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Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychologist - 2 sites

Employer
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sherwood, Nottingham
Salary
£50,952 to £68,525 Per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024
Are you interested in working in custodial environments?

Are you a qualified forensic, counselling or clinical psychologist?

Are you interested in collaborative working to deliver key outcomes for service users?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for a Psychologist working in our specialist psychological services across HMP Nottingham and HMP Lowdham Grange. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and suitably qualified principal grade Clinical, Forensic or Counselling Psychologist to join our well established psychology team. The successful applicant will support with the ongoing delivery of the stepped care approach incorporating critical interventions at different levels across both HMP Nottingham and HMP Lowdham Grange including individual as well as group therapies incorporating key models of therapy including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Art therapy alongside the provision of psycho-education, training and service development.

The Trust remain committed to supporting with ongoing CPD and the successful applicant will be supported to attend external CPD training in line with their interests and service need and ongoing service development.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide specialist formulation-driven psychological assessment and therapy (Step 4 model) by working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service's policies and procedures.

Providing support, education and training for staff are central to the role of the psychologist.

Assisting in planning and evaluating the service will also be key components for the Post-holder.

To utilise research and audit skills for policy, practice and service development in the Directorate.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!

#TeamNottsHC

Job description

Job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of this post to be undertaken in accordance with policies, procedures and practices of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and with the Code of Conduct and Guidance on Professional Practice issued by the British Psychological Society. It is the post-holders responsibility to ensure they keep up-to-date with these policies and other policy documents.

The post holder will provide specialist formulation-driven psychological assessment and therapy (Step 4 model) by working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the services policies and procedures.

The post holder will provide ongoing support, education and training for staff

The post holder will assist in service development, planning and evaluating the service and support the Lead Psychologist/ Mental health clinical lead in developing and delivering effective treatment pathways for patients in custodial settings.

The post holder will utilise research and audit skills for policy, practice and service development in the Offender Healthcare Care Unit

To identify and to advise service managers on those aspects of the service where psychological or organisation matters need addressing.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Honours degree in Psychology as accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • Doctorate in Clinical or Forensic or Counselling Psychology. Must be able to demonstrate eligibility for chartered status as a Clinical or Forensic or Counselling Psychologist and be registered with the HCPC as a practitioner Psychologist.


Training

Essential

  • Evidence of CPD
  • Evidence of completion of supervision training.


Desirable

  • Further specialist training in mental health/IDD


Experience

Essential

  • Relevant experience developing expertise in clinical/forensic/Counselling psychology practice
  • Experience of working effectively in multidisciplinary settings to devise specialist care programmes
  • Service evaluation


Desirable

  • Project or other service development experience


Knowledge

Essential

  • To have well developed specialist knowledge and skills across a range of aspects of clinical/forensic/Counselling psychology, including IAPT model.
  • An-depth understanding of risk, risk assessment.
  • Advanced knowledge, experience and expertise in at least one specialist area of clinical/forensic/Counselling practice gained through specialist training and supervised practice (e.g. psychotherapy, neuropsychology, risk assessment, clinical/forensic supervision).
  • Demonstrates an understanding of a variety of models of formulation and how to convey this to others in an accessible form.


Desirable

  • Publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Understanding of risk assessments relating to self-harm and suicide
  • Evidence of research


Skills

Essential

  • Skills in complex psychological assessment, intervention and management with special relevance to ID, MH and PD (inclusive of trauma informed approaches)
  • Communication of complex and sometimes distressing information to a wide range of audiences
  • Able to engage constructively with people who are highly anxious, depressed or hostile.
  • Ability to work positively and constructively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Teaching and Training
  • Supervision and motivation of staff
  • Effective skills in word-processing and other clinically-relevant computer software
  • Use of psychometric test equipment


Values and Behaviours

Essential

  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation


Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

HMP Nottingham

Perry Rd,

Sherwood, Nottingham

NG5 3AG



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186-852-24-FS

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