Assistant Psychologist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 5
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Specialist Services to appoint an Assistant Psychologist into the Hampshire & IOW Multiagency Personality Service (HMAPS). We are a specialised community service jointly commissioned between NHS England (NHSE) and Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS). The service comprises of the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway and Intensive Interventions and Risk Management (IIRMS) service lines.

You will be part of a small specialist team that provides consultation, psychological case management, formulation, intervention, and training to the National Probation Service within Hampshire, with regard to the management of those offenders who have significant personality difficulties and who pose a high risk of serious harm to others/offending. The team also offers consultation to other community NHS services. Intervention aims to expedite the care pathway of offenders in hospital settings and prisons and to support offenders living in the community.

The service is based at Ravenswood House Medium Secure Unit, Fareham, but the work will be delivered in a range of NHS and non-NHS (e.g., Probation offices) premises across Hampshire. The post holder will therefore need to be a car driver.

Main duties of the job

*To support and enhance the psychological care of service users within the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Multi-Agency Personality Service (HMAPS).

*To work as part of the H-MAPS team providing evidence-based interventions for high-risk service user offenders with Personality Disorder. This is a specialised service providing consultation and treatment to a caseload of high-risk offenders in a range of NHS and non-NHS settings e.g. probation offices across Hampshire. Intervention aims to expedite the care pathway of offenders in prisons and to support offenders living in the community.

*To provide psychological assessment and psychological interventions under the supervision of a qualified professional psychologist, working independently according to a plan agreed with a qualified psychologist and within the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures.

*To assist in clinically related administration, collection of statistics, audit and/or research projects across the service.

*The post holder will receive regular supervision, clinical and professional, in accordance with Trust policy and to Professional Practice Guidelines set out by the British Psychological Society or appropriate designated Professional body.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • An upper second-class honours degree or higher in psychology.
  • Entitlement to GBR from the British Psychological Society.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Ravenswood House

Mayles Lane, Knowle



PO17 5NA

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