The closing date is 17 May 2023
This is an opportunity for a HCPC registered clinical psychologist, who has experience of criminal justice and mental health services. You will have experience of delivering psychological assessments and interventions for mental health. You will enjoy working independently and have the skills to develop excellent working relationships with colleagues, commissioners and service users. You will have an interest in both the clinical aspects of the role, and developing your strategic and leadership skills. Inclusion deliver the psychology services across five sites within Yorkshire; HMP Leeds, HMP Wakefield, HMP Wealstun, HMP New Hall and HMP Askham Grange. The successful candidate will work alongside another Psychologist, who together will be responsible for delivering psychology services across all sites.
Main duties of the job
Within the prisons within West Yorkshire you will be working as part of established mental health teams, working in collaboration with our primary provider, Practice Plus Group who are supportive, forward thinking and committed to recovery based approaches. Excellent peer support from the Inclusion Psychology Team. Regular training, CPD and quarterly Psychology Team Away Days. An opportunity to develop your skills and experience in relation to strategy and leadership whilst maintaining the clinical aspects of the role. Flexible working arrangements considered (where service needs allow).
To learn more about this post or to arrange an informal site visit, please contact Kayleigh Riley, Yorkshire Prison's Lead:
Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). We provide caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex.
We support individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health. We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care, realising all the benefits a modern NHS organisation can provide.
We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are. Here at MPFT, we are proud of the comprehensive wellbeing and lifestyle support offer available, in addition to in-house training and coaching support.
Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed and provided in conjunction with service users. We are committed to providing the best service we can, and if you share our values, we want you on our team!
16 March 2023
Agenda for change
£56,164 to £65,262 a year Pro rata
Your role will involve making a positive difference to the lives of prisoners. You will have the opportunity to use your clinical and consultation skills as well as deliver training and develop programmes. Across the wider organisation, you will also be involved in a range of other strategic projects and responsibilities.
You will be joining the supportive Inclusion psychology team who meet regularly to explore issues and collaborate on research or development projects. We will support you to access regular clinical supervision and appropriate professional development.
- Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical / counselling psychology (or its equivalent prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS, including models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology
- HPC registration as a clinical/counselling psychologist with Chartered Status
- Experience of working within a custodial environment
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
For questions about the job, contact:
Inclusion Cluster Manager