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Senior Clinical Forensic/ Clinical Psychologist

Posted 18 days ago by Norfolk Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Location Norwich Job Type Permanent
Salary £47,092 – £58,217 Sector Clinical, Counselling, Forensic, Leadership Roles

8b Senior Clinical Forensic/ Clinical Psychologist HSB team

Permanent – Full time

Job Ref: 246-CFYP1094345

Closing date: Midnight 1st July 2018

Interview date: Monday 9th July 2018 (subject to change)  

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Norfolk Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB) Team as a Senior Clinical/Forensic Psychologist. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Senior Clinician with extensive experience of working with children and young people with significant sexual trauma, sexualised histories and young people within the Looked After Care system. This specialist role is to support children and young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour and/or at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation. The work is part of the priorities identified by Norfolk Safeguarding Children’s Board and their Child Sexual Abuse Strategy.

Key duties will include:  

  • Providing specialist clinical psychology input to service users, staff and the organisation. Support and allocate supervision of qualified and unqualified clinical psychology staff within the Service and wider locality / service.
  • Responsible for doctoral trainee clinical psychologists on placement.

The Harmful Sexual Behaviour Team is a partnership between Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation trust and Norfolk Youth Offending Team. Therefore we are looking for a Senior Psychologist who has significant experience of partnership working and bringing together services/cultures. The role also consists of significant strategic level work including collaborating with national Child Sexual Abuse /HSB/Child Sexual Exploitation providers such as NSPCC, Barnardo’s and other national providers. The Harmful Sexual Behaviour Team provides specialist training, consultation, supervision, assessments and interventions for children and young people displaying harmful sexual behaviour, the suitable candidate would have experience of evidence based assessment and interventions for this cohort of young people. The post holder will work in collaboration with the HSB Coordinators based with NYOT and Assistant Psychologist (NSFT) to provide workforce development and training in addition to direct work. The post is co-located within NYOT and Compass Service (NSFT). The post also entails taking a lead on a Norfolk wide Audit, research and evaluation strategy in relation to HSB. All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks. The post is community based in a rural location so applicants need to be able to travel within Norfolk and Suffolk.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of leading Harmful Sexual Behaviour provision in Norfolk and Waveney, which has already been recognised nationally by NHS England as an example of national good practice. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please contact Dr Nic Yeates (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) nic.yeates@nsft.nhs.uk  and/or Nicki Bramford (Operational Manager) nicki.bramford@nsft.nhs.uk t: 01603 721616. Or for an informal discussion around the role contact Dr Romana Farooq (Specialist Clinical Psychologist) on romana.farooq@nsft.nhs.uk or 07789867979
Possibilities of relocation for the successful applicant .We offer a relocation package subject to Terms & Conditions.

Essential academic and work experience requirements:

Qualifications: 

  • Doctorate level qualification in Clinical Psychology as recognised by the BPS (or equivalent)
  • Registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HPC)
  • Further post qualification, post graduate training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice

Experience:

  • Specialist complex psychological assessment and treatment of people with a wide range of mental health problems, of varying severity and complexity.
  • Relevant experience in service area
  • Application of psychology in different cultural contexts. 

Skills

  • Use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management.
  • Assessment, evaluation and management of risk associated with mental ill health and related psychopathology.
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively complex, highly technical and clinically highly sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS. 

Knowledge

  • Well-developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnosis, people with additional disabilities etc.)
  • Practitioner level knowledge of at least two models of psychological therapy
  • Providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS
  • Legislation and its implication for clinical practice and the appropriate management of people presenting with mental health problems.
  • Creating and delivering presentations and training programmes in line with specialist knowledge.

To have an informal chat, or visit please contact Nicki.bamford@nsft.nhs.uk  

To apply please click on the link provided below via our online system TRAC: http://bit.ly/NSFTSeniorPsych

 All applications must go through our fair and open process, C.V’s cannot be accepted.

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