The post provides numerous opportunities to develop consultation and liaison and training skills and clinical expertise and experience. As well as jointly delivering a service with probation colleagues, the post holder will work closely with the wider forensic psychological therapies team, and will have additional opportunities to develop complementary community skills and experience.
This is a permanent post.
The post will be hosted by East London NHS Foundation Trust, which has a national reputation for excellence, and offers wide-ranging opportunities for mental health practitioners within its teams.
Main duties of the job To contribute to all activities and responsibilities of the psychology department, including psychological and risk assessments, formulations, treatment planning, and management and delivery of interventions. To engage with opportunities to develop competencies and contribute to the development of others through specialist training, multidisciplinary meetings, reflective practice group, staff support group, and clinical supervision To be committed and contribute to therapeutic community model of treatment To develop consistent and helpful working relationships with colleagues and patients, facilitating communication and managing conflict and challenges that arise. To develop awareness of risk factors in relation to offending, as well as issues relevant to physical, relational, and procedural security To maintain professionalism and boundaries
To be able to manage distressing information and situations such as challenging behaviour
Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations
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Person Specification Education and Training Essential
- oPostgraduate doctorate in Clinical or Forensic Psychology, or equivalent qualification such as Statement of Equivalence, leading to eligibility for Chartered status, or Depending on training needs, may hold a professional qualification in psychology and be undertaking further training to complete requirements for a Statement of Equivalence
- oPre-qualification training in a relevant field of applied psychology
- oExperience of providing specialist psychological assessments and treatment interventions to people with with complex problems
- oExperience of teaching, training, and/or supervision
- oExperience of working in a range of care settings, including outpatient, inpatient and community
- oExperience of working with a variety of patients reflecting a wide range of clinical severity
Knowledge and Skills Essential
- oSkills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management, including the use of theoretical models to analyse information and develop formulations upon which to base choice of treatment
- oSkills in delivering psychological interventions in individual and/or group formats, adapted to meet the needs of the individual or group
- oSkills in effective oral and written communication of complex and/or clinically sensitive information to a wide range of recipients both within and outside the NHS, including the ability to produce letters, reports, and associated documentation appropriate to its readership, and to overcome barriers to understanding and acceptance
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