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Trainee Forensic Psychologist

Elysium Healthcare
Milton Keynes
Competitive salary
Closing date
26 Nov 2021
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Chadwick Lodge in Milton Keynes is recruiting a Forensic Psychologist in Training, who has GBR with the British Psychological Society.

You will have completed stage 1 of the BPS's training route to becoming a Forensic Psychologist, which must be an accredited Master's degree in Forensic Psychology and enable the successful candidate to be registered on to Stage 2 with the BPS. You will have extensive experience as a Trainee Forensic Psychologist already or as an Assistant Psychologist in a forensic setting, or equivalent.

As a Forensic Psychologist in Training, you will enjoy being part of an established friendly and supportive Psychology department. Chadwick Lodge has a variety of different care pathways, including male and female secure services.

This post will see you work primarily within the men's pathway, providing assessment, formulation, therapies and interventions to service users with complex needs. These needs include violence and sexual offending interventions, mental health needs and substance misuse treatments.

There is an opportunity to work on a new personality disorder intervention service and opportunities to gain a full range of experience to meet the BPS's core roles within stage 2. You will receive BPS accredited supervision and be fully supported in completing all stage 2 requirements.

Chadwick Lodge has an excellent record for supporting CPD, with a range of training opportunities available that can see your career grow and you achieve your career aspirations.

To be successful in this role, you'll need:
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate psychology degree AND a Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology, which meets stage 1 requirements for the BPS's route to chartership as a forensic psychologist
  • Previous experience of working in a forensic setting. Those working in prison settings as group workers and/or other forensic settings and/or with prior experience of personality disorder would be particularly welcome
  • Creative thinking, clinical efficacy and a strong commitment to working with evidenced-based models of therapeutic intervention.
  • To be computer literate
  • Good interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills

What you will get:
  • Annual salary of £26,500 minimum in the first instance
  • The full-time equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check and much more.

Closing Date : 24 November 2021

About your next employer:

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 80 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is an opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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