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Senior Clinical or Forensic Psychologist

Employer
Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Location
Marston Green
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Clinical or Forensic Psychologist to join an established team of Psychologists in the Secure Services for people with Intellectual Disabilities at Brooklands Hospital.

The contribution of psychological services is highly valued within the teams and service management and is fully integrated within collaborative multi-disciplinary teams.

The successful candidate will have post qualification experience of working with forensic populations and/or considerable experience of working with people with Intellectual (learning) disabilities who present considerable risk to others. You will use your psychological skills and experience to provide assessments, individual and group therapies, team formulations, and reflective practice. You will also supervise others (qualified psychologists and non-psychologists) and be involved in training others, such as ward staff and multidisciplinary colleagues.

The psychology department at Brooklands is a well-established and supportive service and the successful applicant will receive support to further develop their skills and knowledge, through supervision and training opportunities. The team work from a number of different therapeutic approaches including CBT, CAT, CFT, EMDR and Schema Therapy. We also have a full DBT programme operating, and provide a number of well-established and structured offence group programmes as part of the service user's comprehensive treatment pathway.

Main duties of the job

To ensure the systematic provision of a high quality, highly specialist Psychological Service to the Secure Services on the Brooklands site, as directed by the Lead Psychologist.

To work co-operatively with multi-disciplinary colleagues to achieve service goals.

To provide psychological assessment and therapy, consultation, and training.

To supervise and support the psychological assessment and therapy provided by other clinicians involved with these services, working autonomously within professional guidelines, exercising full clinical responsibility, and implementing changes where necessary.

To clinically supervise, manage the workload and support the work of junior psychological service staff allocated to them.

To be involved in service development projects improving the quality and effectiveness of services.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart' this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • flexible working opportunities
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support group

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for more information. You can also make contact to arrange a visit to the service to learn more, too. Please give us a call!

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registration as a Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC in Clinical


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with a range of clients, presenting a range of clinical severity and maintenance of professionalism in challenging circumstances.
  • Experience of tailoring psychological assessment and intervention to individual needs.
  • Experience of working with adults with forensic needs/inpatient secure settings
  • Experience of Supervision of others


Other

Essential

  • Requirement to travel throughout the area covered by the Trust's services.


Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust

Address

Brooklands Hospital

Coleshill Road

Marston Green

B37 7HL

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444-6214964-BL

Company

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