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Hazelwood House, Heath Road, Heath, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QS

Priory Group Division



£45,000 - £50,000 FTE depending on experience


18.75 hours per week

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time

Job Advert Location Description

Hazelwood House is a 12 bedded low secure unit for adults with Mental Health & Learning Difficulties. We also have a bespoke Pod for 1 person. 

We have a strong focus on recovery and enabling patients to live fulfilled lives. 

Job Advert Role Description


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

We are looking for a qualified and experienced Psychologist to work with our male patients 2 or 2.5 days per week. As part of your role, you will be responsible for providing high quality clinical assessments.  You will support with the delivery of a full ward programme which will include facilitating groups and managing a case load of patient for individual therapy sessions.  You will use a range of psychological therapies including dialectical behavioural therapy.  You will be involved in  Risk Assessments and Management. Delivering full programme for groups and individuals for therapy primarily using DBT/CBT, Risk Assessments and Management . There will be emphasis on providing comprehensive and specialist  assessments, intervention packages to patients to help them develop resilience, make sense of past life events, improve attachment to relationships, make sense of emotional , behavioural and developmental difficulties that can result from experience of abuse, neglect, maltreatment and/or adversity.  You will have the opportunity  to work creatively and flexibly to develop and implement innovative practice and service developments as well as working from established evidence base.  You will be supported by an Assistant Psychologist and you will be responsible for their clinical supervision.  


Role requirements:

  • Qualified Psychologist  with an interest in learning disability / mental health forensic services.
  • Strong focus on service development, service evaluation, providing psychological consultation, expert opinion, cascading psychological thinking, developing and delivering teaching, training and group work
  • Flexible to work weekends and bank holidays.
  • To provide clinical, professional and managerial leadership to the MDT team and ward.
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day psychological support.
  • To ensure a high standard of evidence-based psychology care is consistently delivered to patients.
  • To ensure that a safe, cost effective service is provided.
  • To act as a role model and patient advocate, ensuring a positive patient experience for all.
  • To be responsible for Information Governance standards.
  • Promote good relationships with patient, relatives, public, other care organisations and all members of the multidisciplinary care team.
  • To ensure audit compliance (CQC).
  • To carry out clinical supervision to Assistant Psychologist.
  • Promote good communication skills written and verbally. 
  • ADOS & WAIS IV experience  / assessor desirable

Division DBS info

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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