Clinical Psychologist/Psychotherapist/Psychological Therapist - Band 7
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
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Due to an expansion of our Community Sentence Treatment Requirement (CSTR) Team within Gloucestershire, we are looking for highly motivated individual to deliver Mental Health Treatment Requirements as part of a Community Order or suspended sentence order made by our local courts.We aim to provide the best possible outcome for those individuals who are undergoing proceedings within the Criminal Justice System. This initiative is funded by NHS England, Gloucestershire CCG and the Office of the Police Crime Commissioner Gloucestershire as part of the long term reducing reoffending strategy.
The post holder will work directly with service users collaboratively formulating their difficulties in an integrative way, taking added complexities including dual diagnosis, social & economic stressors, attachment/interpersonal difficulties & complex trauma experiences into account.
Main duties of the job
You will use evidence-based interventions in a trauma informed & user-led way in order to help clients to live more meaningfully within the community and to reduce the likelihood of reoffending. Interventions are integrative, attachment/formulation-led, developed collaboratively.
Work will be across several sites within Gloucestershire and with multiple agencies including health and criminal justice colleagues.
Working alongside the Gloucestershire Liaison & Diversion Service for the provision of assessment of health needs of individuals within the offender pathway; you be will provide specialist psychological assessment and make recommendations to the Courts.
Maintaining a professional relationship with our local Magistrates Court, Crown Court, Probation Services and drug & alcohol services.
Teaching, training, consultation and the supervision of Assistant Psychologists and Doctorate Trainees is integral to the role.
There will be opportunity for role & service development, service user involvement & audit/service evaluation.
Clinical supervision will be provided (at least) monthly by a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Consultant.
The team supports complex service users and as such excellent clinical, interpersonal, team working and risk assessment skills are required.
At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.
Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.
Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.
Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.
The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.
Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application
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