35018 - Registered Psychologist

£37,218 - £42,800
2
12 Months
Wales
Cardiff , Usk
HM PRISON CARDIFF CARDIFF, CF24 0UG, HM PRISON PRESCOED & USK - CILWRGI FARM NR PONTYPOOL, NP4 0SZ
SEO
Band 7
Permanent
Full Time, Flexible Working
Psychology

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce and pride ourselves as being an employer of choice. To find out more about how we champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity

Rydym yn croesawu ac yn annog ceisiadau gan bawb, yn cynnwys grwpiau sydd wedi’u tangynrychioli yn ein gweithlu ar hyn o bryd, ac rydym yn ymfalchïo mewn bod yn gyflogwr o safon uchel sy’n denu llawer o ymgeiswyr. Ewch i https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity i gael rhagor o wybodaeth am sut rydym yn hyrwyddo amrywiaeth a chynhwysiant yn y gweithle.

Preventing victims by changing lives
HMPPS in Wales works in an integrated way to keep communities in Wales safer and to give the men and women we work with the opportunity to change their lives. We commission and provide offender management services in the community and in custody to deliver the orders of the courts and support rehabilitation. Our aim is to deliver outstanding, seamless offender management services in Wales that protect the public, reduce reoffending, deliver value for money and support our partners.

The Welsh Language Scheme
Welsh Language skills for this post are desirable.

Atal pobl rhag dod yn ddioddefwyr trwy newid bywydau
Mae HMPPS yng Nghymru yn gweithio mewn ffordd integredig i gadw cymunedau yng Nghymru yn fwy diogel, a rhoi cyfle i’r dynion a’r merched hynny rydym yn gweithio â hwy i newid eu bywydau. Rydym yn comisiynu a darparu gwasanaethau rheoli troseddwyr yn y gymuned a’r carchar i weithredu gorchmynion y llysoedd a chefnogi adsefydlu. Ein nod yw darparu gwasanaethau rheoli troseddwyr ardderchog ac esmwyth yng Nghymru sy’n gwarchod y cyhoedd, lleihau aildroseddu, cynnig gwerth am arian a chefnogi ein partneriaid.

Y Cynllun Iaith Gymraeg
Mae sgiliau iaith Gymraeg yn ddymunol ar gyfer y swydd hon.

Forensic Psychological Services, HMPPS (Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service) in Wales is seeking a registered practitioner to join our expanding team. Our psychologists have the opportunity to work with a diverse offending population across Wales’ public sector prisons as well as in National Probation Service settings in the community. We undertake complex risk assessments and interventions, develop and deliver training, oversee research and provide consultancy to a range of stakeholders, working closely with partners from Welsh Government, NHS, Police and Crime Commissioning, Youth Justice and academia. We provide opportunities for our staff to be involved in innovative projects, developing the scope and impact of our work and psychologists benefit from ongoing training and development opportunities.

We welcome applications from registered practitioners with relevant forensic experience.

Mae Gwasanaethau Seicolegol Fforensig, HMPPS (Gwasanaeth Carchardai a Phrawf Ei Mawrhydi) yng Nghymru yn chwilio am ymarferydd cofrestredig i ymuno â’r tîm. Mae ein seicolegwyr yn cael cyfle i weithio ag amrywiaeth eang o garcharorion ar draws carchardai sector cyhoeddus Cymru yn ogystal ag unigolion mewn amgylcheddau yn y gymuned gyda’r Gwasanaeth Prawf Cenedlaethol. Rydym yn cynnal asesiadau risg cymhleth ac ymyriadau. Rydym yn darparu hyfforddiant, yn gorchwylio gwaith ymchwil ac yn darparu ymgynghoriaeth i amrywiaeth o randdeiliaid, ac yn gweithio’n agos â phartneriaid o Lywodraeth Cymru, GIG, Comisiynwyr Heddlu a Throsedd, Cyfiawnder Ieuenctid a’r byd academaidd. Rydym yn cynnig cyfleoedd i’n staff fod yn rhan o brosiectau arloesol i ddatblygu cwmpas ac effaith ein gwaith ac mae ein seicolegwyr yn elwa o hyfforddiant parhaus a chyfleoedd i ddatblygu’n bellach.

Rydym yn croesawu ceisiadau gan ymarferwyr cofrestredig sydd â phrofiad fforensig perthnasol.

Overview of the job

This is non-operational prisoner facing job

Summary

The job holder will be working with prisoners and staff and applying their competence in the area of psychology to reduce the risk of harm and of re-offending by undertaking a range of work including risk assessment of prisoners, conducting research, providing consultancy and delivering training for staff and assessment and interventions for prisoners. This is non-operational and non-rotational prisoner facing job

This job holder will be able to provide designated support and supervision to trainee psychologists

