Consultant Applied Psychologist - Health in Justice

Inclusion

The closing date is 31 July 2024

Job summary

We are looking for a 0.4 WTE Consultant Applied Psychologist to provide clinical leadership for the review and development of the health-related psychological provision for men in prison on HMP IoW. Inclusion/MPUFT took on the contract for mental health services in HMP Isle of Wight on 1st April 2023. This new role has been created through a review of the psychology structure within this contract.

You will work with key colleagues, especially the Team Manager and Senior Cluster Manager, to review the current need for psychological services and to develop clear pathways into treatment through the mental health and substance use service. You will also work with partner agencies (e.g. PPG) to develop effective working relationships that support the delivery of high quality services, as well as working with HMPPS colleagues to support their development of a trauma informed wing within the prison.

You will clinically supervise other psychology and therapy colleagues as well as overseeing the provision of psychological consultation and formulation to wider teams.

If you are already a Consultant Applied Psychologist, or looking to take the next step in your career, then we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

In this role you will lead on the delivery of a high quality clinical psychology service to HMP Isle of Wight, working closely with operational colleagues to address any barriers within the establishment.

Other key duties:

  • Deliver and supervise high quality evidence based psychological intervention
  • Leadership and development of the Inclusion psychology team within HMP Isle of Wight (structure:0.5 B7 psychologist/psychological therapist, 1.0 WTE B6 counsellor and 1.0 WTE B4 Graduate Mental Health Worker)
  • Continue to lead the development of the psychology service, exploring opportunities to introduce new psychological professions roles to prisons (e.g. MHWP and CAP)
  • Supervise and deliver reflective practice
  • Work as a senior member of the Inclusion psychology team, deputising for the Inclusion Professional Lead for Psychology as needed

About us

Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPUFT). We provide caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex.

At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can offer you:

  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • Opportunities for flexible working
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)

For this post we will offer

  • MPFT will offer an additional 20% 'welcome to MPFT bonus', 10% on joining us and 10% after a period of 12 months service
  • An equivalent allowance can be offered which will enable the individual to pay for yearly professional registration fees up to £120.00 per year
  • A contribution for relocation fees is also available upon application
  • If you are considering applying for this role and don't live on the Isle of Wight then please note that NHS staff are eligible for discounted fares on ferries to the island from Portsmouth and Southampton
  • Salary on appointment
  • Individual learning fund

Date posted

27 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8c

Salary

£70,417 to £81,138 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

301-IT-24-6182698-B

Job locations

HMP Isle of Wight

Newport

PO305RS


Job description

Job responsibilities

Inclusion supports individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health. We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care.

We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are.

Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed and provided in conjunction with service users. We are committed to providing the best service we can, and if you share our values, we want you on our team!

The successful applicant will work as part of a full multi-disciplinary and fully integrated Mental Health and Substance Use Service. Interventions are offered in line with a stepped care model with a single point of access for prisoners experiencing mental health or substance use difficulties

You will also be joining the supportive Inclusion psychology team who meet quarterly for training, CPD and professional support. We will support your access to regular clinical supervision and appropriate professional development within your role.

Experience of working in a secure forensic or criminal justice setting would be advantageous but not essential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Inclusion supports individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health. We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care.

We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are.

Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed and provided in conjunction with service users. We are committed to providing the best service we can, and if you share our values, we want you on our team!

The successful applicant will work as part of a full multi-disciplinary and fully integrated Mental Health and Substance Use Service. Interventions are offered in line with a stepped care model with a single point of access for prisoners experiencing mental health or substance use difficulties

You will also be joining the supportive Inclusion psychology team who meet quarterly for training, CPD and professional support. We will support your access to regular clinical supervision and appropriate professional development within your role.

Experience of working in a secure forensic or criminal justice setting would be advantageous but not essential.

Person Specification

Qualifications & training

Essential

  • HCPC registration as a practitioner psychologist
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice (eg neuropsychology) as required for specific clinical post
  • Trained in clinical supervision and the supervision of doctoral trainees

Experience

Essential

  • Working as a qualified applied psychologist within a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings (experience in prison or other forensic settings particularly relevant)
  • Providing clinical and professional leadership to other qualified and non-qualified members of the profession

Desirable

  • Working at a strategic level
Person Specification

Qualifications & training

Essential

  • HCPC registration as a practitioner psychologist
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice (eg neuropsychology) as required for specific clinical post
  • Trained in clinical supervision and the supervision of doctoral trainees

Experience

Essential

  • Working as a qualified applied psychologist within a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings (experience in prison or other forensic settings particularly relevant)
  • Providing clinical and professional leadership to other qualified and non-qualified members of the profession

Desirable

  • Working at a strategic level

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

HMP Isle of Wight

Newport

PO305RS


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

HMP Isle of Wight

Newport

PO305RS


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Sarah Stacey

sarah.stacey@mpft.nhs.uk

07970653239

Date posted

27 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8c

Salary

£70,417 to £81,138 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

301-IT-24-6182698-B

Job locations

HMP Isle of Wight

Newport

PO305RS


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