Are you an experienced Clinical Psychologist looking for an opportunity to shape and develop a service? Or perhaps you're soon to be newly qualified looking for your first role in a growing and supportive team?
A rare opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Psychologist
to join our Community Forensic Team based in Suffolk. We're a flexible team and can offer a substantive post with full or part time hours, to work around your commitments. Your base will be at Cedar House in Ipswich, but we encourage as much community-based working as possible, with the opportunity to work remotely too if needed.
Our collaborative team provides recovery-focussed community care for offenders who have been, or are being, discharged from a secure unit and are now living in the community.
You will be joining a well-established, large team of psychologists and a service which has consistently been rated 'Good' by the CQC and that aspires to achieve 'outstanding' next. Our psychologists come from a range of different therapeutic backgrounds including clinical, counselling and forensics.
We're passionate about development and you will be supported and encouraged to undertake additional training. If you're newly qualified, you will commence a preceptorship and will be supported throughout your early career. If you're an experienced psychologist, there will be the opportunity to undertake specialist training, as well as leadership and more.Main duties of the job
Our absolute priority is to find a psychologist who is committed to multidisciplinary working and who will share ideas and support colleagues in developing their psychological knowledge and skills and their skills in formulation and reflective practice in addition to delivering a psychological assessment and treatment service to a caseload of Community Forensic Team service users across Suffolk.
This post offers the satisfying opportunity for long-term therapeutic work with complex service users and will support the development of the Community Forensic Service we offer across the region. We offer a range of specialist therapists including EMDR, DBT, Schema Therapy in addition to CBT.
When you join our service, you will have a thorough induction and will be supported by the wider MDT. Supervision arrangements will be in place, with specialist supervisions also available. We have an established programme of supportive team meetings, journal clubs, peer supervision and research interest groups to name a few. We're always supportive of research and development opportunities and you'll have the chance to get involved in a variety of initiatives and truly shape our service.
The ideal candidate will be organised, approachable and an excellent communicator. You will ideally have experience working with a range of complex and challenging behaviours and will have skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management.About us
Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing experiences and learning from each other. In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive. Why work for us?
We have challenges as a Trust, but we have ambitious aspirations, are pushing ahead with exciting transformation work and we need dedicated individuals to support us on our journey. We have strong, established nursing networks coupled with an exceptional leadership team who will ensure you are truly cared for and cared about. Why Norfolk and Suffolk?
The people here are warm and welcoming, you'll never be far from the beautiful coastline or Broads National Park. We're an hour and a half away from London and have an international airport in Norwich too. Our villages, towns and cities are packed full of history, independent cafes, shops and theatres. We have excellent shopping, eating out, top ranking schooling and affordable house prices too.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The post-holder would be part of the wider NSFT Secure Services Psychology Team and would receive professional and governance support from the team. The post will be based in Suffolk at Cedar House on Ribbans Park Road, Ipswich and the successful applicant will be expected to travel to meet with service users depending upon need.
Were able to offer this post as a preceptorship, progression post for newly qualified candidates and are also keen to speak to experienced psychologists too.
Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!
Interview dates are yet to be set; you will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.
Please visit our Facebook and Twitter page @NSFTjobsPerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Supervisor training, to be a supervisor of doctoral programme clinical psychology trainees or willing to undertake training
- Registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HPC)
- Registered as a practitioner psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Training/qualification in additional relevant therapeutic model e.g. schema/CAT/CBT for psychosis
- Theory and practice of specialised psychological interventions (assessment and / or therapist
- Evidence of CPD in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
- Experience working as a qualified clinical psychologist (Band 7) and able to evidence appropriate knowledge and experience in practice to enable the post holder to clinically supervise trainee clinical psychologist
- Experience of working with a range of complex and challenging behaviours and exercising full clinical responsibility for psychological treatment.
- Experience in use of specific relevant risk assessments e.g. HCR-20, RSVP, SAM
- Experience of representing psychology within MDT setting (clinical and organisational contexts).
- Skilled in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management.
- Able to effectively communicate technical and clinically sensitive information to service users, families, carers and other professionals, within and outside NHS.
- Skills in consultation to professional and non - professional groups.
- Able to identify, provide and promote appropriate support strategies to carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and challenging behaviours.
- Ability to travel
- Experience of working within a multicultural framework.
- Experience of providing specific support intervention and strategy for staff.
- Knowledge of mental health legislation within specialist clinical context
- Well-developed knowledge of theory and practice of specialised psychological intervention and assessment in specialist clinical settings and service user groups.
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