Forensic Psychologist

£35000 - £50000 per annum

Forensic Psychologist (Autism)
up to £40,000
East Sussex

We are currently hiring for a Forensic Psychologist, to work with us 2 days per week (3 days per week if you have experience of working with people with autism), reporting into the Lead Psychologist.

Key responsibilities will include:

Conduct psychological assessments with the individuals admitted and contribute to the development of suitable effective treatment/care plans.
To work with individual patients who have an identified need for specific psychological input.
Review and evaluate effectiveness of interventions offered.
In consultation with medical staff and other professional other professionals ensure that therapeutic interventions are implemented.
Help with the development and maintenance of a safe secure therapeutic environment for patients and staff.
Be involved in ensuring that the patients are routinely involved in decisions affecting their care.
Participate in Team meetings as required and provide a psychological perspective to matters under discussion when relevant.
Deliver clinical supervision and undertake performance appraisals as required.
Ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered to at all times and ensure the effective management and administration of the home, completing written reports and records in accordance with relevant procedures.
The post holder will undertake other duties, which may be reasonably expected within this role

About you

Essential experience:

Chartered status with British Psychological Society, or eligibility for Chartership.
At least two year post qualification experience practicing as a Clinical Psychologist.
Experience of working with adults with Mental health problems, Learning Disabilities, Substance Misuse and Forensic Histories in in-patient settings.
Experience of assessing Challenging Behaviour, formulating underlying functions and needs, and designing behavioural or treatment plans accordingly.
Experience of indirect clinical work, such as consultation with multi-disciplinary teams to support their therapeutic interventions with service Users.
Desirable experience:

Experience of working with people with Autism.
Post qualification training in one or more therapeutic approaches
Experience of working with Service Users with Personality Disorders.
Experience of family therapy or interventions.

In addition to competitive salary, there are excellent training and development opportunities as well as diversified career opportunities within a dynamic and growing organisation.

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Lifeline Permanent are a Specialist Healthcare Agency recruiting for Permanent positions. We are a NHS approved supplier and a preferred partner to some of the largest private healthcare organisations across the UK.

If you would like more information on this, or other, opportunities, call and speak to Scott Blackledge on 02037942272 or email scott.blackledge@lifelinepermanent.com

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