Newton Drive, Blackpool
Job Reference No: #NE368 D
Salary: £42,000.00 Per Annum
Hours: 40
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 06/07/2021

About the Role: We are an ambitious, expanding, and future focussed organisation with emphasis on quality and person-centred values, looking for a Clinical or Forensic Psychologist to join a friendly and competent MDT as the team psychologist. Newton House is locked rehabilitation hospital in Blackpool which offers personalised assessment and recovery-based treatment pathways for males with complex care needs.

You will be supported by a dedicated assistant psychologist and work closely with our multi-disciplinary team to deliver highly specialist psychological assessments and intervention using relevant and evidence-based approaches. You will also receive support and clinical supervision from the Head of Psychology at MHC Health Ltd.

Your role will include the delivery of group and individually based psychological interventions for our patients with complex mental health problems, personality disorders, and a history of psychological trauma. You will also be required to provide evidence-based training, clinical supervision, and reflective practice to colleagues to ensure that psychological methods are implemented across the service to benefit of all our patients. Supervision can be provided in a range of modalities to suit, yet we require you to have specialist skills in CBT and DBT, or an interest in developing these skills.

If you are yet to undertake intensive training in DBT, we will ensure this is provided to you by an internationally recognised and accredited training organisation with direct affiliation to the Linehan Institute in Seattle, so that you can join our cross sites DBT Consult team.

Newton House offers a wide range of options for urban and country living. There are excellent transport links and a wide range of local amenities.

The ideal candidate for this post will have expertise, or a strong commitment to developing expertise, in:

  • The provision of a comprehensive, individualised, and specialist psychology service to patients with mental health challenges, personality disorders and complex trauma.
  • The provision of specialist psychological assessments of mental health and personality difficulties, including psychological formulation and the identification of recommendations.
  • The provision of indirect ways of delivering psychology services, such as via consultation and/or psychoeducation to stakeholders who do not have a background in psychology.
  • Taking a leading role in both supervising and undertaking formal risk assessment and implantation of risk management plans.
  • The provision of individualised and specialist psychological interventions through initiating and implementing treatment programmes in collaboration with the other team members.
  • The writing and dissemination of reports and clinical summaries of an excellent standard.
  • Participation (under the direction of the Head of psychology) in contributing to audits and research programmes across localities of an organisation.
  • Working autonomously and within professional guidelines and the overall framework of MHC policies and procedures.
  • Contributing to the MDT approach to Care and Treatment planning and delivery.

Benefits of Working with us:

  • Meals Provided, On-site parking available, Free Eye Care Vouchers
  • Work Place Pension with Legal & General
  • Comprehensive Learning & Development Package, Progression Opportunities

Salary: £43,000 per annum

Requirements: HCPC registration as Clinical or Forensic Psychologist

Hours of Work: 40 per week, working Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

Contract Type: Permanent

About the Service: Newton House is an Independent Hospital providing locked rehabilitation, habilitation and treatment to individuals living with complex and enduring mental health conditions.

We adopt a person centred approach for the rehabilitation of individual to their optimum level of functioning focusing on the individual recovery by enhancing skills and independence in a least restrictive environment.

About MHC: We are committed to delivering the very best care within our health services across England and North Wales. We provide a culture that empowers the people we work with – both individuals and colleagues – to fulfil their potential.

By working together, we develop pathways for individuals and colleagues that enable them to achieve positive outcomes. Likewise, we work together with families and carers too, so they are always fully involved in their loved one’s care while they are with us.

Equal Opportunities: MHC are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all who believe they fit the essential requirements for this role regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

How to Apply: Please complete the short application and upload your CV, alternatively for an informal chat about the role please contact our Hospital Manager Rochelle Bowes on 01253 304433 or MHC Workforce Team on 01824 572 020.

(We reserve the right to bring forward our closing date, without notice in the event of high volumes of interest).


Newton House

Newton House is a Recovery and Treatment Centre in Blackpool that provides locked rehabilitation, habilitation and treatment for up to 21 men aged 18+ with a primary diagnosis of a mental health disorder who may have coexisting secondary conditions such as challenging behaviour, drug and alcohol issues and/or personality disorder. It can take patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.

Its central location makes it ideal to support community focused rehabilitation and treatment.