Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychologist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£55,903 to £61,996 a year Per annum, inclusive of Inner London HCAS
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Prison and Forensic
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are excited that our prison services are transforming in partnership with other healthcare providers across our BEH London Prisons and are looking for candidates who are interested in working in prison mental health to come and work with us in our Mental Health Hub.

This role includes working across Early Days in Custody, Planned Care, Unscheduled (Crisis Care) and Release and Transfer. The post holder will be required to support the delivery of care currently in the form of this New Models of Care, enabling the service to meet the London Wide service specification standards for Prison Healthcare.

The post holder will lead the therapies team to ensure they work to an agreed operational policy offering a high standard and an integrated triage, assessment and intervention individuals within our prison settings who are presenting with mental health problems in line with the New Models of Care.

Main duties of the job

To provide a qualified specialist clinical psychology service to patients under the care of the Mental Health team and Therapies Service at HMP Pentonville.

The role includes providing specialist psychological assessment and therapy, at the same time as offering advice and consultation on clients' psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures.

To provide supervision to unqualified psychology staff and to support senior staff to further develop the service. To utilise research skills for audit, policy, service development and research within the area served by the team/service.

About us

BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) andcommunity Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which is the lead provider of forensic mental health services; that managed the devolved.

New Models of care budget, it delivers MH care across some of the prisons, and provides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert.

Person Specification Person spec Essential
  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology. OR Doctoral level training in forensic psychology with full competencies completed. OR Doctoral level training in Counselling Psychology
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Experience of working within a forensic setting/service (ideally prison environment) either in a B7 role, or as a trainee.
  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.
  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts.
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.

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