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Forensic or Clinical Psychologist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
East Riding of Yorkshire
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a forensic or clinical psychologist interested in working within the criminal justice system.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in partnership with providers Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation and Rethink, supporting prisoners mental health and well-being.

We have 2 permanent Band 8a positions full time or part-time working hours, rotational can also be considered.

The post holders will work within the forensic and clinical psychology speciality and will provide psychology input to the prison based mental health team at HMP Hull and Humber.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for highly motivated, confidant forensic or clinical psychologists who have a strong interest in prison work.

The posts will involve working with adult males in the prisons who present with risky behaviours and who display signs of complex mental health difficulties.

You will be required to have a good vision of the service and requirements, supporting the development of a specialist forensic/clinical psychology service within the prison mental health provision.

Applicants will need to be equipped with a strong sense of responsibility and leadership as the psychology representative within the wider multidisciplinary team.

About us

You will have the clinical autonomy to work within your preferred models of practice and support will be available to help you develop areas of your practice relevant to this specialist role.

The post holder will be working within our growing group of forensic services which is closely aligned to our secure in-patient services. You will be part of a friendly and supportive group of forensic and clinical psychologists, who maintain a strong identity as a psychology department whilst also being key members of multidisciplinary teams. We are members of the local Post-Qualification Training Network, providing frequent opportunities for accessing high quality CPD events and training, linking to career development. The psychology department has strong links with the University of Hull. The post will provide the opportunity to contribute to service-based evaluation and audit, service development and teaching/training. As a department, we are actively trying to develop our research activity.

Job description Job responsibilities

Ensure the systematic provision of a high-quality psychology service, within the service area, by providing strong, effective professional direction, ensuring the delivery of evidence based psychological interventions and practice.

Provide clinical supervision for doctoral trainees and assistant psychologists and to develop skills in professional post-qualification teaching, training, and supervision of other staff in the delivery of psychological services.

To continue to demonstrate advanced psychological skills in practice and provide support and advice regarding service development and implementation of highly specialist psychological interventions and the delivery of the highest quality of care in collaboration with prisoners, carers, staff, managers and, other agencies across several teams/geographical areas.

To utilise research skills by contributing to the identification, initiation and co-ordination of audit and research within the relative service area.

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • Current HCPC Registration
  • Knowledge of experience in the use of a wide range of psychometric and other objective assessment tools, such as neuro-assessment, as applied in identified area
  • Skills in co-ordinating programmes of care, and providing consultation and specialist advice to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Broadly based knowledge of the theory and practice of advanced psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (eg complex PTSD, personality disorder, dual diagnosis, people with disabilities
  • Member of a special interest group/network, locally or nationally
Experience Essential
  • Experience of excercising full clinical responsibility for service users psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator and within the context of a mulitdisciplinary care plan
  • Be able to effectively chair meetings
  • Evidence of advanced practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
  • Ability to work across team/organisational boundaries developing and maintaining multi professional and multi-agemcy partnerships
  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts
  • Experience of developing others through education, mentorship, coaching, teaching, assessing, presentations, publishing
Skills and Competencies Essential
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to embrace change
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills at all levels ie strategically and locally

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