Clinical / Forensic Psychologist
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
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Band 7 Clinical or Forensic Psychologist
North London Forensic Service
Looking for somewhere to establish your career in forensic mental health or for a change? The North London Forensic Service (NLFS) is recruiting Clinical or Forensic Psychologists to our low secure and Specialist Community Forensic Teams (SCFT). It is an exciting time to join our service as we continue to embed and develop our community forensic provision, alongside multi-disciplinary colleagues and Experts By Experience.
With a large psychology team, NLFS benefits from a wealth of experience and expertise. A range of training and CPD opportunities are available, and the opportunity to contribute to active Research and Quality Improvement Forums.
As a Trust, we adopt trauma-informed recovery-based approaches to human distress, including psychosis, substance misuse and complex offending behaviour, using a wide range of therapeutic approaches. Medium to long term work is the norm.
Main duties of the job
2 WTE band 7 posts are available, with options of full/part-time, flexible, hybrid working. With a base at Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, other locations specific to the roles include: 1.0 WTE low secure (Edmonton/Enfield); 1.0 WTE SCFT, (Barnet, Enfield, Haringey, Camden and Islington sites). Please state preferences on application.
Delivering an autonomous psychological service, incl. assessments/interventions (group and individual), consultation/training, forensic risk assessment using high level communication skills to convey complex/sensitive information to patients, colleagues and external agencies is essential.
Please direct any enquiries to:
- SCFT role/general: Miss Avril McAlees, Forensic Psychologist (07787 769199; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Helen Champion, Clinical Psychologist (07392 193127; email@example.com)
- LSU role: Dr Karen Townend, Consultant Clinical Psychologist (0208 702 4813) firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview date: Wed 10 January 2024.
The NLFS cares for people within the Criminal Justice System who have mental health conditions and is part of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, part of the North London Mental Health Partnership
Rated 'Outstanding' by the CQC, NLFS is one of a partnership of providers working together as a North London Forensic Collaborative, sharing a joint commitment to the continuous improvement of Forensic mental health services for patients, families, carers and staff.
As the lead provider within the collaborative, NLFS offers a range of highly specialist services including low- and medium-secure and SCFT services and includes a range of highly specialist forensic services notably the National Stalking Clinic and Fixated Threat Assessment Centre. Regular opportunities to move across teams and services arise, for those who may be interested in widening their experience during their employment with us in the longer term.
To provide a qualified clinical psychology service to detained patients within the inpatient services at the North London Forensic Service (including low and medium secure wards), service users coming up for discharge from secure inpatient services or living in the community thereafter, as required. The successful candidate will support the provision of psychological interventions as part of a multidisciplinary team including leading on the delivery of psychology within the team. This will include the provision of highly specialist and expert psychological assessment and interventions, in addition to contributing to developing research, offering supervision, consultancy training and reflective practice to psychology staff and other clinicians, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the teams policies and procedures. The use of research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the North London Forensic Service will also be required.
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