Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Job details
Posting date: 09 October 2019
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £44,606 to £50,819 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 22 October 2019
Location: Oxford, OX4 1XE
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 267-SS1826387-B

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This is a challenging yet rewarding opportunity for an experienced Psychologist to be involved in the delivery of psychological health and risk-reduction focussed psychological assessment and interventions within our Thames Valley Pathfinder Team. The Pathfinder Service provides a specialist assessment, treatment and consultation service to Health and Probation Service providers working with individuals with complex personality difficulties who present a significant risk of harm to others.

The Pathfinder Team is be based in Oxford but provides a service across the Thames Valley Region (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire).

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic HCPC Registered Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychologist with an interest in working with individuals with personality difficulties and complex psychological and forensic mental health needs to take up an important role within an innovative Psychology-led assessment and treatment service.

Applications will also be considered from newly qualified Psychologists looking to expand / diversify their experience in this complex field. The post can potentially be offered as a Preceptorship position, i.e. at Band 7 with clear progressive support through an Appraisal process and individual
professional development to achieve a Band 8a, given then necessary requirements are met through this process.

There are continuous opportunities in this post to develop leadership, consultation and liaison and training skills, and clinical expertise and experience under the supervision of senior Clinical and Forensic Psychologists. The post holder will work closely with the wider Forensic Psychological Therapies Team at the Oxford Clinic and will have additional opportunities to develop complementary community skills and experience. In addition, the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to develop special interests and expertise in evidence based interventions in line with their professional development needs and service objectives. This is an excellent opportunity to develop professionally within a committed and supportive community forensic mental health setting, as well as playing an important role in helping to shape the service.

For further details / informal visits contact:

John Cordwell, Clinical Lead for the Pathfinder Service (01865 902674) or Jason Jones, Professional Lead for Psychology and Psychological Therapies (01865 902590).

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