Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist/Psychological Therapist

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
15 Feb 2020
15 Mar 2020

Job Description

Forensic Service

The Forensic Service offers you the exciting opportunity to work within the Secure Inpatient Service and / or the Health and Justice Service.

The services operate a model which is recovery focused and trauma informed, providing treatments and interventions which are evidence based, and which ensure that patient / service user safety remains at the centre of all that we do. We continuously strive to make a difference to the lives of our service users and carers. We take pride in ensuring care and security is delivered in a psychologically informed and compassionate way, working collaboratively with our service users and carers to create and sustain a positive and healthy psychosocial environment.

The Forensic Service will provide you with access to relevant training opportunities in your workplace to support you in developing your knowledge, experience and skills. You will have the opportunity to make a significant positive impact on the delivery of care whilst being supported by a dedicated Multi-Disciplinary Team.

As a Service we pride ourselves in supporting and promoting staff health and wellbeing and have developed and published specific guidance for all staff to support this aim as a priority.

The Secure Inpatient Service provides a specialist service for adults with a mental health disorder, learning disability or autism who exhibit behaviours of concern to others and to themselves. The service provides individualized, comprehensive packages of care within Medium and Low Secure inpatient settings and has links to High Secure services and prisons

The ethos of the service is to work collaboratively with service users and carers in the completion of assessments, treatment, intervention planning and rehabilitation to enable a person-centered recovery-focused approach to care, meeting their needs in a holistic manner.

The Forensic Psychology service has been in existence for over 25 years and during this time has developed a high quality evidence based service with a strong commitment to risk assessment, rehabilitation, recovery and progression out of secure services.

We are looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic band8a psychologist or psychological therapist to join the psychology team on a permanent contract. The successful applicant will be joining a well established and highly skilled team. Currently the team offers expertise in Offence Focused Treatments, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, Schema Therapy, Art Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Neuropsychology. We have a good track record of developing the psychology workforce. Wellbeing is a priority of both the psychology team and the wider workforce and as such psychologists/psychological therapists/psychotherapists are involved in leading initiatives such as trauma informed care and an overarching relational model based on cognitive analytic therapy.

There is an emphasis on the importance of clinical supervision and continued professional development and the successful candidate will be part of an innovative and dynamic team. The post holder will be expected to provide supervision and training for assistant psychologists and trainee psychologists. The service has an active research agenda and the post holder would be encouraged to contribute to this.

Please get in contact if you are interested in this post. We would encourage you to arrange to speak to us on the telephone or to visit so you can find out more about the post and the service.

Psychologists provide key leadership roles within the Trust. To support this we have developed leadership profiles for each psychology band and the profile card associated with this post is attached on NHS Jobs. You can find more information about the NHS Leadership Academy's Healthcare Leadership Model and the profiles at their website. We encourage you to look at these resources as they will play a part in the interview process.

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to the Trust from second hand smoke and currently operates a no smoking policy which ensures all buildings and grounds are smoke free.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from individuals who have experience of mental ill health or learning disabilities. Our service users and carers tell us our staff should be consistently concerned with maintaining and improving care with pride, empathy and compassion.

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient suitable applications have been received. If interested please apply for this post as soon as possible.

In order for your application to be successfully processed we will require references from your current and previous employer(s) which

Ref: FMH02520

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