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Clinical / Forensic / Counselling Psychologist (DBT Trained) – Part Time




Priory Hospital Burgess Hill (D11), Gatehouse Lane, Goddards Green, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9LE

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


Up to £35,000 depending on experience



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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 Role Description

Priory Hospital Burgess Hill (PHBH) supports both male and female patients with varying needs in its Specialist PD service, Low Secure, HDU and Acute Wards.  PHBH was rated Good by the CQC following their recent inspection.


PHBH is set in 11 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside, it has educational, occupational and sporting facilities, including a sports hall, tennis court and gymnasium, along with various communal recreation areas. There is a library, art room and rehab practice kitchen. The site also facilitates and runs recovery college courses


PHBH hosts a number of staff events throughout the year including an annual Summer BBQ to celebrate staff long service awards. The hospital also has a well attended CPD programme and supports staff in their professional and career development.

We are currently look for a part-time Psychologist to join our Therapies team in supporting the development of a hospital wide Psychology provision. We would like to hear from enthusiastic and skilled indivduals who are able to work collaboratively as part of the Multidisciplinary Team to provide a high quality of care to our patients.


The individual we are looking for will be experienced in complex assessment and formulation to help determine the treatment needs of individual service users and will be confident in making treatment recommendations for sharing with prospective mental health services. They will have an interest in engaging complex clients and working with them using short-term creative methods. They will also be trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and have experience with this approach in an inpatient setting. The individual will have experience and an understanding of Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused approaches. The role will include providing consultation to staff teams, training, running Reflective Practice sessions, writing risk assessments and providing brief individual and group interventions, to meet the needs of the population.


Our Benefits:-


•25 days annual leave pro rata plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)

• Subsidised Meals

• Free Car parking on site

•A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)

•Life Assurance

•Employee Assistance Programme

•Continuous learning and development

•Career development

•An employee assistance programme

•Flexible benefits (including preferential rates and access to schemes such as gym membership, IT, private healthcare, Shopping discounts)  

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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