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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 - Part Time


£45,000 - £55,000 (Depending on experience)


15 hours per week

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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

Priory Lakeside View cares for adults of working age with acute mental health care needs within a safe, therapeutic environment in Willenhall, West Midlands.
We aim to provide a person-centred approach that promotes collaborative care planning to optimise treatment goals. From the point of admission into our acute services, we aim to support service users' safe discharge back into the community where they can continue to progress towards recovery in a less restrictive environment. 
The aim of our service is to act as an extension to NHS care pathways during times of fluctuating capacity and flow, allowing many service users' to receive care and treatment closer to home. This will provide continuity of care and aim to minimise disruption to service users' and their loved ones.
The hospital has 28 beds comprising of:
• 2 Male acute mental health service – 20 beds
• Female acute mental health service – 8 beds
Our acute service provides dedicated mental health treatment for males and females of working age, across the three units.
Our aim is to:
•Act as an extension to NHS care pathways during times of fluctuating capacity and flow
•Allow more people to receive care and treatment closer to home
•Provide continuity of care
•Allow for minimum disruption to service users and their loved ones
Each of our wards provides service users with excellent space and facilities, including en-suite bedrooms and large living spaces furnished with activity equipment such as game consoles. Outside of the wards, a purpose-built therapy suite contains a rehabilitation kitchen for patient cooking sessions, and a sessional therapy room. The hospital is set in the centre of an extensive nature reserve, which also houses an abundance of fauna and flora.
The clinical team at Lakeside View encourage full involvement of each individual, their family and external professionals throughout their stay. Individuals are invited to attend ward reviews and care planning approach (CPA) meetings to ensure clear communication throughout the care pathway in order to promote their recovery and facilitate discharge

Job Advert Role Description

The Lead Psychologist will work closely with the hospital director/director of clinical services/medical director to implement an innovative and evidence-based psychology pathway across the hospital, and ensure the implementation of a high quality psychology department. 
You will be responsible for individual and group interventions, diagnostic and cognitive assessments, MDT working, risk assessments, facilitate staff reflective practice sessions and will be requested to design and deliver training.
As a Lead Clinical Psychologist, you will have experience and knowledge in carrying a service users caseload, including assessing service users with personality disorders, autism and associated challenges, and designing and delivering specialist psychological treatment within a mental health setting.
You will work be working with a dynamic multi-professional team leading the development of individual formulations and psychological assessment. This will be done with the support of other members of the psychology team, you will support the development and delivery of behavioural and other psychological interventions for service users and provide appropriately guidance to reduce risks, aid recovery and independence.
You will be working for an organisation where there is a strong emphasis on teamwork and personal development, where you will have continuous access to a range of training opportunities to move your career forward.
You must be a confident leader who is keen to support the development of others, understand the dynamics of working in both hospital and other healthcare environments and having the ability to offer help to those who need it in a compassionate way.  
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
• Bike Scheme
• Career development
• Personal health insurance
• An employee assistance programme
• Free car parking 
• Voluntary Benefits
• Employees are given an additional day off for their Birthday

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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