Assistant Psychologists - Temporary for 12 months
The post holder will contribute to the range of functions performed by psychological services with an emphasis on the maintenance of psychological records, information and case-management. This will contribute to the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) vision of helping to build a safer Scotland.
The posts are temporary for a period of 12 months in the following locations:
- HMP Glenochil
- HMP Edinburgh
- Open Estate
- Headquarters, the Gyle, Edinburgh
Other opportunities may arise in the near future in other locations such as HMP&YOI Grampian. Within the role travel to other establishments may be required.
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.
Candidates must hold a degree in Psychology conferring Graduate Basis for Registration.
Candidates must be Qualified at a postgraduate level in a field of Forensic Psychology.
Candidates must be experienced in all aspects of administration and be competent in using software such as Microsoft Office Packages (Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint presentation) as well as Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and be aware of data protection legislation.
Experience of working in Forensic Settings.
Excellent communication skills across a range of media, including written and oral.
Understanding of and commitment to SPS aims, vision and values and the organisations contribution to the wider criminal justice agenda.
Ability to work with limited supervision and prioritise workload.
Organisational skills and ability to maintain records and secure information.
This opportunity is closed to applications.