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Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 301-JP-21-129409

Inclusion HMPYOI Brinsford
£47,126 - £53,219

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.

Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist (Band 8a)

Location: HMP YOI Brinsford Integrated Offender Healthcare

Salary – Band 8a

Hours 22.5 hours per week

The Role:

We are looking to recruit a highly enthusiastic and motivated clinical psychologist to work within the Mental Health & Psychosocial Substance Misuse Services in HMP YOI prison Brinsford. This role will involve working with young men aged between 18-25 years old. As such, this post offers exciting opportunities to make a difference to the lives of individuals on remand or serving a sentence in young adult male prison, as part of a multi-disciplinary team and in collaboration with other multi-agency colleagues.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to use their clinical and consultation skills, as well as deliver training to peers and the wider establishment and support the development of intervention programs. Across the wider MPFT organisation, you will have the opportunity to engage in a range of other strategic projects and responsibilities.

We are looking for an HCPC registered clinical psychologist with some experience in the criminal justice system and who has worked with young people with individuals with mental ill health and/or mental disorder. Integral to the role is the opportunity to develop your skills in offering professional consultation to the multi-disciplinary team, leading on the delivery of in-house training in relation to psychological concepts / psychological ways of working, and support the training programme to colleagues in the wider prison estate.

The successful applicant will have the ability to positively engage service users in the interventions we provide and review our service to bring about change, which is reflective of service user feedback and evidence based practice. You will have experience of delivering psychological assessments and interventions for those experiencing mental ill health and substance misuse. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who have trained in or have experience in delivering evidence-based psychological therapies (e.g. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy).

The trust promotes and expects a high standard of supervision so you will have the opportunity to establish and deliver reflective practice within your teams. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to use and develop their clinical and leadership skills, and as part of the role will have responsibility for supervising Assistant Psychologists to deliver both 1:1 and group interventions.

Peer support is given high-priority within Inclusion and you will be joining the supportive and growing Inclusion psychology team who meet regularly to explore professional issues, as well as collaborate on research and development projects. We will support you to access regular clinical supervision and appropriate professional development.

Why you should apply:

  • 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.
  • You can make a positive difference to the lives of young adults 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
  • In joining MPFT you will be joining one of the largest NHS Trusts based in the Midlands, but with services stretching across the country. This affords individuals opportunities to work in different parts of the Trust in a variety of services and settings.
  • MPFT will offer an additional 10% 'welcome to MPFT bonus', 5% on joining us and 5% after a period of 12 months service.
  • A contribution for relocation fees is also available upon application.
  • Salary on appointment.
  • Individual learning fund.
  • Lease car scheme.
  • Generous NHS pension scheme.

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.

If you have questions or would like to know more:

If you would like to know more about this post, please contact Dr Alyson Smith (Professional Lead for Psychology) at

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Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and operates a no smoking at work policy.

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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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