Highly Specialist Applied Principal Psychologist / Psychotherapist

Job Title: Highly Specialist Applied Principal Psychologist / Psychotherapist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridgeshire
Salary: £54,764 to £63,862 a year per annum
Job Published: November 29, 2021 15:50

Job Description

The Fens is an innovative and challenging service for men with chronic histories of trauma Our treatment draws on attachment theory and incorporates sensorimotor psychotherapy and schema focused therapy. Through a combination of individual and group therapies, patients are given opportunities to heal from trauma and neglect, improve wellbeing and reduce risk.

We will support you in broadening your therapeutic skills, project management and working to achieve change in a complex system. There are opportunities to further your research interests through our links with Nottingham Trent University.

The roles are permanent, full-time positions with scope to work from home one day per week on a weekly basis.

You will join our diverse clinical team with a rich range of clinical and forensic experience.

I wanted to change, I was crying out to change. You know, it was a trust element.letting them see me warts and all.and that was the hard thing. Breaking down cryinggetting the stuff out I needed to. I grew from thatif I dont like myself, how can anyone else like myself. How can I move on if I dont forgive myself Ive got to give myself a chance. Current service user

Main duties of the job

The post involves working with patients within the OPDP Fens Service, situated within a High Secure male prison. It is expected that the postholder will:

  • Provide a highly specialist psychological therapy service to patient(s), referred to the Fens service and ensure the systematic provision of a high-quality specialist psychology service as agreed with commissioners and CPFT.
  • Support the Director who is responsible for the treatment programme in the development of highly specialised programmes of care.
  • Provide highly specialised advice to non-psychological staff working directly with the patients.
  • Take responsibility for oversight and supervision of specialised project work.
  • Contribute to the development and management of the teaching and training programme for staff on the Fens service.
  • Contribute to the development of knowledge and evidence base in relation to the national OPDP evaluations including developing relationships with other high secure and lower secure services

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.