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Trainee Forensic Psychologist

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Full Time
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This is a fixed term contract within the Wales Offender Personality Disorder Pathway. The post is hosted by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board; however, the majority of work is undertaken within the National Probation Service across their South East and South West Wales Probation offices.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to undertake psychological consultation, formulation, clinical intervention, and ad hoc assessment with people on probation screened into the Wales Offender Personality Disorder Pathway. The post holder's core work will involve consultation and formulation with probation practitioners.

The role will also involve staff training, support, and some research support. The post holder will be required to work independently on a day-to-day basis. The post holder will be required to enrol, be accepted onto, undertake, and successfully complete a structured programme of learning (including personal study, research, clinical experience, and assessment) to registration as a forensic psychologist.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification Academic Requirements Essential
  • Higher Education in Psychology e.g. BSc Psychology
  • Master's level training in forensic psychology, as accredited by the BPS
  • Post-graduate Masters in a clinically relevant area e.g. Research skills, forensic practice.
Experience Essential
  • Experience in Forensic Mental Health settings
  • Experience in Probation Services, HMPPS

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