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Clinical Psychologist
Ref: DAN04090

  • Location
  • Whorlton Hall Hospital, Whorlton Village, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, DL12 8XQ
  • Location
  • Barnard Castle with cover in Northumberland
  • Salary
  • 40,000 PA
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • We support and care for adults living with a learning disability, who may also have a diagnosis of autism, in specialist supported living, residential services and hospitals. Our aim is to deliver effective and outcome based services within person centred, professional care environments, supporting people to have the most choice and independence possible. We set high standards for ourselves in the delivery of care, and most importantly, we put the people we support at the heart of everything we do.


    If you want to make a difference and ensure people can achieve their goals and get the most out of life, then please read on...

    You will ensure the systematic provision of a high quality psychological service to Danshell's Midlands services and work autonomously within professional guidelines while exercising responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service/team. 

    A major requirement of the job is to act as a highly specialist resource to the wider professional community and to carry out audit, policy and service development and research activities and/or programs.  To propose and implement policy and service development changes within Danshell as served by the team/service.


    Some of the benefits of this role include:

    • 33 days annual leave
    • Fully paid training
    • Paid DBS
    • Free parking
    • Courtesy meals and refreshments whilst on shift
    • Shopping and entertainment discount scheme (over 800 retailers)
    • Cycle to Work scheme
    • Childcare vouchers
    • Opportunities to progress and develop


    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions

  • Location Information
  • Located in a picturesque village near to Barnard Castle, County Durham, Whorlton Hall is a specialist hospital providing assessment and intervention for up to 17 men and women living with a learning disability and complex needs.


    Whorlton Hall is a beautiful and spacious detached, grade 2 listed period property, surrounded by stunning countryside in an idyllic village location. The service comprises of three separate elements that support people with varying levels of need along their care pathway towards more independent living.


    There are a number of living areas, as well as an activities hub for crafts, games and skills sessions, a recreation room with pool and table football, an IT suite and a beauty and aromatherapy room. There is also a life skills kitchen where people can practice their skills ready for moving on. Whorlton Hall is set in large grounds surrounded by lawns and seating areas. The people we support enjoy using the outdoor sporting equipment including playing games of football and cricket.


    Click here to read more about Whorlton Hall


    Click here to see the awards we have won at Danshell


    The post holder will provide cover for Chesterholme Hospital in Hexham, Northumberland.

  • Closing date
  • 31/12/2018
  • Job Description
  • MDT_Clinical_Psychologist.docx

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