The closing date is 06 April 2023
Your role will involve making a positive difference to the lives of people in prison in the Isle of Wight. You will provide consultation and formulation to colleagues, as well as providing limited direct clinical work appropriate to the banding of the role.
You will work with operational managers and clinical leads to ensure that all members of multidisciplinary teams have access to psychologically informed ways of thinking about service users. There will be opportunities to develop and deliver training, as well as to lead on development of evidence-based psychological interventions within your establishment(s).
Additional tasks may include providing reflective practice spaces for teams and offering supervision to more junior psychology colleagues.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for HCPC registered applied psychologists (we believe forensic, counselling or clinical psychologists may have the required competencies) who are passionate about social justice and reducing health inequalities. You may have experience of criminal justice and mental health services, but we are also keen to receive applications from people with different backgrounds, as this supports diversity within our psychology team. You will have experience of delivering psychological assessments and evidence-based interventions, as well as experience of working indirectly through MDT colleagues.
You will enjoy working independently and have the skills to develop excellent working relationships with service users, colleagues and commissioners. You will have an interest in the clinical aspects of the role, and in developing your strategic and leadership skills.
The supportive Inclusion psychology team is led by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. The team meet regularly for professional development, reflective space and collaborative projects. Working in prisons can be both challenging and rewarding, and you will have the opportunity to work with and learn from experienced prison psychologists. We will support you to access regular clinical supervision and appropriate professional development. The team is also keen to develop audit, research and service improvement activity so there will be opportunities to conceptualise and lead on relevant projects within your prison.
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.
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!
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.
06 March 2023
Agenda for change
£56,164 to £65,262 a year per annum
HMP Isle of Wight
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
NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes
For this post we will offer
- MPFT will offer an additional 20%welcome to MPFT bonus', 10% on joining us and 10% after a period of 12 months service.
- An equivalent allowance can be offered which will enable the individual to pay for yearly professional registration fees up to £120.00 per year
- A contribution for relocation fees is also available upon application.
- Salary on appointment.
- Individual learning fund.
- Lease car scheme.
- Generous NHS pension scheme.
- Post-graduate doctoral level training in applied 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
- Post doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice or therapy
- HCPC registration as a practitioner psychologist
- Substantial experience of working as a qualified practitioner psychologist at a highly specialist level.
- Membership of the British Psychological Society or Association of Clinical Psychologists (as appropriate to professional training)
- Specialist training in trauma focused therapy
- Formal training/qualification in supervision of other psychologists (e.g. BPS Supervision Skills course)
- Accreditation with the BABCP as a Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapist
- Prior experience of working in prison/forensic services
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).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
HMP Isle of Wight
For questions about the job, contact:
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Dr Sarah Stacey