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.
We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!
Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook
JOB DESCRIPTION/PERSON SPECIFICATION Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed. YOUR APPLICATION It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.
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NSFT is currently seeking a qualified clinical, counselling or forensic psychologist or psychological therapist, with applicable skills and experience, to join its national Offender Personality Disorder Pathway, Assessment and Treatment service at HMP Wayland. The successful applicant will be employed by our Secure Services who have been consistently assessed as "Good" by the CQC and we are aiming for "Outstanding". NSFT currently operates five PD Pathway services within its portfolio and this is a consistently expanding area of clinical activity.
NSFT currently operates five Offender Personality Disorder Pathway services across Norfolk and Suffolk within its wider Secure Services portfolio: an Assessment and Treatment service; a progression PIPE; an Enhanced Support Service, all based at HMP Wayland, and a consultation and IIRMS contract with the National Probation Service. The services are designed to work with individuals who experience personality disorder linked to offending behaviour.
The assessment/treatment team is currently lead by an 8a psychologist and consists of qualified staff, as well as forensic and clinical trainees and assistants. The services are headed by a consultant-grade counselling psychologist and there is an HMPS custodial manager running the operational aspects of the wing. Further supervisory expertise is offered by an 8c consultant-grade nurse and psychotherapist.
The Band 7 psychologist/therapist has primary responsibility for offering structured assessments to the client group and ensuring that these form the basis of subsequent care and treatment planning. In addition, depending upon experience, the candidate may be asked to take responsibility for the treatment management of the ASSIST, group-based therapy intervention that the service offers. The candidate will also be required to carry a small individual caseload of therapy cases and contribute to MDT discussions. Residents are offered regular reviews and are encouraged to take an active part in their treatment planning. Some line management and supervision responsibilities for assistant psychologists may be required.
Benefits included with this role are:-
Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.
NSFT is committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD) for its entire staff. There are a variety of definitions of CPD across the professions but it is usually taken to mean learning activities which update existing skills.
CPD is determined through appraisal with a personal development plan agreed between an individual and their manager, with the commitment of the necessary time and resources.
Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!
Interviews are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.
At interview candidates will be asked to give a 10-minute presentation (powerpoint will be available) on: The unique role of the Clinical Psychologist/Systemic Therapist/Psychological Therapist in delivering the whole school approach to wellbeing and mental health.
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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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