Break into prison healthcare!
Are you looking for the next step or a new challenge? If so, then this role may be for you.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Clinical Psychologist to join our Integrated Mental Health team. You will be part of a wider team of Clinical Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Substance Misuse Nurses and Consultant Psychiatrists. South Yorkshire prison cluster is made up of 4 sites; HMP YOI Doncaster, HMP YOI Moorland, HMP YOI Hatfield and HMP Lindholme. Whilst this role involves oversight over a cluster of 4 prisons you will be joining an expanding and enthusiastic team who aim to deliver a high quality service and will be offered clinical supervision with a Consultant Clinical Psychologist.
We operate as an integrated team and aim to work in partnership with discipline staff and colleagues within the prison offering therapeutic interventions to best support the residents and help minimise risk and re-traumatization levels.
This post has been created to support the development and lead a trauma-informed mental health service model across these sites.
What will you be doing?
The role of the Senior Psychologist will be to support and offer consultation/reflective practice to the team and includes undertaking psychological assessments, supporting complex multi-disciplinary formulations and delivering psychological interventions for cases of great complexity.
You will also be required to utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service.
The Job Requirements
The successful candidate will be expected to have a broad understanding of trauma and its impact not only on service users but also staff and the organization as a whole.
As the proposed model is psychologically informed, it is essential that the post holder has the necessary leadership, clinical skills and experience to provide oversight and leadership at a senior level, and also has the organisational skills to engage and work with the other stakeholders within the complex environment of a prison.
All clinical work will be undertaken in line with psychological therapies model. In doing so, you will be responsible for adhering to the relevant Care UK policies and professional ethics and standards and will be accountable for professional and clinical actions.
This is a full time position working 37.5 hours per week.
The salary for this role is up to £60,000 per annum depending on experience.
Please note that offers of employment are subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.