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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time


Starting from £65,000 FTE depending on experience


15 - 22 hours per week

Job Advert Role 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 consisting of three wards:

Swan Ward - 8 bedded female acute

Robin Ward - 8 bedded male acute

Finch Ward - 12 bedded male acute


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



The Principal Psychologist will work closely with members of the hospital SMT; including the Hospital Director, Director of Clinical Services and 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 psychological interventions, diagnostic and cognitive assessments, risk assessments, facilitation of staff reflective practice sessions and will also be involved in the development and delivery of bespoke training.


You will line manage the Assistant Psychologist and provide supervision for them, and any Psychology students at site, to provide a cohesive therapeutic service to enhance to the experience and recovery of our service users. 


In order to apply for this post you must be a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council.


As a Principal Psychologist you will have experience and knowledge in carrying a service users caseload, including assessing service users with varied  and complex mental health diagnosis, personality disorders, autism and associated challenges.  You will be confident and accomplished in the design and delivery of specialist brief psychological treatment, interventions & assessments with our patients, which will promote stabilisation and help our patients achieve a successful discharge (in line with an Acute Service Treatment and Recovery Pathway).


You will work be working with a dynamic multi-professional team and support the development of individualised care plans and risk assessments.  You will provide diagrammatic formulations to help with the reduction of risk and support ward safety whilst maintaining maximum patient independence.  You will provide consultation and advice to professional staff from other disciplines on psychological assessment, therapy and techniques for working effectively with particular service users.  You will be responsible for the delivery of reflective practice sessions to the staff team and support with onsite bespoke training sessions and induction, promoting the importance of Psychologically and therapeutically informed delivery of care.


You will be working for an organisation where there is a strong emphasis on teamwork and personal development, where you will have access to a range of Continued Professional Development opportunities to enhance and develop your skills, and your career.


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 have 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

•             Supplemented meals while on duty

•             Carefirst – Employee Assistance Services

•             Continuous learning and development

•             Bike Scheme

•             Access to peer support and professional networks and conferences

•             Opportunity to work flexibly, with one day per week remote working.

•             Free car parking

•             Voluntary Benefits

•             Employees are given an additional day off for their Birthday


Due to limits on sponsorship allocations, we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship to new candidates for these roles, this remains under review.


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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory 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 and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


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 will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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