Principal Clinical/Forensic Psychologist
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
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Are you an experienced Clinical or Forensic Psychologist? The Strive team are looking for a Clinical and operational Lead to provide leadership to Dorset's Offender Personality Disorder Service.
The Clinical Lead role is a twofold role; one part will be providing operational leadership for the service, to include consultation to the Probation Service, the development of formulations (Dorset Pathway Project) and therapeutic interventions to those within the Intensive and Risk Management Service in STRIVE. The other part will be providing clinical leadership, including supervision to staff. Along with the clinical and managerial leads for forensic services, you will be working closely with the regional commissioners to present service outcomes at contract review meetings and to take a lead on service development. You will need to be able to plan and prioritise workload whilst coordinating other staff and disciplines. Although you may have only done a clinical job in the past, there is a high level of support and highly visible leadership within the service and you will be supported to undertake these roles with formal supervision and close working relationships.
You will be joining a well-established team who value supporting each other to achieve the best possible outcomes. Ingenuity, creativity, and passion for work are key qualities that we encourage.
We have extended the closing date until Sunday the 7th January to allow extra time over the Christmas period.
Main duties of the job
You will provide assessment reports on service users referred to the service, predominantly from the criminal justice system. You will be responsible for complex diagnostic assessments and formulations of individuals who are at a high risk of serious harm and have significant difficulties associated with complex trauma.You will take a lead in developing psychological ways of working for the multi-disciplinary team including formulation, care planning and risk management. You will work with health and criminal justice agencies and the ability to form healthy and professional relationships with a range of colleagues working across different settings is essential. You will be required to identify training needs and provide supervision for staff as necessary. You will be aware of the need to prioritise the health and wellbeing of the team in order that they feel supported in their work.
If you are interested in this role, we welcome informal enquiries before you submit your application. Enquiries can be made to Dr Paul Brodrick, Clinical Lead for Psychology within the forensic services at 01202 492066, email@example.com or Dave Walker, Forensic Service Manager at 01202 492066, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are keen to attract the right person for this post and an additional welcome payment of £8,000 will be made to the successful candidate with an additional relocation allowance of up to £8,000 if you are required to relocate.
At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.
We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.
Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.
Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.
For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.
As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact email@example.com
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