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Preceptorship Specialist Psychologist / Psychological Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Newton Abbot
£41,659 to £54,619 a year pa inc (relocation package available)
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen in our Devon Prisons cluster for a Band 7 preceptorship to 8a. This role includes a relocation package. The post holder will also be funded to complete formal training in: EMDR, DBT or MBT within their first two years in post and access to specialist supervision in the approach.

The successful candidate will hold their own clinical caseload and be responsible for supervising pre-qualified psychological therapists. Supervision skills training will be provided if required. Your progression is key, and you will be offered development sessions to support your career planning and professional development into the 8a role.

We would consider applications from newly qualified psychological therapists or those close to obtaining qualified status.

Main duties of the job

The post is part of the Oxleas Forensic and Prisons Directorate, reporting to Head of Healthcare and the Head of Psychological Therapies.

The post is based at HMP Exeter, HMP Channings Wood and HMP Dartmoor.

Relevant Information about the Trust and/or the area of work:

Oxleas Forensic Psychological Therapies department is an unusually large, long established and nationally well regarded specialty. Psychological therapists are highly valued within the wider directorate and trust and occupy a variety of service-wide leadership roles, including as Responsible Clinicians. Staff in the Forensic Directorate report the highest levels of job satisfaction in a Trust recognised for positive employee feedback. The Psychological Therapies team is warm and friendly, whilst also being dynamic and innovative.

Within the psychological therapies department, there is a focus on attachment, trauma and systemic approaches with expert supervision available for several evidence-based therapy modalities such Mentalisation based Therapy (MBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR). We offer a unique range of training opportunities and will invest in supporting you to extend your knowledge and expertise.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values: o We're Kind o We're Fair o We Listen o We Care

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We would consider applications from newly qualified psychological therapists or those close to obtaining qualified status.

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