Chartered Psychologist (Clinical, Forensic or Counselling)

Job Title: Chartered Psychologist (Clinical, Forensic or Counselling)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £35,000 - £39,000 per annum
Job Published: January 12, 2017 16:35

Job Description

Oakhill Secure Training Centre

£35,000 - £39,000 per annum

Full- Time (40 hours per week)

Part-time hours (min 25 hours per week) will be considered

Oakhill STC are looking for a Chartered (Clinical, Forensic or Counselling) Psychologist to join our multi-disciplinary team at a challenging and exciting time.  You will part of a dynamic team providing a valued service to the centre. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a wide range of psychological interventions  including work on sexually harmful behaviour to meet young people’s various psychological needs
  • Undertake psychological assessments and prepare reports in order to meet offender management requirements.
  • Conduct research and be involved in the development of effective programmes to assist in reducing re-offending.
  • Manage and develop the Psychological department and provisions available within Oakhill STC
  • Support staff training and development to ensure staff have an understanding of offender behaviour.
  • To provide profiles on young people’s behaviours that will be shared with all staff teams and managers to help manage young people’s behaviours and to support when young people present in crisis.
  • Coach and supervise the Assistant Psychologist’s  to maximise their performance and ensure values, ethical standards, equality and diversity, policies and procedures and contractual requirements are met through their assessment work and intervention.
  • Assist in the promotion of creating a positive Health & Safety culture and to provide a service to staff who have experienced vicarious trauma whilst performing their roles.
  • Ensure the maintenance of security within the Secure Training Centre environment by compliance with security instructions.
  • To ensure the provision of a high quality Psychology service to Oakhill Secure Training Centre (STC)
  • To work autonomously within professional and organisational guidelines and exercise responsibility for the governance of psychological practice within Oakhill STC
  • To work collaboratively as a member of the Multidisciplinary team
  • To utilise legislation updates and research skills for audit, policy, and service development and research

About you

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a wide range of psychological interventions.  You will be required to undertake psychological assessments of young people for the purposes of offender management as well as conduct research, support staff training and be part of development of effective programmes.  You will be required to provide offender profiling and manage a group of Assistant Psychologists.

We welcome applications from fully qualified Chartered Psychologists who can bring innovative ideas to the team and who have a coaching and mentoring approach to management.  You will also have a good understanding of the offender management process and it is essential that you have a current HCPC registration as a Clinical or Forensic Psychologist.

It is every employee’s responsibility to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons he/she is responsible for or comes into contact with. Therefore every employee will be required to hold a current enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Scheme) certificate.

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 10 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Youth Justice Board and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 3 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 10 years as part of the security screening process for this role.

To apply, please visit our online careers portal at:

Closing date: 20th January 2017

Location: Oakhill, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK5 6AJ