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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/04/2020.

Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 267-SS2211072

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Forensics Psychology
£38,890 to £44,503 per annum

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

This is a challenging yet rewarding opportunity for an experienced Psychologist to be involved in the delivery of psychological health and risk-reduction focussed psychological assessment and interventions within our Thames Valley Pathfinder Team. The Pathfinder Service provides a specialist assessment, treatment and consultation service to Health and Probation Service providers working with individuals with complex personality difficulties who present a significant risk of harm to others. The Pathfinder Team is be based in Oxford but provides a service across the Thames Valley Region (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire).

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic HCPC Registered Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychologist with an interest in working with individuals with personality difficulties and complex psychological and forensic mental health needs to take up an important role within an innovative Psychology-led assessment and treatment service.

There are continuous opportunities in this post to develop leadership, consultation and liaison and training skills, and clinical expertise and experience under the supervision of senior Clinical and Forensic Psychologists. The post holder will work closely with the wider Forensic Psychological Therapies Team at the Oxford Clinic and will have additional opportunities to develop complementary community skills and experience. In addition, the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to develop special interests and expertise in evidence-based interventions in line with their professional development needs and service objectives. This is an excellent opportunity to develop professionally within a committed and supportive community forensic mental health setting, as well as playing an important role in helping to shape the service.

The post is full-time (37.5Hrs / 1.0 WTE) at Band 7. Interested candidates are very welcome to make contact for an informal discussion about the post and the role, and to visit the Service.

For further details / informal visits contact:

John Cordwell, Clinical Lead for the Pathfinder Service (01865 902674) or Jason Jones, Professional Lead for Psychology and Psychological Therapies (01865 902590).

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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