Practitioner Psychologist

Job Title: Practitioner Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Lichfield
Salary: £31,696 - £41,787 pa pro rata
Job Published: May 21, 2018 16:30

Job Description

NHS Jobs ref: 270-T485-MH

Location: HMP Swinfen Hall Prison The Drive Swinfen Lichfield, Lichfield

We have two vacancies for Band 7 Practitioner Psychologists (Clinical/Counselling/Forensic) or appropriately qualified Psychological Therapists to join our multi-disciplinary team in HMP YOI Swinfen Hall as part of the Offender Personality Disorder Pathway (OPD). The Delta Enabling Environment (DEE) service is provided as a partnership between Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust (NHFT) and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS). The team consists of Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Psychological Therapists, a Mental Health Nurse, Assistant Psychologist and Prison Officers. All interventions are delivered in collaboration across both clinical and operational staff.

The DEE service is unique in that it is the only residential service providing Assessment and Treatment to young adult offenders aged 18-25 who are likely to be diagnosed with a ‘personality disorder’ within a prison environment. Many of the people we work with experience severe emotional regulation difficulties, in conjunction with offending behaviours. It is often the case they have had complex trauma histories and insecure attachment styles. With this in mind, we are working towards developing trauma informed care and would value the applicant’s awareness and experience of these approaches. We encourage you to contact us for further information if you are interested in the vacancy.

The service aims to promote excellence in the provision of psychological therapies and psychologically informed interventions for young adult offenders through direct work with service users, indirect work through supervision of Prison Officers and affecting change in the environment and wider system. Formulation forms a cornerstone of our service and applicants are expected to have a good grounding in 5 P’s formulation amongst other models. The post offers excellent opportunities to further develop specialist assessment, therapy, consultation and supervision skills. There is also the opportunity for training to develop professional interests that support the development of the service. Applicants must be registered with HCPC.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact Dr Abdullah Mia, Principal Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead on (preferred) or 01543 484123.

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