Clinical or Forensic Psychologist

Job Title: Clinical or Forensic Psychologist
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: Manchester, England
Salary: Around £40,000 dependent on experience
Contact Name: Dr Valerie Sheehan - 020 3468 1722
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 18, 2016 14:53

Job Description

Clinical or Forensic Psychologist

Primary Location
Midlands/North of England

Around £40,000 dependent on experience

Work Pattern
Monday to Friday
Hours Per Week: 37.5

Mentor Forensic Services specialise in the provision of risk assessments and intervention programmes for adults accused or suspected of professional misconduct or engaging in sexually inappropriate behaviour with children. 

Mentor also provide clinical services for children displaying Problematic Sexual Behaviour (PSB). We work closely with specialist residential services for children and young people with PSB in designing and delivering assessment and intervention programmes alongside staff development and training.
In addition, we deliver training for practitioner’s in law enforcement, social work, probation, education and the voluntary sector.

Mentor Forensic Services was established by Dr Joe Sullivan who has worked for both the National Criminal Investigation Service and the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre assisting in the investigation of child abductions and sexual crimes against children.

We are seeking to recruit a forensic or clinical psychologist with experience in undertaking risk assessment and therapeutic intervention programmes with children who present with problematic sexual behaviour and adults who sexually abuse children. 
Mentor are committed to equal opportunities employment and on-going professional development of our staff. 


To be successful as Clinical or Forensic Psychologist, you’ll need:

• Accredited post-graduate qualification in Clinical or Forensic Psychology
• Registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) (or qualification pending)
• Experience in working with children displaying PSB and/or adults accused of sexual crimes against children is desirable.
• Ability to work independently 
• The drive to learn and develop professionally.
• A flexible, positive, team-orientated approach

Our Clinical or Forensic Psychologist role involves:
• Providing evidence based risk assessments
• Provision of 1:1 and group interventions 
• Reflective practice
• Contributing to professional development within the team
• Contributing to audit and research as directed by the line manager
• Engaging in CPD 

Key Duties, Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Administrative duties include
• Producing/editing documents, reports and presentations
• Establishing and maintaining records of work undertaken

Research duties include;
• Logging and scoring of psychometric assessments - training will be provided.
• Transcription of research material.
• Coding of research material for qualitative analysis - training will be provided.
Therapeutic duties include;
• Undertaking assessment programmes - training will be provided.
• Specialist report writing - training will be provided.
• Providing therapeutic intervention packages - training will be provided. 
• Providing supervision to staff.
• Training trainee psychology and non-psychology staff in therapeutic skills.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Attributes
• Excellent communication skills – written, oral and listening
• Ability to be a team player – strong interpersonal skills
• Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
• Highly effective planning, organisational and time-management skills
• Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives
• Flexibility – good ability to respond to changing demands and situations
• Honesty and trustworthiness
• Absolute respect for client confidentiality
• Highest levels of personal and professional commitment
• Computer skills – including ability to operate software packages, including Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook at a highly proficient level.
• Proficient in use of SPSS and NVIVO preferred but not essential – training provided.
• Willingness to travel throughout UK and overseas
• Full driving licence and car is essential
• and qualifications

If interested, please contact Dr Valerie Sheehan on +44 (0)20 3468 1722 and/or email her at Closing date for applications is 1st November 2016 with interviews on Friday 11th November in Manchester for those shortlisted.