Forensic Psychologist in Training HMP & YOI Grampian (part time)

HMP & YOI Grampian
£23,564 to £30,356 depending on qualifications and experience
Closing date
20/01/2019, 23:55
Part Time
You will provide support to the Psychology Manger and Head of Psychology in specialist areas of work being undertaken, with an emphasis on the implementation of offending behaviour programmes and, over time, risk assessment and management, all of which contributes to the SPS aims or reducing re-offending and creating a safer Scotland.
To conduct and support the Offending Behaviour Programmes selection process.  This will include completion of assessments to indentify the needs of individual prisoners, and reporting the findings of those assessments to multi-disciplinary case conferences.
To deliver and, where appropriate, treatment manage, offending behaviour group work interventions.
To conduct individual assessment and/or interventions, when requested to do so by the Psychology Manager or Head of Psychology.
To represent, and provide psychological input, to relevant multi-disciplinary meetings.
To manage referral systems to psychology and to provide input as part of a multi-disciplinary team to local establishments' prisoner care needs.
To implement and manage systems for collection and collation of information and data for psychology projects, ensuring compliance with Data Protection Legislation and SPS guidelines.  Where required, to disseminate such data to relevant parties.
Person Specification

SPS recruitment and selection practice is based on the fundamentals of our Behavioural Competency Framework. This identifies behaviours and standards required both of applicants seeking to join us, and our staff in their respective roles. Assessment of specific behaviours, of which there are twelve, will be determined by the role you are applying for. Whilst it is unlikely you will be assessed on all of them , you will be assessed on these identified as key to role.

Qualifications Requirements
Degree in Psychology conferring Graduate Basis for Registration (Essential)
MSc in Forensic Psychology (Essential)
Experience Requirements
Willing to work towards a Forensic Psychologist career within Scottish Prison Service (Essential)

Psychology Experience

Experience of working within a forensic or other relevant field of applied psychology (Desirable)

Vocational Training

Working towards Chartered status of the British Psychologist Society and/or registration with the Health Care Professions Council (Desirable)

Knowledge Skills Requirements

Understanding of the role of a Forensic Psychologist in a prison setting.

Understands the work undertaken by Forensic Psychologists in prison, and of the pathway to becoming an independant practitioner (Essential).

Building and Maintaining Relationships

Evidences and ability to develop, maintain and support effective working relationships (Essential).

Problem Solving and Decision Making

Excellent problem solving skills and demonstrates using iniative to provide practical and creative solutions (Essential).

Communicaiton Skills

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills across a range of media with the ability to vary your style of communication to suit the needs of the audience (Essential)


This opportunity is closed to applications.