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Psychological Therapist

Job Reference: 301-JP-21-110341

Employer:
Inclusion
Department:
Inclusion HMP Bullingdon
Location:
Bicester
Salary:
£38,890 - £44,503

Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT).

We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive services realising all the benefits a modern national NHS organisation can bring. To do this, we need a well trained and supported workforce and place significant investment in training and development opportunities. We have market-leading opportunities and terms and conditions.

We are proud to have dedicated, passionate and professional staff across our services. We employ a broad spectrum of roles to ensure we meet the needs of those we work with. This includes Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Allied Health Professionals, Psycho-social Workers, Peer Mentors and Volunteers.

There has never been a better time to join Inclusion (and the Trust); take a look at our Benefits Leaflet to see what else we can offer you.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.


Are you looking for a Psychological Therapist post with a difference? Why not break into Prison healthcare?

Our Integrated Mental Health and Substance Misuse Service at HMP Bullingdon and HMP Huntercombe is looking for a dynamic and experienced Psychological Therapist to join our busy, friendly and professional team. The Integrated Mental Health & Substance Misuse Team is an innovative forward thinking team, committed to a Recovery focused approach that meets individual’s needs.

This is an exciting and energetic role for an individual who is passionate about providing good quality mental health care and support within a busy and rewarding environment. The variety of the role will keep things fresh and stimulating whilst being part of a supportive team with effective management providing supervision and guidance.

If this sounds like the job for you then please keep reading…

  • You will have a psychotherapy or counselling qualification recognised by a relevant professional or regulatory body in one or more of the following, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy , Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, or other Psychodynamic modality.
  • Have a flexible approach and want to work within a team that encourages new ideas and feedback on how to improve the service.
  • You will share our values, be committed to providing high quality care and developing you own skills
  • You will be confident in dealing with a wide range of situations and other professionals to provide the best care to service users within the prison.
  • You will be enthusiastic about working within an ever-changing prison environment
  • You will work in a fully multi-disciplinary team to provide varied and comprehensive interventions in-line with the stepped care model. The team includes, RMNs, RLDN, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Psychosocial Workers and team administrators.
  • We welcome flexible working and will consider part-time applicants.

More about the Prisons

Working within the prison environment, provides a challenging backdrop to some of the most rewarding work you will do within your career. Our aim is to provide the best quality care we can which means ensuring respect and wellbeing is central to our approach in supporting people to change their lives for the better.

HMP Bullingdon is a Category B closed prison which houses sentenced adult males and also those on remand, this allows for work to be varied between, quick timely responsiveness for those on remand and a more planned intervention of care and support for those of the sentenced adult population. HMP Bullingdon serves the courts across Thames Valley and has a capacity of 1100 and is a working prison where learning opportunities are widely available to help the men on release.

HMP Huntercombe is a Category C adult male establishment which houses about 480 men aged 21 years and above. It is located near Nuffield in Oxfordshire and accommodates foreign national men with between 3 and 30 months left to serve and focusses on providing educational environments for the men to learn new skills to assist them on their release.

More about the role…

In conjunction with the Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead, you will take responsibility for the advancement and quality of care for service users who experience a range of mental health problems with complex needs, requiring evidence-based psychological interventions.

To deliver care to people identified as specifically requiring psychological interventions in accordance with your level of competence.

To assess service users for suitability for the specific, evidence-based therapies in which you are qualified. To identify where a person’s problems appear too complex or severe to be appropriate and refer to clinical supervisor for advice on further action.

Make clinical decisions when working with people with comparatively less complex psychological needs, requiring psychological assessment and intervention. You will provide assessments, formulations and interventions with regular supervision.

Deliver the key interventions and manage a dedicated caseload and work within a multi-disciplinary pathway will require advanced communication and interpersonal skills. You will be required to provide and receive highly complex, highly sensitive, and contentious information regarding assessment, diagnosis and treatment of service users with complex mental health presentations.

The post holder will benefit from the experience and support of the team and that of its NHS employer. Inclusion (part of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) has prison substance misuse and mental health teams across the country and you will benefit from training and development opportunities as well as the support of an NHS employer experienced in providing prison healthcare.

Our offer

In return for your passion and commitment, you can expect the following from us:

  • Monthly supervision and annual appraisal
  • Clinical supervision to support specialist skills development
  • The benefit of working within a MDT for one of the largest Trusts in the country.
  • Support and guidance with revalidation
  • Learning and development opportunities for career progression and individual professional development
  • Development Days hosted by the Directorate and genuine support from colleagues working in prisons across the country.
  • Cycle to work scheme and comprehensive wellbeing offer
  • Free on-site parking

If you would like to know more and find out whether joining our friendly dedicated team is for you please get in touch, we would love to speak to you. (Helen Broad - Clinical Lead on 07967 838064 or Rebecca Byrne - Team Manager on 01869 353425)

 

 

 

 




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