Forensic Psychologist/Lead for Sex Offender Treatment
Location: HMP Ashfield, Bristol
At Turning Point we support people across the country within the fields of mental health, learning disability, substance misuse, primary care, the criminal justice system and employment. At HMP Ashfield we are responsible for the delivery of high quality Sex Offending Behaviour Programmes for men with sexual convictions. As a Forensic Psychologist, you will make a real difference to the lives of the offenders as you help them to improve their psychological wellbeing and reduce the risk of reoffending. Passionate about people, you will enjoy the opportunity and support to enhance your own life and career too.
We are looking for a proactive Psychologist to join our friendly multidisciplinary team. You will have experience of managing sex offender treatment programmes, in particularly the Extended Sex Offender Treatment Programme as well as the qualifications and experience to supervise a team of Forensic Psychologists in Training.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate i) experience of facilitating, supervising and treatment managing the delivery of the Extended Sex Offender Treatment Programme, ii) knowledge and experience of the Core Sex Offender Treatment Programme and the Thinking Skills Programme. As the Lead for Sex Offender Treatment, you will have responsibility for all aspects of the delivery the Extended Sex Offender Treatment Programme and will work closely and provide clinical support to the Core SOTP Treatment Manager. You will hold overall responsibility for delivery of both of these programmes and provide supportive input into the management of the Thinking Skills Programme.
Alongside this, you will supervise and direct the training of four Forensic Psychologists in Training who form an integral part of the wider 19 strong facilitation team. You will work closely with the Interventions/ Operations Manager and input into the leadership of this successful interventions service by working to the commissioned key Performance Indicators.
Providing Psychological advice to the wider establishment, as required, will also form part of the role as will contributing wider psychological services within Turning Point.
Running offender services on a not-for-profit basis, we invest every penny back into our care and our people. So, if you’re ambitious and focused on offender rehabilitation, join us as a Forensic Psychologist and add real value their lives, as well as your own.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.
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