We are looking for a Clinical or Forensic Psychologist to be part of an established community team, improving the lives of forensic mental health service users.
This is a permanent role working Full Time at Agenda for Change band 7; with flexible working opportunities available. The team will cover Kent and out of area Kent patients.
Main duties of the job
Part of a pioneering programme funded by NHS England, the team will support forensic service users in the community instead of in secure hospitals. This can improve quality of life and reduce inequality, and allows hospital care costs to be reinvested into community services. Other teams in the programme have spoken of having a genuine impact on service users' lives, and the ability to instil hope and witness real life changes.
This is a rare chance to be part of an established community forensic service, providing opportunities to develop your skills and your career. You will play a key role in the multi-disciplinary team, working alongside colleagues from nursing, social work, occupational therapy and medicine. You will need to be a Chartered Psychologist with experience in mental health settings, but preferably with experience in forensic services or community settings.
What we can offer you* Career development with our comprehensive range of training & development opportunities to enhance your skills* Strong Supportive Management committed to provide 1-2-1 support to advance personal development.* Car Lease Scheme opens to all staff* Staff discounts for employees and their families* Relocation Support if you are moving to the area dependent on your circumstances* 35 days paid holiday, increasing to 41 days after 10 years' service* Pension schemeWe take pride in our services - which are underpinned by our values:
- Working together
We love the work, and we want you to join us.
Job description Job responsibilities
- To be responsible for the systematic provision of Specialist Clinical Psychology Services to mentally disordered offenders with complex, severe and enduring mental health difficulties within the FOLS and wider KFPS.
- To undertake high quality direct (assessment and therapeutic) and indirect (consultative, advisory and evaluative) specialist psychology interventions in these services and taking substantial professional responsibility and exercising autonomous judgement in their professional practice.
- To ensure the clinical effectiveness of own practice and of service functioning by undertaking research and development relevant to the service area.
- See Job Description document
Person Specification Essential Essential
- Registered Practitioner Psychologist with HCPC
- Experience working with adults
- Experience working in a community setting
- Experience working in a forensic community setting
- Post-graduate doctorate in clinical/forensic psychology (or its equivalent) as accredited by the BPS.
- supervised experience in the setting and client group
Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.