Higher Assistant Psychologist
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
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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).
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 peopleContinuously improving services
We have an award-winning system for delivering efficiency through clinician-led quality improvements.
Please see attached job description and person specification which outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the role.
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
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