||Forensic Psychologist – Adolescent Service
||St Andrew's Healthcare
||Ref: 1781 | Northampton | Full-time, 37.5 hours per week (or part-time)
“Motivated Forensic Psychologist ready for a challenge...?”
The Adolescent Service is an integral part of St Andrew’s Healthcare and has a long history of successfully providing high quality care in the field of adolescent mental health and learning disability. The Service is medium secure and the majority of our service users have significant forensic histories, often presenting with challenging behaviours. We are currently seeking to recruit a motivated person interested in working on the inpatient units at St Andrew’s hospital in Northampton.
Applications would be welcome from Forensic Psychologists who relish a new challenge in the adolescent forensic and secure mental health/learning disability field. As part of the role, you will have specific responsibilities for delivering input to the specified unit(s) with Psychology Assistant support.
Although specifically allocated to a unit, the post will entail a limited role across the service as a whole, ensuring continuity of care and seamless transitions for young people between units. You will be part of a close and supportive team of nine qualified Psychologist and seven assistants and trainees, working closely with a varied and rich multi-disciplinary team. You will be supported in your CPD and possible research interests, with the opportunity to develop your role over the course of time.
You will have a desire to expand your skills and expertise by providing psychological and risk formulations for our service users, the development and delivery of new group work initiatives and have an interest in developing therapeutic approaches and cultures by working in consultation with multi-disciplinary teams. You will lead on the provision of such interventions and on the development of the overall psychosocial treatment programme on the specified units.
St Andrew’s Healthcare is the UK’s largest mental healthcare charity. We offer specialist secure services for men, women, adolescents and older people across mental health, learning disability, brain injury and degenerative disorders such as Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s. Putting Service Users’ needs at the heart of everything we do, we have built an innovative culture of clinical expertise.
The St Andrew’s Academic Centre at Northampton, part of The Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, is dedicated to world-class research and teaching. For appropriate appointees the Institute of Psychiatry may consider honorary academic status. St Andrew’s also works closely with the University of Northampton and other leading universities in training mental health professionals for the nation.
St Andrew’s supports an active internal CPD programme which includes regular lectures given by external speakers along with audit meetings, journal clubs, research meetings and case conferences. Personal and professional development is expected, as is membership of an appropriate peer group. All posts are subject to annual appraisal. Study leave will be available with a realistic expectation that up to ten days will be taken per year.
For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Malcolm Wheatley, Lead Consultant Clinical/Forensic Psychologist on 01604 614350.
In order to apply, and view the job description and person specification please click on this link: https://vacancies.stah.org/tlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=7044443T0J&WVID=34552504p4&LANG=USA
Applying via this website will take you to the vacancy on the St Andrew's Healthcare website. You will need to complete our online application form and attach your CV in order to be considered for this role.
For further information about St Andrew’s visit our website at www.stah.org/careers
All positions within St Andrew’s are subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check.
Unless specifically commissioned in advance, St Andrew’s Healthcare will not consider applications submitted by or through agencies. Please quote the relevant reference number on all correspondence relating to this vacancy.
Closing date: 1st July 2012.
Our benefits include: Group Personal Pension Scheme • Subsidised Restaurant • Free Limited Car Parking • Childcare Vouchers • Perkz – Retail Discount Scheme
St Andrew’s Healthcare is an equal opportunities employer.
Registered Charity No 1104951.
||£29,472 - £45,136 pa + £1,641 pa pro rata St Andrew’s Clinical Allowance
|| Midlands - East
||Dr Malcolm Wheatley
||Lead Consultant Clinical/Forensic Psychologist
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