An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Health & Justice teams within Tees Esk and Wear Valleys (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust.
We are searching for a committed and enthusiastic psychology graduate, preferably with some experience of working in secure mental health/prison settings, to join the Mental Health team at HMP Northumberland.
The Mental Health team iscommitted to delivering high quality care to patients in prison. The model of service delivery aims to provide timely, evidence-based and accessible mental health assessment and treatment to meet the needs of prisoners. The post within the mental health teams provide a fantastic opportunity to develop clinically whilst based within an enthusiastic and supportive team.
The successful applicant will be Higher Assistant Psychologist (HAP) and will join multi-disciplinary health team, working alongside members of prison operational staff. Tasks will include, although not exhaustive of, assessment of mental health of the male residents within the prison, psychometric scoring and interpretation, facilitation of small treatment-focussed groups, individual intervention, audit, staff training and report writing. Experience of delivering evidenced based therapies, i.e. CBT and DBT either individually or within a group setting would be desirable. The successful post-holder will have good communication and interpersonal skills, and preferably will have some experience of risk management in prison or forensic settings.Main duties of the job
- To be responsible for and lead on service evaluation and research projects
- To work under supervision on time limited interventions within the service
- To participate in clinical/professional and management supervision
- To contribute to multi-disciplinary team working
- To use the Trust electronic patient record system
- To abide by all Trust policies and procedures
- To be able to respond flexibly and creatively to challenges
We offer a wide range of professional development opportunities and training and encourage individuals to further develop their own clinical skills and experience.
Psychologists & Psychological Therapists provide key leadership roles within the Trust. To support this we have developed leadership profiles for each psychology band and the profile card associated with this post is attached on NHS Jobs. You can find more information about the NHS Leadership Academy's Healthcare Leadership Model and the profiles at their website. We encourage you to look at these resources as they will play a part in the interview process. Why choose TEWV?
Our staff have access to amazing staff benefits including:
Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- Free access to therapy and coaching which can be accessed in work time.
- Free car parking across our sites, saving you more than �300 per year compared to neighbouring Trusts.
- Access to the coveted NHS pension scheme.
- Continuing professional development opportunities including paid-for training.
- Career break scheme.
- Generous annual leave with the option to purchase more.
Key aspects of the role have been listed below
- Experience working as a psychology assistant (orequivalent).
- Experience working with people with mental illhealth or learning disabilities (paid or voluntary).
- Previous involvement in clinical audit, research orservice evaluation.
- Ability to relate therapeutically to the needs ofclients and in a way that addresses psychologicalresistance.
- Ability to work collaboratively with members of theMDT to provide an effective service.
- Plan and organise effectively to meet requiredtimescales
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Degree in Psychology
- Eligible for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society
- Further post graduate training in relevant areas of professional psychology, mental health practice, youth work, work with offenders and/or research design and analysis
- Experience working as a psychology assistant (or equivalent).
- Experience working with people with mental ill health or learning disabilities (paid or voluntary).
- Previous involvement in clinical audit, research or service evaluation
- Experience working in a prison setting
- Ability to work collaboratively with members of the MDT to provide an effective service
- Ability to relate therapeutically to the needs of clients and in a way that addresses psychological resistance.
- Plan and organise effectively to meet required timescales.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- An understanding of the needs and difficulties of people with mental ill health or learning disabilities.
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation TrustAddress
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