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Kemple View, Longsight Road, Langho, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB6 8AD

Priory Group Division






Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time, Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

The Therapy Services at Kemple View aim to provide bespoke and individualised treatment pathways for patients with complex mental health, recovery needs and risk profiles. The services include Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy and education for adult males detained in either our Low Secure or Recovery and Rehabilitation settings. Therapy services staff work together as part of identified Multi-Disciplinary Teams with our nursing and medical colleagues, using positive psychology approaches with patients that aim to motivate, engage, develop and practice skills to achieve life goals and promote long term change to progress through the identified care pathways. Bespoke and specialised psychological interventions and treatment pathways form a major part of the treatment provision.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for three Assistant Psychologists to join our newly expanding Psychology team and help our "outstanding" service continue to develop. Working alongside an established team of experienced Forensic Psychologists, Forensic Psychologists in Training, Assistant Psychologists and a Specialist Practitioner, these roles will enable the successful applicants to receive specialist training, experience of all aspects of the psychology service, and supervision. Successful applicants will get opportunities to develop their knowledge of psychological assessment, trauma informed approaches, bespoke treatment interventions and systemic work, face to face groupwork and some elements of individual work, and to assist with the provision of a comprehensive psychological service for complex adult men with significant mental health needs.


You would also have the opportunity to work within the Occupational Therapy and Social Work departments, as part of the wider work of Therapy Services, and Kemple View as a whole.


One of the posts will primarily focus on working with men with sexually problematic behaviours, including offending. This is an exciting and unique post, and as such specific training and specialist supervision will be provided.


This post requires applicants to work positively as part of a team, and to engage positively in all aspects of supervision and reflective practice. A high standard of communication skills, including written skills are essential. An enthusiastic, warm and empathic interpersonal style is also essential.  A Masters degree in Psychology would be an advantage, as would experience of working in a related setting(s).


These posts would also suit anyone wishing to gain relevant experience in order to pursue a career as a Psychologist, or associated Therapist.

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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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