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Assistant Clinical Psychologist - Liaison and Diversion

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa, pro-rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024
1x 0.4 WTE (15 hours per week)

A fantastic and new opportunity has arisen within the established Liaison and Diversion Team, to provide The Community Sentence Treatment Requirements (CSTR) programme within Derbyshire.

CSTR aims to reduce reoffending and short term custodial sentences by addressing the health and social care issues of the offender.

The role will support and enhance the professional psychological care of clients with Community Sentence Treatment requirements (CSTR).

You will work as a member of the Community Liaison and Diversion Team providing psychological assessment and psychological interventions under the supervision of a qualified psychologist, working independently according to a plan agreed by a qualified clinical psychologist.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

Please note that should we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised.

Main duties of the job

To deliver the therapeutic structured programme as required by the mental health treatment requirement of the CSTR.

To assist in the clinically related administration, audits, collection of statistics, development of audit and/or research projects, teaching and project work.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • Good Honours degree (2.1 or above) in Psychology
  • Eligibility for Graduate membership of BPS


  • Post graduate studies in relevant applied psychology



  • Previous experience as an Assistant Psychologist


  • Experience of working in Forensic settings
  • Experience of delivering training
  • Experience of delivering group or individual psychological work
  • Experience of completing risk assessments
  • Experience of using standard psychometric tests

Knowledge and Skills


  • High level communication skills including an ability to communicate and work in settings in which the atmosphere may be highly emotive
  • Good interpersonal skills to facilitate communication with colleagues and other service providers
  • Ability to communicate sensitive information to clients, carer and colleagues in a way that addresses psychological resistance
  • Theoretical knowledge of relevant assessment and treatment models at a graduate level and ability to apply existing knowledge to working in a range of clinical settings
  • Good written communication skills, with the ability to tailor these to varying contexts


  • Ability to process text, set up and use databases and spreadsheets
  • Knowledge and awareness of issues relevant to those individuals who have neurodiverse needs

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Andrew's House

London Road



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