Assistant Psychologist

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1353238493-2
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Elysium Healthcare
  • Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Health and Safety, Project Management, Social care
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

Are you looking for the next step in your career, in an environment where you can develop and specialise your skills? Then join The Avalon Centre as an Assistant Psychologist where you will have the opportunity to work with a dedicated team to make a real difference in lives of some of the most vulnerable people in society.

What you will be doing

You will be working a purpose-built neurological centre for men and women over the age of 18 years, who have an acquired brain injury

As an Assistant Psychologist you will have the opportunity to assist with assessments, formulations, and treatment to our service users, under the supervision of the Senior Psychologist. You will also assist in clinically related administration including conduct of audits, collection of statistics, development of audit and/or research projects, teaching, and project work.

At The Avalon Centre you will have the chance to develop specialist skills through out your time with us. Your professional growth is important, which is why there are numerous career development opportunities to keep you learning and improving.

As an Assistant Psychologist you will be:

  • Contributing to psychological assessments and formulations
  • Facilitating psychological interventions on a 1:1 and/or group basis to service users, monitoring and reporting upon their effectiveness
  • Assisting in designing and delivering specialist training to others
  • Assisting with the delivery of reflective practice for staff
  • Maintaining clinical databases
  • Completing outcome measures
  • Writing reports for various audiences
  • Service evaluation and other research tasks including collecting, analysing, and reporting upon an array of statistics
  • Undertaking clinically relevant audits

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A minimum of an upper second-class honours degree in Psychology conferring eligibility for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Experience of working as an Assistant Psychologist in a forensic and/or mental health setting in a similar role
  • Experience of maintaining office systems and undertaking administration tasks
  • Creative thinking, clinical efficacy, and a strong commitment to working with evidenced based models of therapeutic intervention
  • Strong organisation skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • To meet professional practice expectations including the HCPC standards of conduct, performance and ethics, and the BPS code of ethics and conduct

Where you will be working:

Location: The Avalon Centre, Edison Park Hindle Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 3RT

You will be working at The Avalon Centre, a purpose built neurological centre for men and women over the age of 18 years, who have an acquired brain injury

The centre has been designed specifically to support people who, because of their injury, have challenging and complex needs and require a neurobehavioral rehabilitation programme.

What you will get:

  • Annual salary of £23,939
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
  • Subsidised meals
  • Free parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities to help you maintain a great work-life balance.
  • Career development and training to help you achieve your career goals.
  • Pension contribution to secure your future.
  • Life Assurance for added peace of mind.
  • Enhanced Maternity Package so you can truly enjoy this special time.

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move.

Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.