Chartered Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychologist

Job Title: Chartered Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychologist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: £45,000 to £55,000 (includes London weighting)
Job Published: August 03, 2021 15:32

Job Description

Chartered Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychologist

Salary - £45,000 to £55,000 (includes London weighting)

Fixed Term Contract – Up to 12 Months, Part time and Full time options

Office Locations  –  London & Suffolk

Hybrid working - remote and office based

We are pleased to present this unique opportunity to be play an integral role in an innovative pilot working with substance using offenders across the locations mentioned above.

This multiagency pilot will take a whole-system approach, providing wraparound intensive support to offenders to support them to address their substance use, reduce offending and support prison leavers into treatment.

You will be part of a national organisation providing services which deliver end to end drug and alcohol treatment and support, family services, housing advice and support for those in contact with the criminal justice system, needle exchange system, and custody outreach.             

Role Responsibilities

  • You will offer clinical guidance, training and leadership to a team that delivers psycho-social interventions to both individuals and groups.
  • You will draw on your knowledge of psychological treatment approaches to support people with offending behaviour, mental health and substance misuse difficulties.
  • In addition to being responsible for contributing to the systematic governance of these and other services, you will offer psychological formulation and case consultation to colleagues as well as local agencies and organisations.
  • Inspiring, developing and coordinating everyone on your team will of course, be a vital part of your role.
  • You will facilitate group supervision with the criminal justice Recovery Workers to develop psychologically-informed thinking within interventions offered.
  • We will also ask you to have a small caseload of service users with complex needs, offering direct assessment, formulation and therapeutic interventions.
  • Beyond the operational level, you will have a significant impact on the strategic direction and development of the criminal justice element of the service.
  • You will be invited to work with the national team of Clinical, Counselling and Forensic Psychologists to develop psychological and psycho-social approaches used across services and to further develop your career in a therapeutic specialism that fits with service needs.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Along with up to date HCPC registration as a Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychologist, you will need a doctorate in your professional specialism and proven ability to deliver psychological services.
  • Experience of leading and supervising clinical staff
  • Formal training in supervision, whilst not essential, would be desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills, adaptability and commitment to the Recovery Agenda, will all contribute to you becoming a vital member of the clinical leadership team.

Please apply here for a confidential conversation about this opportunity and to find out more.