- Full Time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen within HMP Lowdham Grange to join our prisons Psychology team as a Senior Forensic Psychologist.
As the Senior Forensic Psychologist, you will work closely with the Head of Psychology to develop and promote the psychological services within the Prison and work collaboratively with the Psychology team and external stakeholders.
You will be the direct line manager of a team of Forensic Psychologists and Forensic Psychologists-in-Training and will support staff with their caseloads, whilst also maintaining direct contact with prisoners with complex needs including personality disorders, and serious offending histories.
We envisage that candidates with who have worked in a Senior Forensic Psychologist position will have the relevant skills and knowledge for this position. However, this is an approximate guide for applicants and candidates who have worked in a Forensic Psychologist position who are looking to make the next step in their careers will also be considered.
Sodexo’s vision for HMP Lowdham Grange is to develop a safe, stable, and progressive environment with modern facilities dedicated to reducing re-offending and enabling individuals to fulfil their potential. Every aspect of the prison is designed to help prisoners make meaningful progress in their sentence and personal development goals within a surrounding culture of rehabilitation. Does this sound like something you’d like to be part of?
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Responsibility for the line management of Forensic Psychologist and Forensic Psychologists-in-Training, in addition to direct contact with Prisoners.
Supporting staff with their caseload and direct contact with Prisoners with complex needs including personality disorders, and serious offending histories.
Completion of Parole Reports and conducting assessments such as HCR, PCL-R, IPDE, and SARA.
Responsible for Forensic assessments, formulations and treatment of prisoners.
Working in a multi-disciplinary and collaborative way with the Psychology and Interventions team, Prisoners and the wider Prison.
The role may also require you to contribute to multi-disciplinary meetings within and outside of the Prison, and liaison with both internal and external stakeholders.
Leading, developing and contributing to new Offending Behaviour Programmes (OBP) and ensuring Psychological oversight and input where required.
Delivering training on issues such as managing behaviours, personality disorder and sharing information on complex case formulations with relevant teams to assist prisoner management.
The Ideal Candidate
You will need to be an HCPC Registered Forensic Psychologist
Experience of working in secure settings
Knowledge of psychological theory in working with individuals with personality disorders, histories of violence, psychopathic traits and learning disabilities.
You will be conducting assessments and supervising others which will require practice in the administration and interpretation of psychological assessments.
Experience of achieving Key Performance Targets
£50,000 – £55,000 depending on experience plus benefits
Hybrid (1-2 days working from home)
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Health and wellbeing incentives
Training and development opportunities
Reward and Recognition schemes
Flexible working considered
Cycle to work scheme
Free parking on site
We’re all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities, and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be natural, and be the best versions of themselves. We recognise that we’re on a journey with regards to diversity and inclusion and would therefore welcome applications for candidates from underrepresented backgrounds.
Post holders will be subjected to an advanced DBS check, a prison security check (level 2) prior to being employed.
About the Company
At Sodexo, our purpose is to create a better everyday for everyone to build a better life for all. As the global leader in services that improve the Quality of Life, we operate in 55 countries, serving over 100 million consumers each day through our unique combination of On-Site Food and FM Services, Benefits & Rewards Services and Personal & Home Services.
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