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Assistant Clinical Psychologist - Liaison and Diversion

Employer
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Derby
Salary
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa, pro-rata- Pending Agenda for Change Job Evaluation
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Service
Community
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting 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.

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 LGBTI+ 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 Qualifications Essential
  • Good Honours degree (2.1 or above) in Psychology
  • Eligible for Registration with BPS
Desirable
  • Graduate membership of the B.P.S
  • Post graduate studies in relevant applied psychology
Experience Essential
  • Previous experience as an Assistant Psychologist
Desirable
  • Experience of working in a range of clinical settings with different client groups including Forensics
  • Experience of delivering training
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • 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
  • An understanding of the needs and difficulties of people with mental health issues or those requiring the intervention of Psychological Services
  • 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 take responsibility for appropriate clinical decisions, within the context of regular supervision
  • An organised approach to work, with the ability to meet deadlines
Desirable
  • Experience of using databases
  • Knowledge and skills related to individuals in more than one specialist area
  • Demonstrates a desire to work in specific clinical area
  • Experience of using standard psychometric tests
  • Training and experience of using HCR-20
  • Knowledge and skills related to individuals in more than one specialist area


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