Forensic Psychologist

Job Title: Forensic Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Croydon
Salary: £45,585 - £47,511
Job Published: July 23, 2020 09:04

Job Description

Forensic Psychologist – Grade 15 (£45,585 - £47,511)

About Croydon:

Working for Croydon, you will have the opportunity to be part of a newly developed clinical service, which is innovative and dynamic. 

We are looking for a Forensic Psychologist, to join our clinical service at a time of exciting and positive changes.  Working alongside our Lead Psychologist, you will be leading on developing a forensic psychological service in our youth offending service. We are keen to ensure that our clinical services are bespoke, flexible and offer timely responses. We wish to recruit a forensic psychologist who is open to outreach working practices; holding in mind the importance of well-being through relational practices, an understanding of social conditions and power.

We have a clear practice framework which privileges relationship based practice as a medium for change and we have invested in a whole systems approach to systemic training for all staff. 

Nana Bonsu (Head of Systemic, Clinical Practice and Adolescent Services) and Nick Pendry (Director of Early Help and Children’s Services) will be hosting a webinar for prospective applicants to hear about the clinical services in Croydon. This will be an opportunity for you to also ask questions about the roles advertised.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday 11th August, 10:00am - 10:45am. You can access the link here

Please note: You will need access to MS Teams.  If you do not have this already, it is free to create an account.

About you:

You will be an experienced, accredited and registered forensic psychologist, with an ability to work in diverse ways with this cohort of young people, carers and networks. You will be creative, being able to support this service area using a multitude of skills at your disposal. You will be responsible for the creation, provision and governance of a high quality specialist and forensic psychology service. You will be able you to use your experience and training within a statutory children’s service to effect positive outcomes for children and young people.  You will be keen to practice privileging the importance of relationships, effectively engaging with our residents, partners, managers, social worker and practitioners; ensuring that our children and young people are able to make decisions to keep themselves and others safe. 

About us:

In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities, specialist CPD and much more. If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Nana Bonsu, Head of Service for Systemic, Clinical Practice and Adolescent Services on 07732 072 434 for an informal discussion. 

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Closing date – Monday 31 August 2020 

Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.

Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The Successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

To apply for this role, please click here

Closing date:  Monday 31 August 2020