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Psychologist

Job Reference: 301-RC-19-67164

Employer:
Inclusion
Location:
HMP Dovegate, Uttoxeter
Salary:
£42,414-£49,969

In 2002 Inclusion was created as part of the award winning South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, now known as Midlands Partnership Foundation NHS Trust. It was developed to provide evidence based innovative services to beneficiaries across England with the flexibility to provide local solutions to local communities but with the governance and commitment to quality of the NHS.

Successful in its endeavors, Inclusion has grown to both substance misuse and mental health services in the community, residential and prisons. Employing over 500 staff, including Psychiatrists, Counsellors, Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Drug & Alcohol Recovery Workers, Peer Mentors and Volunteers. We provide services to in excess of 19,000 services users per annum across the Home Counties, Midlands, East of England up to the North of England.

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.

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.


We have an exciting opportunity to expand our multi-disciplinary teams with the Staffordshire and Worcestershire prisons. As part of this expansion we are looking for highly skilled HCPC registered practitioner psychologists (clinical, forensic or counselling) with significant post-qualification experience and ideally some experience of working within criminal justice and mental health services.

You will have experience of delivering psychological assessments and interventions for mental health and substance misuse. You will enjoy working independently and have the skills to develop excellent working relationships with colleagues, commissioners and service users.

Working in prisons is both challenging and rewarding. This is an opportunity to work with individuals who have complex offending backgrounds and mental health needs. Working in prisons is a fantastic opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often disadvantaged and vulnerable.

If you are looking for an opportunity to develop your skills in working with service users with complex needs (including complex trauma, substance misuse and dual diagnosis) and have an interest in developing the skills ofassistant psychologists and other professionals 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 based at HMP Dovegate. 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 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 regular clinical supervision and appropriate professional development. There are opportunities to develop and deliver group work and to shape ongoing service development.

If you would like to get further insight into the prison environment we are happy to arrange for you to visit teams within the prisons. Please contactprison.mentalhealth@mpft.nhs.uk or telephone 01785 221529 if you would like to discuss further.

 

 

 

 




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1. UPDATES & CORRESPONDENCE – All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address you used when making your application. Please check your email regularly. If you have selected updates by text messaging we will also correspond via this method.

2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment.

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.



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