Responsibilities,Activities and Duties

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

  • Offer authoritative professional advice on targets and objectives for relevant offenders and advise on the best location for those offenders (both within the establishment or relocation to another category establishment)
  • Offer professional opinion to teams conducting prisoner reports e.g. lifer reports, parole reports
  • Develop strategy and plans of activity for some areas of operation e.g. manages the organisation of Sex Offender Treatment Programme (SOTP) assessments or manages assessment and interviews indeterminate sentence prisoners
  • Provide consultancy support to colleagues such as the establishments SMT or other teams in relation to psychology services and outcomes.
  • Conduct relevant research including data gathering and analysis
  • Responsible for managing and providing supervision to trainee forensic psychology staff
  • Provide training, mentoring and support to trainee psychologists and other staff (e.g. interventions staff).
  • Can be required to provide professional (designated) supervision of trainee’s e.g. professional Supervision to ensure that a trainee is able to develop through the key steps towards chartered and registered status.
  • Ensure staff are developed in accordance with key competencies and gateways and ensuring consistency across the team in the application of policies and procedures affecting staff and prisoners
  • Lead on risk assessment and resulting risk management of prisoners
  • Participate in risk assessment of prisoners to determine their risk of harm to self, others and the risk of reoffending. May undertake Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT) and self-harm assessments.
  • Can be required to deliver and/or oversee the quality of programmes (treatment management). These will be of the more complex type requiring such qualified input
  • Provide consultancy role on specialist area e.g. Sex Offender Treatment Programme (SOTP) strategy or Indeterminate Sentenced Prisoners (ISP) Strategy
  • Act as a negotiation adviser where suitable and competence has been demonstrated
  • Act as a “professional witness” in parole board hearings, multi-agency meetings, and other formal settings where psychology input is required. May also act as expert witness in respect of court proceedings for Ministry of Justice.
  • Maintain own Continued Professional Development (CPD) an registration with the Health Professions Council (HPC)

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation Scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the job holder.

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English

Behaviours

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Leadership
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Developing Self and Others

Essential Experience

  • Possess a professional background in one of the following disciplines:Psychotherapy, Psychology, Psychiatry, Nursing

  • Experience in providing clinical supervision

  • Completed relevant training in effective models of treatment and best practise

Technical Requirements

  • Qualified and registered clinician with an associated and relevant professional body, e.g. BACP, BPS, BABCP, UKCP

  • Qualification in Clinical Supervision

Hours of Work (Unsocial Hours) Allowances

37 hour working week

Desirable
The jobholder must be able to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English or (when specified in Wales) Welsh.

Candidates must bring their Passport, Driving Licence, bank statement from within the last 3 months and another ID document to ensure vetting requirements are met. If you do not bring these documents with you on the day you will be unable to undertake an interview and no further slots will be made available. Candidates should also bring evidence of their registration with the relevant professional body.

Working Arrangements & Further Information

Some of MoJ’s, including HMPPS, terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on 'modernised' terms in their current post or onto 'unmodernised' MoJ terms if they are on 'unmodernised' terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Standard working hours for this post are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid.

If you are a current NPS employee, this vacancy may be available on a Loan basis for up to 2 years. Applications are invited from suitable qualified staff.

The Loan/Secondment is subject to the approval of the selected candidate's Business Unit, which should be obtained before confirmation of appointment.

Benefits

Annual Leave

-The holiday year runs from 1 March. If you work a non standard work pattern your leave entitlement may be expressed in either hours or days as appropriate. Leave entitlement is calculated on a pro-rata basis and you will be advised of your actual entitlement on appointment. If you were appointed internally and your leave was previously calculated in days, this will continue to be the case.

Bank, Public and Privilege Holidays

-You are entitled to 9 days (66 hours 36 minutes) in recognition of bank, public and privilege holidays. These hours are added to your annual leave allowance. There is a requirement to work some public and bank holidays subject to your shift pattern and the operational needs of the establishment

Pension

-The Civil Service offers a choice of two pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.

Work Life Balance

-HM Prison & Probation Service (HMPPS) is keen to encourage alternative working arrangements. Work life balance provides greater opportunities for staff to work more flexibly wherever managers and establishments can accommodate requests to do so. HMPPS offers flexible working subject to completion of a satisfactory probationary period and NVQ

Season Ticket Advance

-After two months’ service, you’ll be eligible to apply for a season ticket advance to purchase a quarterly or longer-period season ticket for travel between home and your place of work

Childcare Vouchers

For any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers

Training

-HMPPS is committed to staff development and offers a range of training and development opportunities, including areas such as Equality and Diversity, Dealing with Challenging Behaviour, Suicide Prevention and Anti Bullying Programmes

-There are opportunities to access promotion programmes and HMPPS provide a variety of training appropriate to individual posts

-All staff receive security and diversity training and an individual induction programme into their new roles

Eligibility

-All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post

-All external candidates are subject to 6 months probation. Internal candidates are subject to probation if they have not already served a probationary period within HMPPS

-All staff are required to declare whether they are a member of a group or organisation which HMPPS considers to be racist

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.

There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

To Be Confirmed

01/07/2020, 23:55 hours.

If you require any assistance please call 0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com. Please quote the job reference - 35018.
Please note the successful applicant will need to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Security Check for this post.

Success Profiles will enable a fairer and more inclusive method of recruitment by enabling us to assess the range of experiences, abilities, strengths, behaviours and technical/professional skills required for different roles. This flexible approach to recruitment focuses more on finding the right candidate for the specific role. To find out more about Success Profiles to support your application please click here for further guidance.

if you feel that your application has not been treated in line with the Civil Service Recruitment Principles, please contact SSCL (Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com) in the first instance

This Vacancy is closed to applications.