Assistant Clinical Psychologist, Willow Service

Recruiter
NHS Scotland
Location
Edinburgh, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Sep 2019
Closes
29 Sep 2019
Ref
1269307473
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
**Please note: we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the vacancy early once a sufficient amount of applications are received. Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage** The Willow Service is seeking to recruit a full time Assistant Clinical Psychologist. Willow is a partnership between City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian. Our multidisciplinary team work with women at all stages of the criminal justice system and aims: to reduce offending; improve health and well being; and improve access to services. Willow offers a range of bespoke individual and group work services. This is an opportunity for a committed individual to be involved in an exciting initiative aiming to increase access to psychological interventions for women involved in the criminal justice system. The post holder will be expected to work across two settings: HMP Edinburgh and the Willow Centre in Edinburgh. The post holder will supporting a Clinical Psychologist and Psychological Therapist to provide psychological assessment, formulation, and individual and group mental health related interventions for women with a range of multiple and complex needs. The role will also involve supporting delivery of training with a range of staff groups including: criminal justice social work and Scottish Prison Service officers. The post holder will carry out assessments and some interventions but will spend a lot of their time assisting with research evaluating the initiative of offering psychological interventions within an SPS setting, and more generally continuing to develop the service. The post holder will join an enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team that already includes Clinical Psychology and Criminal Justice Social Work. This post has a general occupational exemption under the Equality act 2010 Schedule 9 and therefore only female candidates need apply. This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post. For informal enquiries please contact: Dr Alana Davis, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Willow Service 0131 536 3501.

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