Locum Clinical Psychologist Job in St Albans
- Hertfordshire, Eastern, United Kingdom
- Ref: VAC-92363
- Salary: £35-35
- Start Date: ASAP
- Division: Psychological Therapies
- Disciplines: Psychotherapist
At Globe Locums we have a selection of psychological therapy jobs on a locum and permanent basis. If you're a qualified psychological therapist seeking a new job opportunity, please take a look at our vacancies.
Globe Locums is delighted to work with qualified psychological therapists looking for Locum and permanent psychological therapy jobs. As a clinician-led healthcare recruitment agency, our unique mix of clinicians and professional recruiters are able to seek out the best clinical posts for highly qualified candidates. We have a global reach with an intelligent pipeline of psychological therapists whom we can dispatch for contracts worldwide. We can offer:
We have a range of Locum and permanent psychotherapy jobs available with roles including clinical psychologist, psychiatric nurse, counsellor and psychotherapist.
A psychological therapist works within the umbrella of mental health services, focusing on a person’s emotional and mental wellbeing. There are many examples of when a person may require input from a psychological therapist, which might include periods of:
Those in a psychological therapy job role work alone and as part of a team to provide the best care for their patients. Although a patient may be seen in a 1:1 setting, the importance of reflection and communication within the team afterwards is vital to ensure safe patient care.
There is plenty of scope to specialise in a psychological therapist job. Clinical psychologists may choose to work within CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) or specialise in eating disorders or self-harm. Psychotherapists and counsellors can work within the NHS, or practise privately. A wealth of professional development training is available for psychological therapists, making it easier to specialise in a particular area of mental health.
A range of qualifications are available depending on the psychological therapy the individual has chosen to pursue. Psychiatric nurses require a nursing degree and registration with the NMC. Counsellors require a diploma level qualification and must be registered with the relevant body, such as the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Clinical psychologists should have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. You can check out our vacancies for psychological therapies jobs to ensure you have the required qualifications for the role.
The salary for each psychological therapy will vary from an annual salary of £25,000 for a newly qualified psychiatric nurse to more than £50,000 for a service manager in mental health. Locum psychological therapists tend to earn a higher hourly rate than permanent members of staff. A Locum may earn from £20 per hour to an hourly rate of more than £40.
As a psychological therapist there may be plenty of opportunity to work unsocial hours. Mental health can affect anyone at any time, and a crisis cannot wait until the morning. Psychological therapists are therefore required to work evening, night-time and weekend shifts to cover a city’s most vulnerable residents. Locums can supplement their income by working these shifts at an uplifted hourly rate, which could be up to 1.5 times higher than the standard rate. For Locums who are able to work flexibly, this can be a great way to earn a full-time salary whilst working fewer hours.
Learn more about psychotherapy job salaries and what to expect from a career as a psychological therapist.
A Locum psychological therapist will perform many of the same duties as a staffed therapist. Meeting new patients and reviewing long term service users, reviewing treatments and helping to make future plans are all part of the job. As many patients remain under a mental health team for months or even years, a staffed psychological therapist can get to know their patients very well. They can also develop a good rapport with other permanent colleagues. A Locum may not know the patients or the team at all, and so must be quick at developing professional relationships and understanding complex mental health histories. However, with a higher hourly rate of pay and excellent flexibility in working pattern, working as a Locum psychological therapist can be an ideal role. If you wish to find out more, check out our latest available positions and testimonials from some of our locum psychological therapists.
Globe Locums is proud to offer a range of highly respected Locum and permanent psychological therapist jobs worldwide. Jobs might include:
There has never been a better time to work in Psychological Therapy. Due to a shortage in many countries, your skills are in high demand. By utilising Globe's free service you will not only benefit from hearing about all the UK & world wide opportunities as they become available but you will also benefit from the excellent rates we pay our candidates.