Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/Psychological Therapist

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

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Job summary

We are looking for Principal Clinical / Counselling / Forensic Psychologist to join the Prison Mental Health team based across all three Devon prisons.

We are looking for a Psychologist (Clinical, Counselling or Forensic) to work within the Prison Mental Health team covering the three Devon Prisons; HMP’s Exeter, Channings Wood and Dartmoor, where the centralised team is based at Langdon Hospital in Dawlish.

The Prison Mental Health team is required to provide a full mental health service at each prison establishment, including primary and secondary care. A stepped care model of service intervention is adhered to, and the service is regularly reviewed against the Royal College of Psychiatrists Standards for Prison Mental Health, which applicants are welcome to review at their leisure.

There is an already established team consisting of assistant psychologists, and practitioner psychologists/ psychotherapists who are dedicated to delivering high quality mental health services to some of the most vulnerable and marginalised service users.

We will support you to learn the skills you need to thrive in the role. We will offer you the training and development support you need to begin a fulfilling career. In return, you will need to be motivated, flexible and eager to learn.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will have a relevant professional qualification and registration, and have experience of working with individuals with a range of mental health issues, in mental health and/or secure services.

You will be skilled in psychological assessment, formulation and intervention and able to make good use of supervision to manage the complexity of this work with the service user group. Experience of supervising others and providing training/teaching is desirable.

The successful applicant will be able to work well as part of a team in a challenging environment, thinking creatively about ways of working collaboratively and effectively with partner agencies. They will be able to work autonomously, within the bounds of the role, and as part of a psychology team aiming to provide a consistent service across the three sites.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health & learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Date posted

27 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£47,126 to £53,219 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

C9369-22-5766

Job locations

HMP Channings Wood

Denbury

Newton Abbot

Devon

TQ12 6DW


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description and person spécification in the supporting documents for more information

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description and person spécification in the supporting documents for more information

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualified Clinical Psychologist (D.Clin.Psychol.) or equivalent e.g. Forensic Psychologist or Counselling Psychologist, with eligibility for Chartered Psychologist Status in the British Psychological Society.
  • HCPC registration as Practitioner Psychologist
  • Further training in forensic psychology or a specialist area relevant to forensic settings.
  • Further training in one or more psychological therapies, e.g. CBT, EMDR, CAT, Schema.

Desirable

  • Supervision Training
  • Management / Leadership training
  • Further training in forensic psychology or a specialist area relevant to forensic settings.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of work in mental health and forensic services in a range of service settings or agencies
  • Skills in applying complex methods of psychological assessment, formulation and intervention.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision of psychologists.
  • Experience in undertaking leadership roles within clinical psychology services in the NHS, and in contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies and clinical policies in multi-disciplinary, multi-agency contexts.
  • Experience, and/or training in diversity awareness and social inequality
  • Experience of providing supervision for qualified psychologists, trainees and assistant psychologists in psychological therapies to address mental health difficulties.

Desirable

  • Experience of leadership and proven outcomes in service development.
  • Innovation and creative development and implementation of evidence based therapies.

Knowledge and skills

Essential

  • Broad knowledge of Forensic services; and of the services in the NHS where clinical psychology is commonly applied.
  • Extensive knowledge of the knowledge base, skills and practice of Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychology.
  • Knowledge of the policy context of services to DPT and of leadership in this setting.

Desirable

  • Project management experience
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualified Clinical Psychologist (D.Clin.Psychol.) or equivalent e.g. Forensic Psychologist or Counselling Psychologist, with eligibility for Chartered Psychologist Status in the British Psychological Society.
  • HCPC registration as Practitioner Psychologist
  • Further training in forensic psychology or a specialist area relevant to forensic settings.
  • Further training in one or more psychological therapies, e.g. CBT, EMDR, CAT, Schema.

Desirable

  • Supervision Training
  • Management / Leadership training
  • Further training in forensic psychology or a specialist area relevant to forensic settings.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of work in mental health and forensic services in a range of service settings or agencies
  • Skills in applying complex methods of psychological assessment, formulation and intervention.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision of psychologists.
  • Experience in undertaking leadership roles within clinical psychology services in the NHS, and in contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies and clinical policies in multi-disciplinary, multi-agency contexts.
  • Experience, and/or training in diversity awareness and social inequality
  • Experience of providing supervision for qualified psychologists, trainees and assistant psychologists in psychological therapies to address mental health difficulties.

Desirable

  • Experience of leadership and proven outcomes in service development.
  • Innovation and creative development and implementation of evidence based therapies.

Knowledge and skills

Essential

  • Broad knowledge of Forensic services; and of the services in the NHS where clinical psychology is commonly applied.
  • Extensive knowledge of the knowledge base, skills and practice of Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychology.
  • Knowledge of the policy context of services to DPT and of leadership in this setting.

Desirable

  • Project management experience

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Address

HMP Channings Wood

Denbury

Newton Abbot

Devon

TQ12 6DW


Employer's website

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


Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Address

HMP Channings Wood

Denbury

Newton Abbot

Devon

TQ12 6DW


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

Jean Simpson

jean.simpson@nhs.net

07976760255

Date posted

27 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£47,126 to £53,219 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

C9369-22-5766

Job locations

HMP Channings Wood

Denbury

Newton Abbot

Devon

TQ12 6DW


Supporting documents

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