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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/06/2021.

Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 301-JP-21-113467

Inclusion Yorkshire Prisons
Yorkshire Various
£53168 - £62001

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.

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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist (Band 8b)

Location: Yorkshire Prison Cluster

Salary: Band 8b: £53,168-62,001

Incentives Package may also be Available

Hours: 33

The Role:

We are looking to recruit a highly enthusiastic, motivated clinical psychologist to work within the Psychosocial Substance Misuse Services across the Yorkshire Prison Cluster. Your role will involve making a difference to the lives of prisoners in collaboration with other team members across these two sites. This post offers a great opportunity for those with a special interest in working with trauma, and for those with an interest in working with people from diverse ethnic backgrounds. You will have the opportunity to use your clinical and consultation skills as well as deliver training and development programmes. Across the wider organisation, you will also be involved in a range of other strategic projects and responsibilities.

We are looking for an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience, ideally including some experience of criminal justice and mental health services. You will have experience of delivering psychological assessments and interventions for substance misuse. You will enjoy working independently and have the skills to develop excellent working relationships with colleagues, commissioners and service users. You will have an interest in both the clinical aspects of the role, and developing your strategic and leadership skills.

You will be joining the supportive Inclusion Psychology Team who meet regularly to explore issues and collaborate on research or development projects. We will support you to access regular clinical supervision and appropriate professional development.

The range of services we provide allows us to work with our service users in prisons, extending this into community settings, tackling both substance misuse and mental health concerns. We believe that people can change, a resounding theme of our services that underpins our success is being flexible to changing need, not compromising on quality and understanding our responsibility in achieving the best possible outcomes for service users, families and communities.

Why you should apply:

  • You can make a positive difference to the lives of people who have traditionally been hard to engage
  • You will be joining an established, supportive team of psychologists who offer regular training, CPD and peer support opportunities
  • You will be working as part of an established, dedicated mental health team who are highly committed to ensuring that the patients’ needs are at the core of their care
  • This post offers an opportunity to develop your skills and experience in relation to strategy and leadership whilst maintaining the clinical aspects of the role.

The Organisation:

Inclusion aims to combine public service values, which drive the most progressive elements within the NHS, with the commitment to tackling social exclusion shown by the best of the voluntary sector. We deliver a range of both criminal justice and community based Forensic Mental Health, Substance Misuse and IAPT Services. We are part of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust which provides physical and mental health, learning disabilities and adult social care services in Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and other parts of England.

Inclusion has extensive experience of working alongside and providing services to Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authority Public Health Teams, Police & Crime Commissioners, NOMS, NHS England and a broad range of public and voluntary sector institutions. Partnerships are important to us, we work with a range of providers to ensure there are comprehensive packages in place for our service users.

We are renowned for investing in and supporting our staff and have a strong ethos of continuous professional development. This means we can offer staff genuine opportunities to develop their careers, gaining experience working across a number of specialisms.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic psychologist to work within West Yorkshire Prisons supporting HMP New Hall, HMP Askham Grange, HMP Wakefield, HMP Leeds and HMP Wealstun. These establishments will give the exciting opportunity to work with both male and female patients in both open and closed establishments. This post offers an exciting opportunity to provide clinical leadership for the integrated healthcare team to shape the therapeutic input into this diverse prison cluster.

If you have questions or would like to know more:

If you would like to know more about the post, please contact Dr Alyson Smith (Psychology Lead) on 07970 729548 (mornings only) or Avril Culley on or 07980945154.

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The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early.

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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