Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust's Centre for Mental Health and Justice is inviting applications for a Specialist (8A) Psychologist, Clinical and/or Forensic. This Clinical or Forensic Psychologist post involves clinical leadership for the Lawson House Approved Premises Psychologically Informed Planned Environment (PIPE) in Plymouth. The post is held within the Centre for Mental Health and Justice which delivers four strands of clinical activity including the Homelessness Vulnerability Liaison Service (HVLS), the Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service, the Community Forensic Team and the OPD/IIRMS Services. There may be the opportunity for additional hours within the HVLS until 31 March 2023 with the possibility of that service being recommissioned.
In 2012 the Cornwall Centre for Mental Health and Justice evolved from the Community Forensic Mental Health Team (CFMHT), one of the longest established CFMHT's in England. The Centre is based on the top floor of Cornwall Police Headquarters in Bodmin, ensuring high levels of sustainable partnership working with other Criminal Justice Agencies across Devon and Cornwall. The Police HQ is a vibrant and positive working environment, encouraging the best of collaborative partnership working. In 2019 further service developments were commissioned and we now provide the Intensive Integrated Risk Management Service (IIRMS) to complement the OPD pathway
Main duties of the job
We are now developing a PIPE in our Approved Premises in Plymouth. The PIPE model works within the whole hostel: staff, residents and all its functions, to develop an enhanced psychologically and socially informed approach to the creation and operation of the hostel environment. The Specialist (8A) Psychologist will be the Clinical Lead and will be jointly responsible for the development of the Approved Premises as a PIPE along with the hostel manager. The Psychologist will lead on developing the relational approach to working with residents through individual and group clinical supervision, staff training, reflective practice groups and developing groupwork and management of group dynamics.
The work of the Centre is challenging and interesting, calling on the full breadth of a Forensic or Clinical Psychologists skillset. We regularly attract students and trainees of all disciplines, as well as interns. The Centre has become the hub for a set of supportive and productive working relationships across Police, Probation and other Public Protection partners. The successful applicant will be joining a community of staff who are enthusiastic, mutually supportive and effective.
The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the wide range of activities of the Centre, including service evaluation projects, service development, CPD and Multi-Agency Public Protection work.
We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.
We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.
Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.
We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.
Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.
Job description Job responsibilities
To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.
Person Specification Education Essential
- Post graduate doctoral qualification in Psychology, Psychotherapy or Sociotherapy
- Registration with relevant body, e.g. BPS, UKCP etc
- Experience of providing clinical supervision to others either individually or in groups
- Clinical Supervision training/qualification
- Ability to comprehend and communicate verbally and in writing complex and sensitive information in a manner appropriate to a range of settings and audiences
- Ability to analyse and manage complex clinical information from a range of sources integrating it into a formulation utilising a range of clinical perspectives
- Must be capable of taking substantial professional responsibility and acting autonomously in respect of clinical decisions in their area of specialist practice
- Specialist training or experience of working in a Forensic Setting
- Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the appropriate registering body
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