Specialist Clinical or Forensic Psychologist
South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
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The Forensic Outreach Service and Support Plus has a vacancy for a Clinical or Forensic Psychologist. You will alongside an MDT including Doctors, Nurses, Recovery Workers, OTs and Social Workers.
This is a unique opportunity to be part of a pioneering programme which is funded by NHS England, the team will support forensic service users in the community instead of in secure hospitals. This can improve quality of life and reduce inequality and allows hospital care costs to be reinvested into community services. Other teams in the programme have spoken of having a "genuine impact on service users lives" and the ability to "instil hope" and "witness real life changes".
Specialist training will be provided for particular aspects of the post as necessary. Regular clinical and educational supervision will also be provided along with academic sessions as part of the weekly team programme. The team prides itself in providing a high quality services to people with complex Mental Health problems across the 5 Boroughs that the Trust serves.
Candidates will be HCPC registered psychologists with at least two years of post-qualification experience.
Main duties of the job
We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, compassionate and motivated Clinical, Forensic or Counselling Psychologist. We are looking for a part-time (0.5WTE), Band 8a psychologist to be part of our community forensic team which aims to improve the lives of forensic mental health service users as they move from secure care into the community.
This is a chance to be part of shaping a service pathway, providing opportunities to develop your skills and your career. You will play a crucial role in the multi-professional team in working with service users who have severe mental health and interpersonal issues, often co-occurring with substance dependency issues, a mild learning disability or autism, all of whom present a risk that warrants support from forensic services. In addition to direct clinical work, the role will include service development and opportunities to provide consultation, reflective practice and training.
The candidate will be supported though regular clinical and managerial supervision as well as training to develop both professionally and personally within the role. In addition, we are developing psychology leaders to take on the role of Responsible Clinician. You will also be involved in the recruitment of qualified psychologists, assistants, trainees and students and will share in the supervision of P&P colleagues depending upon experience and capacity.
We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
- Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
- Work life balance, we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
- Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
- Subsidised car parking - You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
- NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.
Other benefits include:
- Eye examinations
- Looking after your health
- Cycle to work scheme
- Car lease scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Childcare vouchers
- Staff restaurants
- Free gym membership
- Compassionate, respectful and highly skilled clinician with a special interest in working with people in secure settings. Experience of working with this population would therefore be a distinct advantage.
- Doctoral level training in Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychology is essential (or its equivalence) as accredited by the BPS and must have current registration with the HCPC and be appointable to Band 8a under Agenda for Change.
- Specialist training in the assessment and treatment of personality disorder.
- Experience of supervising others would be a distinct advantage.
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KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
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