Applied Psychologist

Maidstone, Kent, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
3 Dec 2019
2 Jan 2020

Job Description

It's an exciting time to join us: KMPT has been rated Outstanding for Caring and Good overall in our most recent CQC inspection in January 2019! The Kent Forensic Psychiatry Service, based in Maidstone, specialises in the assessment and treatment of mentally disordered offenders, serving the county of Kent and a population of approximately 1.5 million. You will become a member of the established team which provides psychology services in the medium secure and stepdown inpatient units arranged across 5 wards in Maidstone. The services provide treatment and care for men and women who have offending behaviour histories and mental health needs. The team includes clinical, counselling and forensic psychologists, as well as assistants and trainees. There are close working links within the medium secure services in Dartford. The service also works closely with local Probation, Social Services, the Courts and local NHS services. The service has an excellent multidisciplinary ethos, enjoying good working relationships as demonstrated by the high level of morale among staff. You will also be joining a Trust-wide psychology service that offers a diverse range of specialisms and psychological approaches. CPD and supervision are supported and valued in the Trust. This role will include working in the Kent Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) probation partnership. Successful applicants will be required to work with Offender Manager's, and to support the leads in terms of project development and managerial and clinical supervision. PLEASE NOTE: This is a permanent post subject to continual funding from NHS England. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE The post holder will be a chartered psychologist with a minimum of two years post qualification experience in working in a variety of mental health settings. They will have experience of working successfully in a team context, providing direct clinical services in a team setting, including dealing with complex cases. They will be able to work independently within the general guidelines set by the Psychology Service. If your application is successful you will be notified by e-mail and advised to check your NHS Jobs account. Therefore, please ensure that you regularly check both your email and your NHS Jobs account. This post is subject to a six month probationary period for candidates external to the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust. Employment in this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service. To deliver an effective service it is essential that you are able to travel between bases in a timely manner. If you are seeking a new challenge and interested in becoming part of this forward thinking and innovative Trust then we want to talk to you. What we can offer you * Career development with our comprehensive range of training & development opportunities to enhance your skills * Strong Supportive Management committed to provide 1-2-1 support to advance personal development. * Car Lease Scheme opens to all staff * Staff discounts for employees and their families * Relocation Support if you are moving to the area dependent on your circumstances * 27 days paid holiday, increasing to 33 days after 10 years' service * Pension scheme * Child Care Vouchers We take pride in our services - which are underpinned by our values: Respect Openness Accountability Working together Innovation Excellence We love the work, and we want you to join us. KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please see http:\/\/ Apply. Apply\/Pensions.aspx for more details. Annual leave for Agenda for Change O n appointment to NHS 27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service 29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service 33 days full time or pro rata if part time Plus bank holidays that's up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off! Medical staff have national Terms and Conditions.
Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits. Recommend a friend campaign If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals, Flexible working Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help. Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave Dependant on length of NHS service Other paid\/unpaid leave This can be for Jury Service, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave. Non paid leave for career breaks Staff Support KMPT offer a face to face counselling service for any issue

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