Location
HMP Newhall
Specialism
Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental Health
Advertising Salary
Up to £50,500 (pro rata) - depending on experience
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Schedule Type
Part Time

About The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Clinical or Forensic Psychologist with experience in Adult Mental Health Services to join our Integrated Mental Health team at HMP New Hall. You will be part of a wider team of Clinical Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Substance Misuse Nurses and Consultant Psychiatrists. We operate as an integrated team and aim to work in partnership with discipline staff and colleagues within the prison offering Trauma Informed therapeutic interventions to best support our female residents and help minimise risk and re-traumatization levels.

This post has been created to support the delivery of a trauma-informed mental health service and expand this approach within the prison service.

 

The role of the Senior Psychologist will be to support the IMHT with assessment and interventions for complex patients, offer consultation/reflective practice to the team and clinical supervision to the assistant psychologists. The direct clinical work includes undertaking psychological assessments, supporting complex multi-disciplinary formulations and delivering psychological interventions for cases of great complexity.

You will also be required to utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service.

 

About You

The successful candidate will be expected to have a broad understanding of trauma and its impact not only on service users but also staff and the organization as a whole.

As the proposed model is psychologically and trauma informed, it is essential that the post holder has the necessary clinical skills and experience to support senior staff and the organisational skills to engage and work with other stakeholders within the complex environment of a prison.

All clinical work will be undertaken in line with psychological therapies model. In doing so, you will be responsible for adhering to the relevant Practice Plus Group policies and professional ethics and standards and will be accountable for your professional and clinical actions.

The successful candidate must be registered with the HCPC and hold a DPsych in Clinical Psychology or equivalent in Forensic Psychology. As the successful candidate you'll have post-qualification experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the life span and presenting with the full range of clinical severity in a variety of care settings such as outpatient, criminal justice, in-patient forensic mental health and residential care settings. You'll also be able to evidence an active interest in prison/forensic mental health.

About Us

We are the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders across the country.  When you’re part of the Practice Plus Group team, you don’t just have a job. You have a career. We work with you to help you grow in your role and take your career in the direction you want to go. If you want to move up the ladder, we’ll support you. If you just want to stay in your role, that’s fine too. We’ll help you be the best you can be.

 

We want our team members to feel motivated and rewarded. So we offer a competitive package of pay and benefits including free DBS check, free uniform, free mandatory training, indemnity cover, CPD and re-validation support, 25 days annual leave rising up to 28 days depending on service plus 8 public bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time), plus other benefits including cycle to work scheme and clinical development opportunities.

 
Additional Information:
This is a part- time position working 2 days a week 8am - 6pm.

The salary for this role is up between 45K-50K pro rata per annum depending on experience.
 

We are passionate about what we do and our core values are:

 

∙ We treat patients and each other as we would like to be treated

∙ We act with integrity

∙ We embrace diversity

∙ We strive to do things better together.

 

If this resonates with you then we’d like to hear from you!

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