Forensic or Clinical Psychologist
Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
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Are you a forensic or clinical psychologist interested in working within the criminal justice system.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in partnership with providers Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation and Rethink, supporting prisoners mental health and well-being.
We have 2 permanent Band 8a positions full time or part-time working hours, rotational can also be considered.
The post holders will work within the forensic and clinical psychology speciality and will provide psychology input to the prison based mental health team at HMP Hull and Humber.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for highly motivated, confidant forensic or clinical psychologists who have a strong interest in prison work.
The posts will involve working with adult males in the prisons who present with risky behaviours and who display signs of complex mental health difficulties.
You will be required to have a good vision of the service and requirements, supporting the development of a specialist forensic/clinical psychology service within the prison mental health provision.
Applicants will need to be equipped with a strong sense of responsibility and leadership as the psychology representative within the wider multidisciplinary team.
You will have the clinical autonomy to work within your preferred models of practice and support will be available to help you develop areas of your practice relevant to this specialist role.
The post holder will be working within our growing group of forensic services which is closely aligned to our secure in-patient services. You will be part of a friendly and supportive group of forensic and clinical psychologists, who maintain a strong identity as a psychology department whilst also being key members of multidisciplinary teams. We are members of the local Post-Qualification Training Network, providing frequent opportunities for accessing high quality CPD events and training, linking to career development. The psychology department has strong links with the University of Hull. The post will provide the opportunity to contribute to service-based evaluation and audit, service development and teaching/training. As a department, we are actively trying to develop our research activity.
Ensure the systematic provision of a high-quality psychology service, within the service area, by providing strong, effective professional direction, ensuring the delivery of evidence based psychological interventions and practice.
Provide clinical supervision for doctoral trainees and assistant psychologists and to develop skills in professional post-qualification teaching, training, and supervision of other staff in the delivery of psychological services.
To continue to demonstrate advanced psychological skills in practice and provide support and advice regarding service development and implementation of highly specialist psychological interventions and the delivery of the highest quality of care in collaboration with prisoners, carers, staff, managers and, other agencies across several teams/geographical areas.
To utilise research skills by contributing to the identification, initiation and co-ordination of audit and research within the relative service area.
For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.
Qualifications and Knowledge
Skills and Competencies
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).