Band 8a Clinical Psychologist - Doncaster

  • Job Reference: TT2567
  • Date Posted: 3 August 2018
  • Recruiter: Maxxima
  • Location: Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Salary: £29.00 to £31.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Psychological Therapies > Clinical Psychologist
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 5 Motnhs +
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Maxxima are currently recruiting for a Band 8A HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist to work in Doncaster. The Trust are currently looking for their Forensic Services.

Our clients are looking for candidates to start ASAP on a full time basis and are offering an initial contract of Five months. There is a high chance of extensions beyond this initial contract period. The starting pay rate is £29 per hour.

The post involves contributing to the delivery of a high quality Psychology service to males with learning disabilities and complex needs, which may include mental health issues, personality disorder or autism spectrum diagnosis. The majority of patients have experienced adverse family backgrounds, which may include histories of trauma, abuse and neglect. All patients require secure care as a result of engaging in offending or high risk behaviours, which may include sexual offending, aggression or violence towards others, fire setting and self harm. The successful candidate will work collaboratively as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team. Experience of working in a secure environment is desirable. A person centred approach and a commitment to the development of a psychologically minded work force is essential.

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist who is keen to deliver specialist psychological interventions in both individual and group treatments adapted for the needs of people with learning disabilities, eg: Sex Offender Treatment, Anger Management, Arson Treatment.

Candidates should have experience of using and interpreting psychometric assessments relevant to the patient group, and should be familiar with the use of structured professional clinical judgement tools in risk assessment and management, such as HCR-20 SVR-20.

Candidates should be psychologically robust, patient centred, able to demonstrate initiative and enjoy working in a busy and dynamic environment. Strong team working, organizational and time management skills are essential, as are excellent communication and report writing skills.

Benefits of working with Maxxima:

*Practical assistance with relocation, accommodation and DBS/CRB checks
*Dedicated and experienced consultants
*Dedicated payroll consultant to ensure prompt payment
*Guidance and advice on CV and interview techniques
*Practical assistance with professional body registration
*A choice of PAYE, umbrella or LTD company payments

Maxxima has been offering high quality, flexible staffing solutions to the health and social care sectors for over 15 years. We work with public and private health clients, local authorities and social care providers throughout the UK and overseas. We're the kind of people who put ourselves in your shoes. We'll always go out of our way, putting you first and delivering on what we say. You'll know who's supporting you every step of the way and we'll always have time to take your call.

Contact us:

If you are interested in this Clinical Psychologist position please contact us now by clicking the apply button. Alternatively, please call Gareth on 020 7749 8282 or email

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our client's requirements.

Reasonable adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting our Psychological Therapies team. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.

Recommend a colleague:

Often, our candidates are so pleased with our service that they recommend us to their friends and colleagues. To encourage this and say thank you, we offer a referral bonus incentive. The way it works is simple: if you introduce a candidate who is not previously known to Maxxima and we are successful in placing them, we will pay you up to £1500. More information regarding referrals can be found on our website.