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Newly Qualified Psychologists

Employer
National Crime Agency
Location
East Midlands (England), North East England, North West England, Northern Ireland, South East England, South West England, Wales, West Midlands (England), Yorkshire and the Humber
Salary
Salary £41,347 - £50,089
Closing date
28 Apr 2024

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Job Details

Newly Qualified Psychologists

Location

East Midlands (England), North East England, North West England, Northern Ireland, South East England, South West England, Wales, West Midlands (England), Yorkshire and the Humber

We consider flexible working, part-time, full-time and job share requests.

About the job

Job summary

At the NCA, Clinical Services and Well-being  have a dedicated team to provide a comprehensive occupational health and well-being service to our Officers. We aim to promote physical and psychological well-being and prevent illness and injury arising from work activity. We take a pro-active approach in the management of health in the work environment, advising on the effects of health on work and work on health. This includes but is not limited to, management referrals, routine medical and psychological assessments (role specific), work place adjustments and well-being initiatives.

Job description

The role of the newly qualified psychologist will provide practical and clinical support to National Crime Agency (NCA) Officers on well-being, occupational and mental health matters via a range of mediums such as therapeutic assessments, interventions, psycho-educational workshops, articles, and organisational support where appropriate. The role reports to a Senior Psychologist who will provide clinical supervision and continual professional development will be reviewed regularly.

Please note; Please note - this role can involve travel to various sites. Kindly refer to the FAQ Document for further information.

***To be considered, you will need to successfully complete SC Enhanced clearance before commencing the role.***

Person specification

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary Clinical Services and Well-being Team within Psychological Services, supporting a diverse workforce of approximately 6,000 officers .
  • To be responsible for the assessment, formulation, and management of officers fitness/suitability for role, ensuring any reasonable adjustments or recommendations for support are made and monitored. Manage difficult emotional and operational situations with sensitivity and skill.
  • To provide psychological assessments of officers, based on appropriate use, interpretation and integration of psychological data from a variety of sources, including psychometric tests, self-report measures, rating scales, structured observations and semi-structured interviews.  To actively support reduced waiting for psychology appointments.
  • To provide appropriate bio-psycho-social formulations, consultation and advice based upon analyses of a range of available psychological information concerning officers and their role, disabilities and any psychosocial hazards in Law Enforcement work and related to the Health and Safety Management Standards.
  • To exercise responsibility for designing and implementing psychological interventions (including psychoeducation sessions and post incident support)  and, with supervision, adjusting, interpreting, and reformulating the psychological models as appropriate based on feedback, monitoring and follow up.
  • Support and advise managers and officers regarding matters impacting on employee welfare and their ability to fulfil role requirements within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service's policies and procedures, ensuring best practice.
  • Provide written articles for dissemination in the agency, including those with a self-help focus.
  • Contribute to clinical audits, reviews, development of policies/procedures and data systems across business areas as appropriate.
  • Deliver a culturally and ethically sensitive, equitable psychological service to all groups regardless of race and ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, culture, religion, and disability.
  • Ensure the quality, secure handling and dissemination of data/information, maintaining confidentiality, sensitivity and a duty of care in line with NCA policy and GDPR.
  • To manage self-care and be an active participant in professional development.

Qualifications

The following qualifications/skills are essential to the role and proof will be required at interview:

• Hold or working towards full Membership with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or Association of Clinical Psychologists (ACP-UK).
• Hold or working towards registration with the Health Care Professional Council (HCPC) as a clinical or counselling psychologist.

These qualifications are essential to the role and proof will be required during the interview stage. In addition, please be advised that subject to a successful interview and should you accept the job offer, a start date is conditional to: Successfully obtaining and evidencing the qualification(s)/professional registration(s) in 2024, and passing the pre-employment vetting process.

Please ensure the dates of any accreditations you are relying on are entered on to the CV.
Should you progress to the assessment stage of the process, you will be required to provide a copy of the original certificate.
Failure to provide evidence at interview may result in your application not progressing to the next stage.

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Making Effective Decisions

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Knowledge of psychological risk assessment, formulation and mitigation management in accordance to the clinical governance.
  • Evidence of expertise in two or more types of evidence based psychological therapies, preferably one or both of which may be; o CBT o EMDR - or trauma focused CBT o CFT o ACT o Trauma Focused Psychotherapy o Humanistic therapy
  • Evidence of clinical notes and report writing skills in line with professional guidance.
  • Experience of offering therapeutic evidence based individual assessment and treatment.

Benefits

Alongside your salary of £41,347, National Crime Agency contributes £11,163 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.

All officers in the NCA are members of the UK Civil Service. You will be eligible for:

  • Civil Service pension scheme
  • 26 days annual leave rising to 31 on completion of 5 years continuous service
  • If qualifying criteria is met new joiners to the NCA from UK Police Forces or UKIC will have service with those employers taken into account for continuous service purposes for Annual Leave entitlement only, this will be up to a maximum of 31 days leave (including 1 privilege day).
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Special leave 
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Blue Light scheme 

For further details on benefits please visit https://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/careers/benefits-and-support

Things you need to know

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

If you wish to apply for this vacancy, you must submit your application by 23:55 on Sunday 28th April 2024. 

Company

Organised crime is one of the greatest threats to the UK's national security. Our role is to protect the public by disrupting and bringing to justice those serious and organised criminals who present the highest risk to the UK

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