Practitioner Psychologist – Forensic Female

  • Buckinghamshire
  • £51000 - £58000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • Band 7

Posted June 18, 2024

Job Description

Currently we have an excellent permanent opportunity for a registered practitioner psychologist to join our client, who are implementing a new service, providing Trauma Informed Care and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) with women who have complex needs and require help to manage their internal processes in a safer way – you will work within a well established 38 bed female low/medium forensic service.

Salary: Up to £58,00 (DoE)

Position: Practitioner Psychologist

Hours: Full Time 37.5 hr (can consider part time)

Setting: Forensic Female

Location: Milton Keynes

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing a caseload of clinical work, including individual and group psychological assessments, interventions, and developing formulations.
  • Providing specialist clinical advice, including assessing care needs and developing, implementing, and evaluating care programs.
  • Attending meetings to contribute to clinical care and service user progress, and liaising with external professionals as part of the MDT/CPA process.
  • Leading collaborative risk assessments and management for patients, supporting input from other MDT members.
  • Facilitating reflective practice and debrief sessions for ward teams.
  • Supervising junior department members, including Trainee and Assistant Psychologists.
  • Ensuring the highest standards of clinical governance, ethical practice, and data protection.

For this role, we’re looking for someone who has;

  • HCPC registration
  • BPS registration
  • Ideally a Chartered Psychologist status and appropriate post-graduate qualifications
  • Have understanding of evidence-based psychological practice
  • Have experience of applying psychological knowledge to a forensic/clinical setting
  • Be experienced working with clients with cognitive deficits
  • Have previous experience of conducting research and project working

What benefits are on offer?

  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave (inc Bank Holidays) – plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities to help you maintain a great work-life balance.
  • Career development and training to help you achieve your career goals.
  • Pension contribution to secure your future.
  • Life Assurance for added peace of mind.
  • Enhanced Maternity Package so you can truly enjoy this special time.

What can Athona offer you?

  • Experts in the psychology sector offering a professional and supportive service
  • Nationwide vacancies available in the NHS, Charities, Social Enterprises and private sector
  • Provide support from start to finish, including negotiations on terms and onboarding
  • Overseas support for candidates not familiar with the UK
  • A supportive team who truly care about your career, taking the time to understand your needs and help you achieve your aspirations
  • Support beyond placement, making sure you’re happy with your new job and it continues to fulfils your career goals.

Interested? Simply apply above today to enjoy these excellent career prospects and reap the rewards of making a real difference to others, every day.

If you are interested in learning more about this job role or any other opportunities through Athona, get in touch with Lewis on 01277 245909

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