Higher Assistant Psychologist

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the progressive and innovative Health & Justice teams within Tees Esk and Wear Valleys (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust.

We are searching for a committed and enthusiastic psychology graduate, preferably with some experience of working in secure mental health/prison settings, to join the Mental Health team at HMP Preston. There is also an expectation to work across site into HMP Kirkham as and when required.

The Mental Health team iscommitted to delivering high quality care to patients in prison. The model of service delivery aims to provide timely, evidence-based and accessible mental health assessment and treatment to meet the needs of prisoners. The post within the mental health teams provide a fantastic opportunity to develop clinically whilst based within an enthusiastic and supportive team.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be Higher Assistant Psychologist (HAP) and will join the multidisciplinary health team, working alongside members of prison operational staff. Tasks will include, although not exhaustive of, assessment of mental health of the male residents within the prison, psychometric administration, scoring and interpretation, facilitation of small treatment-focused groups, individual intervention, audit, staff training and report writing. Experience of delivering evidenced based therapies, i.e. CBT and DBT either individually or within a group setting would be desirable. The successful post-holder will have good communication and interpersonal skills, and preferably will have some experience of risk management in prison or forensic settings.

Job share may be considered. Please specify working pattern request on application (full time, part time etc).

About us

A great experience for our colleagues

We're committed to co-creating a great experience for our colleagues. This means listening to what staff are telling us and working together to be the best employer we can be.

Valuing our staff

Our staff are our most important asset and recognising their excellent work and the vital contributions they make to patient care is very important.

Investors in people

We have achieved the gold Investors in People (IIP) standard and have been commended on great people management practice and demonstrating a commitment to staff development.

Disability Confident Scheme

We are signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme. This means we have to demonstrate that we're taking positive action to attract, recruit and retain disabled people

Continuously improving services

We have an award-winning system for delivering efficiency through clinician-led quality improvements.

Date posted

15 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

346-FMH-140-22

Job locations

HMP Preston

2 Ribbleton Lane

Preston

PR1 5AB


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification which outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification which outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in psychology

Desirable

  • Further post graduate training in relevant areas of professional psychology, mental health practice, youth work, work with offenders and/or research design and analysis

Experience

Essential

  • Experience working as a psychology assistant (or equivalent).
  • Experience working with people with mental ill health or learning disabilities (paid or voluntary).

Knowledge

Essential

  • An understanding of the needs and difficulties of people with mental ill health or learning disabilities

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work collaboratively with members of the MDT to provide an effective service.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in psychology

Desirable

  • Further post graduate training in relevant areas of professional psychology, mental health practice, youth work, work with offenders and/or research design and analysis

Experience

Essential

  • Experience working as a psychology assistant (or equivalent).
  • Experience working with people with mental ill health or learning disabilities (paid or voluntary).

Knowledge

Essential

  • An understanding of the needs and difficulties of people with mental ill health or learning disabilities

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work collaboratively with members of the MDT to provide an effective service.

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).

Additional information

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).

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Address

HMP Preston

2 Ribbleton Lane

Preston

PR1 5AB


Employer's website

https://www.tewv.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Address

HMP Preston

2 Ribbleton Lane

Preston

PR1 5AB


Employer's website

https://www.tewv.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Dany Just

d.just@nhs.net

Date posted

15 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

346-FMH-140-22

Job locations

HMP Preston

2 Ribbleton Lane

Preston

PR1 5AB


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