Trainee Forensic Psychologist
Serco is a FTSE 250 international service company that improves the quality and efficiency of essential services that matter to millions of people around the world. The work we do for national and local governments involves us in the most important areas of public service, including health, education, transport, science and defence.
We are currently recruiting for a Trainee Forensic Psychologist to assist in the delivery of a comprehensive psychological service in HMP Kilmarnock. The psychology team are well established in the prison and the successful applicant will be able to undertake a broad range of work across all four core elements of the forensic psychologist competence base: Interventions (group and individual work), research, consultancy and training. Supervision is provided on site and there is good provision for professional development and support for chartership work.
Duties and ResponsibilitiesManagement and facilitation of offending behaviour programmesScheduling of offending behaviour programmes, including the allocation of trained facilitators.Manage a caseload of prisoners including OLR and lifers.Development and co-ordination of specialist training including, de-escalation training, Stress and Conflict Management and Risk Management training to prison staffContribution to Risk Management Group meetings and Progression Risk Management Group Meetings.Weekly reporting to Line Manager and attendance at fortnightly professional supervision.Contribution of psychological knowledge to the sentence management of prisoners via the Integrated Case Management processAssist in the development, implementation and evaluation of suitable research proposalsComplete work towards chartered status with the BPSMaintain professional knowledge and competencies over time through personal training and developmentAttendance at risk management meetings;
Essential requirementsAccredited MSc in Forensic Psychology and Graduate Basis for Registration with BPSWorking towards Chartered status with the Division of Forensic Psychology and Registered Psychologist status with the Health & Care Professions CouncilAdherence to the BPS Code of Conduct and EthicsAbility to work as part of a multi-disciplinary teamSelf motivated and able to prioritise workloads effectivelyExcellent time management skillsSound empirical research skillsAttention to detailHigh level of interpersonal skillsExcellent verbal and written communication skills