Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.
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Following additional funding from service commissioners the national Personality Disorder Pathway services at HMP Wayland are experiencing significant expansion. As part of this exciting period of innovation and development, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is currently looking to recruit a suitably qualified, 8a applied psychologist, to fulfil the position of Clinical Lead for its new Enhanced Support Service.
The service will consist of a small clinical team of psychology and specialist nursing staff, as well as a prison officer, and is intended to increase the direct support available to offenders across the prison with personality-based difficulties and HMPS staff responsible for their management. The position is open to applied psychologists from any division with relevant skills and experience.
NSFT currently holds three contracts to deliver PD Pathway services in partnership with HMPPS; an Assessment and Treatment service and a progression PIPE, both based at HMP Wayland (a Cat C male prison) and a community consultation contract with NPS. Both the A&T service and the PIPE have achieved Enabling Environment status with the Royal College of Psychiatrists’. The Pathway services at Wayland were described as "excellent" in a 2017 inspection report by HMIP, and NSFT's Secure Services recently retained an overall rating of "good", following CQC inspection.
The post holder will be responsible, with the supervision of a consultant- grade service lead, for the day to day running of the service and leading a small clinical team. Responsibilities include: ensuring the provision of clinical and forensic assessment work; case formulation; brief intervention; delivery of tailored individual care plans; support and training to HMPPS colleagues; liaison with other agencies and services; supervision and/or line management of staff within the service; assisting the service lead with contract delivery.
The current team at Wayland consists of forensic, clinical and counselling psychologists as well as both trainee and assistant psychologists, allied health professionals and prison officers. Regular support is provided through relevant training, line management and group and individual supervision. Opportunities for CPD are good. The job requires working with a particularly challenging client group (personality disordered offenders) in a prison environment. Therefore, cognitive flexibility, ability to adapt to a fluid operational environment and an ability to use supervision effectively to manage emotional responses is essential, as is a commitment to healthy ways of working.
Some travel will be required, primarily locally and occasionally to London and the Midlands. HMP Wayland is based in a rural location and therefore, the ability to drive and use of a car is essential. All candidates will be required to complete extensive security vetting by both HMPS and NSFT prior to taking up the post.
Please be aware that the job description attached is generic. Further information about the actual position is available in the additional documents.
Benefits included with this role are:-
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EQUAL OPPORTUNITIESApart from its legal duties in relation to equality and diversity, the Trust recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks - Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE CHECK (formerly CRB) FOR POSTS WITH DIRECT SERVICE USER CONTACT - Please be advised that due to recent changes in the DBS Service, organisations no longer receive copies of DBS Disclosures – these are sent directly to candidates only. Therefore, it will be your responsibility, if successful, to ensure that this is taken to the appointing officer as soon as you receive it. Alternatively, if you have subscribed to the update service, we will be able to check your status once we have your authority to do so.
The Trust has now introduced a DBS Update Service which is a contractual requirement. You need to subscribe when you have applied for your DBS clearance and there is a time limit to subscribe of 19 days after receipt of your DBS disclosure. Please ensure that this is completed within the set time scale.
This update service is an annual subscription at a cost of £13 to you. This will enable the Trust to have instant online access to your DBS record, with your consent, and so will remove the need for you to have to apply for this repeat check again.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Karl Williams, Service Lead, 01953 804153.
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