Job summary

We are looking for a Senior Forensic Psychologistto join our team at HMP Lowdham Grange. As the Senior Forensic Psychologist, you will work closely with the Head of Psychology to develop and promotethe 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.

Sodexo are responsible for 6 prison sites across the UK and Scotland and HMP Lowdham Grange is our newest prison that we have just added to our portfolio! The prison is currently operated by Serco, and we will be taking over the contract on the 16th February.

Sodexos 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 youd like to be part of?

For more information on Sodexo Careers please visitSodexo CareersandCareers in Justice

Main duties of the job

  • 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.

About us

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence, and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory, and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their age, disability, gender, transgender, marital or family status, race or ethnicity, religious belief of sexual orientation are welcome to and included within our business. We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process

Date posted

06 January 2023

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience Competitive Salary

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

E0036-23-1486

Job locations

HMP Lowdham Grange,

Old Epperstone Road,

Lowdham,

NG14 7DA

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • You will need to be an HCPC Registered Forensic Psychologist and chartered with the BPS, including full membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology.

Experience

Essential

  • Post qualification experience in management, including working knowledge of psychological theory in working with individuals with personality disorders and histories of violence.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • You will need to be an HCPC Registered Forensic Psychologist and chartered with the BPS, including full membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology.

Experience

Essential

  • Post qualification experience in management, including working knowledge of psychological theory in working with individuals with personality disorders and histories of violence.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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