Clinical/Applied Psychologist - Centre for Mental Health & Justice

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year Per annum
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Prison and Forensic
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity to work in Cornwall Foundation NHS Trust's Centre for Mental Health and Justice. This 8A Forensic or Clinical Psychology post involves delivering and coordinating clinical services within the Community Forensic Service. The post is held within the Centre for Mental Health and Justice which delivers four strands of clinical activity including the Probation focussed Offender Personality Disorder pathway, the Homelessness Vulnerability Liaison Service, the Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service and the Forensic Service.

Main duties of the job

The clinical psychologist in the Centre for Mental Health and Justice will be responsible for delivering a systematic and highly specialist assessment, formulation, treatment and consultation service for Mentally Disordered Offenders, and those who manage them, in a range of settings

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Education Essential
  • Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology or Master's degree or its equivalent
  • Pre or post doctoral training or supervised intensive experience
  • Eligibility for Registered Practitioner status
  • HCPC accredited professional psychology qualification i.e., clinical psychology and/or forensic psychology.
  • Continued development, including clinical supervision and further specialist training and experience
  • Stage 1 and /or 2 forensic psychologist status
Experience Essential
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of offenders across the full range of care settings
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups
  • Experience of working autonomously at band 7 or above - or equivalent
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or clinical supervision.and willingness to support junior staff members and trainees
  • Experience of receiving clinical supervision regularly
  • Experience of service development and coordination of development initiatives or service improvemen
  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework.

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