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Assistant Psychologist – MHTR

Job Introduction

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Location: Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) (Hybrid)

Permanent contract

Full Time (Part Time Considered)

Do you want to help build a brighter future for communities and individuals in LLR doing a highly rewarding job. Turning Point’s drug & alcohol services are currently expanding during a really exciting time in the sector with new funding and investment.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Assistant Psychologist to join the new Turning Point MHTR team within LLR. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic, creative and highly successful team, providing high quality evidence-based psycho-social interventions to clients.

As an Assistant Psychologist we offer a starting salary of £24,780 rising each year in line with our pay progression salary bands, rising to £28,989 per year (Pro-Rata). (Dependent on experience you may be offered a starting salary above the initial starting salary).

You will have opportunities to progress your career with a structured learning journey and clearly defined career pathways that will enable you to achieve your long-term goals and work to your strengths.

Whether you are looking to progress into a management and leadership role or to be a specialist in your field, at Turning point we will support and encourage you on your career journey.

Role Responsibility

The role of the Assistant Psychologist is work within the MHTR team to facilitate psycho-social interventions with clients in the criminal justice system with mental health difficulties. This will involve working under the supervision of the Clinical Lead Practitioner Psychologist to assess clients within a court setting, liaise with partner agencies, deliver psycho-social treatment to clients, complete post-treatment reports and contribute to the evaluation of the service.

The post holder will also assist in clinically related administration, administer questionnaires or standardised psychometric tests, conduct audits, collect data and statistics, and contribute to research projects, teaching and project work.

The role will be commencing 1st October 2024 

The Ideal Candidate

You will need at least a 2:1 degree in psychology and BPS Graduate Membership, and some understanding of the needs and difficulties of people with mental health problems.

You will have had previous experience of working in a health or social care setting. You will have good verbal and written communication skills, to enable you complete reports for partner agencies as well as deliver psycho-social interventions to clients on a daily basis.

Experience carrying out research and working with clients within a forensic field is desired, but not a necessity. Tailored induction and training will be provided to enable you to work effectively with this client group.

About us

What Benefits Will I Receive?

We know reward looks different to each person and so whether its ways to make your money go further, a culture supporting recognition and celebration, or opportunities to boost your career – we want to support you in every way we can with our total reward package that includes:

  • Comprehensive learning and development opportunities so we can invest in your future – we’re proud to have a silver accreditation from Investors in People. Choose from our range of courses to gain recognised qualifications.
  • 28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus, the option to buy additional holidays.
  • An exclusive discounts hub for TP colleagues, to help make your money go further – including high street shopping, pubs and restaurants, mobile phones, gym memberships, and much more. You’ll also have access to the Blue Light Card, for even more discounts and savings!
  • Flexible working solutions to support your work-life balance.
  • Life Assurance of up to 3x annual salary and a competitive Pension Scheme to support your savings and security.
  • Access to our Rightsteps Therapy service – free, confidential telephone-based counselling sessions, access to an online wellbeing platform, and a Financial Education hub to support your total wellbeing.
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including a Digital GP, legal advice and more – all free to you and your immediate family.
  • Recognition awards to recognise colleagues’ inspirational work and dedication, as well as Long Service bonuses to celebrate your commitment to u.
  • Flexible benefit options including a Cycle to Work scheme and interest-free Season Ticket Loans
  • A £300 bonus if you successfully refer a friend as a new colleague through our Refer a Friend scheme, as a thanks from us!

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

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