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Clinical Psychologist/ Psychological Therapist

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist/ Psychological Therapist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Thetford
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Salary: Band 7
Job Published: September 06, 2019 15:09

Job Description

Clinical Psychologist/Psychological Therapist

HMP Wayland, Griston, Thetford, Norfolk IP25 6RL

AfC Band 7

Full Time

Ref: 246-SEC1955274

 

Introduction 

NSFT is currently seeking a qualified clinical, counselling or forensic psychologist or psychological therapist, with applicable skills and experience, to join its national Offender Personality Disorder Pathway, Assessment and Treatment service at HMP Wayland. The successful applicant will be employed by our Secure Services who have been consistently assessed as "Good" by the CQC and we are aiming for "Outstanding". NSFT currently operates five PD Pathway services within its portfolio and this is a consistently expanding area of clinical activity.

Background

NSFT currently operates five Offender Personality Disorder Pathway services across Norfolk and Suffolk within its wider Secure Services portfolio: an Assessment and Treatment service; a progression PIPE; an Enhanced Support Service, all based at HMP Wayland, and a consultation and IIRMS contract with the National Probation Service. The services are designed to work with individuals who experience personality disorder linked to offending behaviour.

The assessment/treatment team is currently lead by an 8a psychologist and consists of qualified staff, as well as forensic and clinical trainees and assistants. The services are headed by a consultant-grade counselling psychologist and there is an HMPS custodial manager running the operational aspects of the wing. Further supervisory expertise is offered by an 8c consultant-grade nurse and psychotherapist.

Job description

The Band 7 psychologist/therapist has primary responsibility for offering structured assessments to the client group and ensuring that these form the basis of subsequent care and treatment planning. In addition, depending upon experience, the candidate may be asked to take responsibility for the treatment management of the ASSIST, group-based therapy intervention that the service offers. The candidate will also be required to carry a small individual caseload of therapy cases and contribute to MDT discussions. Residents are offered regular reviews and are encouraged to take an active part in their treatment planning. Some line management and supervision responsibilities for assistant psychologists may be required.

Informal contact: Karl Williams, Service Lead. karl.williams@nsft.nhs.uk; tel:  01953 804 153 or 07584 263 833

For further information and to apply, please visit https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/ and search using the ref number: 246-SEC1955274 or click the Apply Now button below