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Practitioner Psychologist - MHTR

Job Introduction

(Part Time - 30 Hours / Other Part Time Options Considered)

At Turning Point, we are recognised leaders in helping people recover from addiction and gain control of their lives. By providing the right support at the right time, and making sure that people can find all the help they need through a single point of contact, we have grown into one of the largest providers of substance misuse services in England and Wales. Right now, we are now looking for a talented Chartered Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychologist to ensure the effective management, development and delivery of all psycho-social interventions within newly formed MHTR team based within our substance misuse services in LLR.

This newly established Primary Mental Health Treatment Requirement service offers an opportunity to people in the criminal justice system to be offered psycho-social interventions as an alternative to custodial sentences. It is one of a national network of MHTRs which are psychology-led. Turning Point MHTR services emphasize a bespoke approach to each client, drawing on a number of evidence-based interventions to plan treatment programmes for each client. For this reason we emphasize regular supervision of the team to ensure delivery of high quality and bespoke interventions and use of standardized outcome measures

This role will be commencing 1st October 2024

Role Responsibility

You will offer clinical guidance, training and leadership to a team of Senior Assistant and Assistant Psychologists who facilitate psycho-social interventions with individuals on a Mental Health Treatment Requirement.  You will use your expertise to build on a range of innovative approaches developed within other Turning Point MHTR services, working closely with their Clinical Lead under the supervision of a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. In addition to being responsible for the systematic governance of the Leicestershire MHTR service alongside operational colleagues, you will offer practical advice on evidence-based psychological interventions to colleagues as well as local agencies and organisations.

Inspiring, developing and coordinating everyone on your team will of course, be a vital part of your role. Helping Senior Assistant, Assistant Psychologists and Peer Support Workers and teams to develop psychological formulation skills and a trauma-informed approach is a central part of this role. We will also ask you to have a small caseload of service users with complex needs, providing specialist psychological assessments and therapies.

Beyond the operational level, you will have a significant impact on the strategic direction and development of the service as a whole. This will include building strong professional links with other statutory and voluntary service providers and using your expertise to develop meaningful support networks for our clients. You will also explore ways to continuously improve our services and integrate wider issues - housing, employment and finances, for example – into the overall treatment process. You will be invited to work with our national team of Clinical, Counselling and Forensic Psychologists to develop psychological and psycho-social approaches used across services and to further develop your career in a therapeutic specialism that fits with service needs.

The Ideal Candidate

Along with up to date registration through the Health and Social Professions Council (HCPC) as a Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychologist, you will need a doctorate in your professional specialism and proven ability to deliver psychological services. Your experience of leading and supervising clinical staff will ideally be supported by experience of working with substance misuse Service Users. Formal training in supervision, whilst not essential, would be desirable. Excellent communication skills, adaptability and commitment to the Recovery Agenda, will all contribute to you becoming a vital member of our clinical leadership team.

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
  • 33 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 35 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 us
  • 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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