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Senior Assistant Psychologist – MHTR

Job Introduction

A driving licence and car access is an essential requirement for this role.

Do you want to help build a brighter future for communities and individuals in LLR doing a highly rewarding job?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Senior Assistant Psychologist to join the new Turning Point Mental Health Treatment Requirement 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 a Senior Assistant Psychologist, we offer a starting salary of £28,140 rising each year in line with our pay progression salary bands, rising to per year £32,920 (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.

This role will be commencing 1st October 2024


Role Responsibility

The role of the MHTR Senior Assistant Psychologist is to support the assessment and delivery of interventions to adults identified through the court system, you will work with partners including NHS, probation and courts in identifying those individuals who will benefit from the MHTR offer.  You will work under regular supervision of a Practitioner Psychologist. The post holder will assist in clinically related administration, deliver tailored psycho-social interventions, administer questionnaires and outcome measures, conduct audits, collect data and statistics, and contribute to research projects and training.

The Ideal Candidate

You will need at least a 2:1 degree in psychology and eligibility for graduate membership with the British Psychological Society and experience in an Assistant Psychologist post. The ideal candidate will demonstrate some understanding of the criminal justice system and mental health services.  You will have experiences of delivering psychosocial interventions (individually or in groups) and demonstrate an understanding of research and service evaluation processes. The focus of the role will be on providing assessments and delivering bespoke MHTR interventions as part of a community treatment requirement across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland locations. As a Senior Assistant Psychologist, you will also be supporting the Practitioner Psychologist in offering guidance to the Assistant Psychologists in the 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.
  • 28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus, the option to buy additional holidays and spread the cost.
  • 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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