead you will be experienced in other therapeutic approaches and have a comprehensive knowledge and experience in relevant assessments and treatment models.  You will need to demonstrate leadership and managerial skills and evidence implementation of relevant initiatives.  You will supervise the Psychology Assistant and support the wider staff group.



Key duties:


- To lead the DBT service.

- To provide specialist psychological assessment, and offer advice and consultation on patients psychological care to non-psychology colleagues and carers.

- To provide evidence based psychological interventions to patients, both individual and group based.

- To contribute to the MDT approach to care and treatment planning and delivery.

- To contribute to audit and research as required.

- To facilitate reflective practice and engage in CPD.

- To work autonomously and within professional guidelines.


Role requirements:


- Registration as a Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC.

- Chartered Member of the BPS.

- Completion of British Isles Intensive DBT training (Desirable, however, training can be provided by the company if necessary).

- Post qualification experience circa two years at least.

- Proven leadership skills.

- Trained and experienced in relevant assessments eg IPDE




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

•           25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

•           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

•           An employee assistance programme

•           Free car parking (at most sites)

•           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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