The closing date is 17 January 2023
At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
- Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
- Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
- "In our Gift" providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
- The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
- Opportunities for flexible working (depending on the role)
- Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
- Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
- Child Care Vouchers Scheme
- Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
Main duties of the job
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.
We are looking for HCPC registered clinical psychologists, ideally some 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.
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.
To learn more about this post or to arrange an informal site visit, please contact Andrea Ramsden, East Midlands Cluster 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!
Clinical Psychologist (Band 8b)
Location: HMP Foston Hall and HMP Sudbury
Salary Band 8b: £56,164 - £65,262
HMP Sudbury is an open male estate situated in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. HMP Foston Hall is a closed female estate located in Foston, Derbyshire. Geographically, the two prisons are close together and can be reached within a 10 minute drive of each other. The post will involve working across both sites as service need requires.
At HMP Foston and Sudbury you will be working as part of an established mental health team, 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)
Essential and Desirable
Certificate of Sponsorship
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