The Forward Trust Forensic Psychologist/Occupational Therapist (Part Time - 21 Hours) in Chelmsford, United States
We are The Forward Trust (formerly RAPt and Blue Sky), the social enterprise with charitable status that empowers people to break the often interlinked cycles of crime and addiction to move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past. We believe that anyone is capable of lasting change. Our services have supported thousands of people to make positive changes and build productive lives with a job, family, friends and a sense of community. In 2020 Forward Trust introduced an exciting addition to the services provided to include IAPT mental health services, as recognition of dual diagnosis in our client group and to support those with low level mental health issues access support to achieve change.
This is a new role, created as a pilot, to support men with both mental/ physical health needs, which are not best to be met in the general prison population. This role is based on a 12 bed enhanced care unit next to the prison health care department. As a Psychologist/ Occupational therapist you will work with adults on an individual face-to-face basis or through facilitating therapeutic groups and work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages and should be committed to equal opportunities.
A large part of your role will be to assess a service user’s suitability for and deliver a wide range of interventions. You will provide support to both patient and prison officers based within the unit. This post is a lone working role, working alongside the officers and healthcare staff to the needs of each individual.
You will be in a position of trust and building an excellent relationship with your manager will be a priority, as well as collaborative working relationships with partner agencies.
Experience of working with people with mental health difficulties and people in primary care.
Experience of organising, planning and prioritising own workload
Knowledge of the criminal justice sector and/or community services
Experience of Managing and developing staff providing both Clinical and line management supervision.
Hold a BPS recognised qualification in either Forensic Psychology or Occupational Therapy.
Experience of undertaking comprehensive risk assessments, including assessment of risk to self and others.
Ability to clearly communicate complex and sensitive information, both verbally and in writing
Inter-personal skills and ability to relate to a diverse range of people
Understanding the need for evidence based psychological interventions, in particular low/high intensity interventions.
Ability to reflect on and continuously develop own practice
Ability to work flexibly in order to meet the needs of the service.
Able to work across sites as required.
Ability to utilise training and apply to practice
Training opportunities and career development
Season Ticket Loan Scheme
Cycle to work scheme
25 days (rising to 30 with length of service) Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays
Contributory Pension Scheme – Employer matched contributions of up to 6% in the first two years’ service and up to 9% thereafter
Death in Service Payment (2x annual salary)
Critical Illness Insurance (subject to qualifying criteria)
*Please note that all roles which come into contact with services users will require successful candidates to be fully vaccinated against Coronavirus with effect from 1st April 2022 (unless a medical exemption certificate is obtained from your GP) and this will form part of contractual offers.
Forensic Psychologist - Occupational Therapist
Job ID: 2021-1565
External Company URL: https://www.forwardtrust.org.uk/
Address Line 1: 200 Springfield Park Hill
Post End Date: 01/12/2021