Main Area: Mental Health - Youth Secure

Grade: Band 5

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37.5

Job Ref: 270-TA131-MH

Site: Rainsbrook STC

Town: Rugby

Closing: 10/06/2019 23:59


A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Assistant Psychologist to support NHFT’s Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and a team of Clinical Psychologists, in transforming the way in which the Secure Training Centre at Rainsbrook is run. The aims of the framework are to develop youth custodial settings into one that is based on psychological principles. The model is known as SECURE STAIRS and whilst candidates are not expected to be familiar with this prior to application, they will be expected rapidly to become confident in it, as part of their role is to support the implementation of it within the Centre.

Whilst the ideal candidate will have experience of working in forensic settings, and/or in-patient settings with young people, we will consider those who do not have all these components but who can demonstrate the required qualities and the transferable skills to enable them to adapt to this unique role.

Assistant Psychologists receive regular supervision but will also be required to work with a reasonable level of autonomy in this challenging environment. This post will provide invaluable experience for an Assistant hoping to move onto Clinical Psychology Training and full support will be given to post holders undergoing this process.

We anticipate a high number of applications so will close the process once sufficient applications have been received. We request that only those with relevant qualifications and experience apply.


Important Information


Applications will be transferred to the TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data. In submitting an application form, you authorise us to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process. Including factual reference, occupational health clearance and statutory and mandatory training records

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you via a TRAC system account.

Please submit your application as soon as possible; due to the high volumes of applications we receive we reserve the right to close any adverts before the closing date once we have received sufficient applications.

We are an equal opportunities employer, which aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome However, non EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

Please note that all new starters to the trust with are subject to a probationary period.


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