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Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 301-JP-22-142441

Inclusion HMYOI Werrington
£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.

Band 8a Psychologist

We are currently hoping to recruit a Band 8a Senior Clinical Psychologist for a 37.5 hours per week full-time contract to join our mental health and substance misues team at HMYOI Werrington.

We would also welcome applications from existing MPFT clinical psychology employees as a secondment opportunity, pending agreement from their line-manager.

Her Majesty’s Young Offender Institute (HMYOI) Werrington

HMYOI Werrington is part of the Young Person’s Secure Estate for England and is located near Stoke-on-Trent. At Werrington, we are currently in the process of implementing the “SECURE STAIRS” framework for integrated care. This is a whole system approach, central to which are the importance of providing developmentally and trauma informed care. Within this approach every interaction between staff, and between staff and young people, matters. As part of this there is desire to ensure that all staff have the right training/skills and opportunities for reflection and support to understand some of the complex needs our young people present, many of whom may have had adverse childhood experiences.

Equally important is the move towards developing more integrated working across different agencies at HMYOI Werrington in order to provide holistic, trauma-informed care. Currently, we are looking for a creative and forward-thinking clinical psychologist to join the Inclusion Mental Health and Substance Misuse Team to help us implement the SECURE STAIRS framework to make a real difference to the lives of the young men (aged 15 to 18 years) in our care.

Our team prides itself in offering:

• Monthly operational management and caseload supervision;

• Clinical supervision to support specialist skills development;

• Multidisciplinary team working/ skill mix/ opportunities for team development;

• CPD opportunities.

Welcome offer

  • 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

If you are looking for an opportunity to develop your skills in working with young people with complex needs (including psychological trauma, substance misuse and mental health needs) within a prison mental health and substance misuse service we would love to hear from you.

Successful applicants will work as part of a full multi-disciplinary and fully integrated Mental Health and Substance Misuse Service. Interventions are offered in line with a stepped care model with a single point of access for prisoners experiencing mental health or substance misuse difficulties, and 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 your access to regular clinical supervision and appropriate professional development. There are opportunities to develop and deliver group work and to shape ongoing service development.

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

We would happily facilitate a visit to HMYOI Werrington prior to interview, where you would get to meet the team and experience the environment in which you would be working.

If you feel you have the right skills to help us develop a truly exceptional service, then please contact us for an informal discussion:

Dr Cat O’Callaghan, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Secure Stairs Lead or Alexis Fairclough, Team Manager, on 01782 463416.

We very much look forward to hearing from you.

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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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