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Clinical or Forensic Psychologist

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £54,619 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Psychologist, Forensic mental health nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are a growing team and welcome applications from both experienced and newly/soon to be qualified psychologists who have an interest in forensic work and wish to embrace the complexities of such work.

We would offer regular supervision and development opportunities and would support applicants through the preceptorship process.

The role is for a full-time position, however we would consider applications from those wishing to work part-time (minimum 3 days / week or job share).

The team supports people across Derbyshire and offers a hybrid-working model, which allows flexibility to work remotely to access team meetings and work across various Derbyshire Healthcare offices.

Interviews will be held on 3rd of April.

Main duties of the job

The forensic community mental health team is an established multi-disciplinary team that strives to provide safe, effective and compassionate care, support and interventions for the people who use our service.

We aim to provide a number of psychological interventions that support people to reintegrate successfully into the community and develop their quality of life while promoting opportunities to develop valued social roles and activities.

We increasingly embrace trauma-informed ways of working and actively promote an awareness of the impact of a broad range of adverse life experiences.

Responsible for providing assessment, formulation and evidence-based psychological interventions within the Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust Forensic service.

This includes working with individuals and groups in forensic community services.

As a key member of the service you will combine direct clinical work with supervision, training, consultation, service evaluation and development.

Working as a member of the multi disciplinary team to provide a clinical service to high risk and difficult to engage clients who have complex mental health needs.

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 LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Post-graduate doctorate in Clinical / Forensic / Counselling Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or those in lateral transfer) as accredited by the BPS and giving eligibility for chartered status with the BPS
  • Registered with HCPC (or soon to be registered)
  • Chartered status with the BPS
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with clients with a range of mental health difficulties in a broad range of settings
  • Experience of working with people who have a history of causing harm to others
  • Experience of assessment, formulation and intervention in relation to risk
  • Experience of working in a trauma informed framework

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