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Assistant Psychologist - Community Partnerships (Reading)

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Psychology
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: 24,000

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The National Probation Service (NPS), West Berkshire County Councils have partnered with St Andrew’s Healthcare to deliver Community Sentence treatment Requirements as part of a Mental Health Treatment Requirement initiative.

Location: Reading, West Berkshire

Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours)

Salary: £24,000 per annum

1 Year Fixed Term Contract

Do you have a strong interest in working with individuals who come into contact with the criminal justice system?

This is a unique opportunity to work as an assistant psychologist embedded in probation offices under the guidance and supervision of qualified psychologists from St Andrew's Healthcare.

Within this role you will support and enhance the professional psychological care of clients within the Criminal Justice System (CJS); providing psychological assessment and psychological interventions under the supervision of a qualified professional psychologist, working independently according to a plan agreed with the psychologist and within the overall framework MHTRs, and St Andrew’s policies and procedures.

Applicants should have a relevant Master’s degree in psychology or relevant work experience and be eligible for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society.

The role will be located across West Berkshire, but is primarily delivered out of a Probation Office in Reading. Travel outside of the usual working area is reimbursed separately and is typically required for training.  

You will facilitate effective communication within the NPS and other agencies that may include: primary care services, specialist mental health services, social care and third sector services to ensure continuity of care across all services.

Many assistant psychologists within St Andrew’s Healthcare move on to begin their professional doctorate in clinical or forensic psychology, and there is a possibility to remain with St Andrew’s Healthcare for their placements.