Assistant Psychologist Assistant Psychologist

HC-One Ltd.

Assistant Psychologist Assistant Psychologist


HC-One Ltd., Blythswood New Town, Glasgow City

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 18 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 66b8bbea8c8842caa44cb58c67e5b093

Full Job Description

HC-One Scotland is developing a Specialist Dementia Care Community (SDCC) at Darnley Court care home. Carmichael Unit has provided care for people living with dementia for many years but following considerable investment in environmental layout and design, workforce and L&D we have exciting new opportunities available for those passionate about supporting people who are emotionally distressed by their dementia and require a specialist service to ensure their needs can be met appropriately.

Carmichael SDCC will become a therapeutic care setting that demonstrates that quality of care and quality of life are of equal significance. It will provide a bespoke living environment embracing space and calming de-escalation rooms, along with enhanced staffing and specialist training for Colleagues in positive approaches to behaviour, psychosocial therapies, de-escalation interventions and safe restrictive practices. The therapeutic ambition will be that people will be understood as having needs to be met, rather than being defined by their condition.

In your role as Assistant Psychologist, you will be using clinical frameworks of Applied Behavioural, Functional Analysis and the practice of Positive Behavioural Support, working in a newly commissioned Specialist Dementia Care Community (SDCC). You will be part of a multidisciplinary framework led by the Specialist Dementia Lead to provide person-centred dementia care and therapeutic interventions to people living with dementia who present with distress and behaviour that challenges., We are passionate about ensuring that our current and future Colleagues can be their true selves, and that our workforce represents the communities we serve. We prioritise inclusive working practices and invite applicants from all backgrounds into our HC-One Scotland family and we are committed to providing the quickest possible turnaround from the point of making you a job offer to you starting with us on day one.


  • Graduate of Psychology (BA/BSc - 2:2 or above)

  • Demonstrable interest and knowledge of working with and applying models of Applied Behaviour Analysis, (ABA) / Positive Behaviour Support.

  • Desirable:
  • Experience working in a similar post.

  • Qualification in (or working towards) Applied Behaviour Analysis, (ABA) / Positive Behaviour Support or other relevant qualification.

  • Skills and abilities

  • Demonstrate knowledge of relevant legislation especially valuing people and The Adults with incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.

  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships.

  • Ability to work well under pressure.

  • Excellent written and oral skills including report writing.

  • Very good presentation Skills.

  • Experience and knowledge

  • Knowledge of applied behavioural assessment, analysis, and intervention in a care setting

  • Demonstrate an understanding of implementing a person-centred approach to distress and behaviours that challenge.

  • Experience of data analysis.

  • Personal effectiveness

  • Confidence.

  • Organisation and time management.

  • Ability to mentor and support others.

  • Good analytical skills.

  • Ability to work under pressure.

  • Outcome driven.

  • Commitment to support the Consensus approach to delivering person centred, individualised services.

  • Ability to accept and use

  • supervision appropriately and effectively within evidence-based practice.

  • Able to comply with organisational policy, information governance and record keeping., In return, you will enjoy access to a huge variety of benefits and services to support your physical and psychological well-being and throughout your career as an Assistant Psychologist we will invest in you, and you will enjoy additional support and benefits including

    Hourly rate is subject to experience and qualifications.

  • Paid Enhanced DBS/PVG

  • Free uniform

  • During a shift of eight hours or more a nutritious meal will be available

  • Company pension scheme

  • 28 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays

  • Group life assurance cover

  • Award-winning learning and development and support to achieve qualifications.

  • GP online - a service providing around the clock GP consultation via an interactive app - available to you and your children under 16

  • An opportunity to learn from experienced colleagues as part of an outstanding and committed team.

  • Colleague discounts - Access to over 1600 high street discounts including carefully selected discount partners.

  • Wellbeing - free of charge access to an independent and confidential Employee Assistance Programme. This gives Colleagues and their family access to 24/7 365 support for a whole range of issues including physical, mental and financial issues

  • Excellent recognition schemes such as 'Kindness in Care' and Long Service Awards

  • An attractive refer a friend scheme of up to £1000 per referral, depending on the role