Principal Clinical or Forensic Psychologist
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
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We are pleased to be offer this opportunity as part of our partnership with Tees Esk & Wear Valley NHS Trust's Health and Justice Services. An experienced and highly committed candidate is required to provide psychological leadership, direct and indirect intervention, and clinical supervision into the mental health in-reach team at HMP Havrigg. This is a varied position with a range of opportunties for the post holder to deliver interventions that address emotional dysregulation and other personality difficulties arising from developmental trauma, and that address psychosis. Training in, and experience of appying therapeutic models to service users experiencing personality and mental health difficulties would be an advantage. The post holder would be expected to bring a range of experience and skills working with this client group such as in providing training, supervision and consultation to non-psychologists. Experience of the prison system and/or experience of work in secure hospitals across security categories, and some expertise in neurodiversity would also be an advantage.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be expected to provide specialist advice, guidance and consultation to other team members, and to the wider system. They will contribute directly to client's formulation, diagnosis and management and/or treatment plan. Knowledge of and/or experience in using diagnostic assessments for personality and autustic spectrum disorders would be desirable. System level working including training and other methods of workforce development will be a substantial part of the role.
As part of the wider Psychological Services Team in LSCFT, the post holder will be expected to develop expertise in all aspects of forensic/clinical practice across the different services. The team is well integrated with all three North West Dclin prgrammes and hence there will also be opportunities to contribute to teaching and other aspects of the programmes in the chosen area of expertise. The post holder will be directly supported by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Lead for Inpatient Psychology, Secure Services, LSCFT, and will be expected to participate in individual and peer supervision. Applicants for the above vacancy must be fully registered with the HCPC
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.
The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.
Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.
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Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.
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