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Assistant Psychologist (Maidstone) - Community Partnerships

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Psychology
  • Location: Maidstone
  • Salary: £21,064 - £24,700 Depending on Experience

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Hours: 37.5 per week - Home/Community Based (Flexible Working Considered)

Duration: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract

 

This service is part of our Community Partnerships Division who this year had their CQC rating as good.  Below are some of the comments from service users our services support:

“Changed my life and staff were incredible, faultless, supportive, skilled, lovely and polite”.

"The therapy that I was provided with was like no other I had received in 30 years”.

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

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 and be eligible for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society.

The role will be located across Maidstone, but is primarily delivered online. Travel outside of Maidstone 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 remain with St Andrew’s for their placements.

Closing Date: 05.07.2022