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Forensic or Clinical Psychologist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
East Riding of Yorkshire
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Prison and Forensic
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a forensic or clinical psychologist interested in working within the criminal justice system.This is an exciting opportunity to work in partnership with providers Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation and Rethink, supporting prisoners' mental health and well-being.We have a permanent Band 8a position full time or part-time working hours, rotational can also be considered.The post holder will work within the forensic and clinical psychology speciality and will provide psychology input to the prison based mental health team at HMP Hull or Humber.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for highly motivated, confidant forensic or clinical psychologist who has a strong interest in prison work.The post will involve working with adult males in the prisons who present with risky behaviours and who display signs of complex mental health difficulties.You will be required to have a good vision of the service and requirements, supporting the development of a specialist forensic/clinical psychology service within the prison mental health provision.Applicants will need to be equipped with a strong sense of responsibility and leadership as the psychology representative within the wider multidisciplinary team.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our Trust website

You will join our team of over 2,800 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further details regarding this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • Current HCPC Registration
  • Knowledge of experience in the use of a wide range of psychometric and other objective assessment tools, such as neuro-assessment, as applied in identified area
  • Skills in co-ordinating programmes of care, and providing consultation and specialist advice to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Broadly based knowledge of the theory and practice of advanced psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (eg complex PTSD, personality disorder, dual diagnosis, people with disabilities
  • Member of a special interest group/network, locally or nationally
Experience Essential
  • Experience of excercising full clinical responsibility for service users psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator and within the context of a mulitdisciplinary care plan
  • Be able to effectively chair meetings
  • Evidence of advanced practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
  • Ability to work across team/organisational boundaries developing and maintaining multi professional and multi-agemcy partnerships
  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts
  • Experience of developing others through education, mentorship, coaching, teaching, assessing, presentations, publishing
Skills and Competencies Essential
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to embrace change
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills at all levels ie strategically and locally

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