Service Care Solutions Ltd
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band 8b Clinical / Counselling / Forensic Psychologist

Job Title: Psychology Lead; Immigration and Removal Centre, NLFS

Grade: Band 8b

Location: South London

Umbrella Rates: £44 days, £54 nights and Sat £60 for Sunand Bank hols

Job Description

  • To provide strategic overview and senior clinical leadership of the provision of psychological interventions at HIRC.

  • To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals and groups, within the IRC.

  • To provide oversight to the primary care mental health service and integrate this within the mental health service.

  • To provide overall clinical responsibility to highly complex clients who are assessed as posing a high risk of harm to self and others within HIRC.

    To provide highly specialist and expert psychological assessment, intervention and treatment.

  • To provide supervision and provide specialist knowledge and expertise whilst professionally managing staff involved in psychology and, if necessary, other clinicians within the primary care mental health service.

  • To provide specialist psychological assessment and therapy as well as offering advice and consultation on patient's psychological care to other members of the clinical team and to IRC staff.

  • To formulate and implement plans for the psychological treatment and/or management of a detainees mental health and behavioural difficulties based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the patient's problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy.

  • To provide clinical supervision and/or reflective practice to identified staff across Health in Justice, Specialist division when appropriate.

  • To manage the development, facilitation and delivery of relevant training events at HIRC.

  • To offer specialist consultation and expertise regarding the treatment and understanding of all highly complex cases that pose a risk to self and others, to all HIRC staff as and when requested.

  • To ensure that all required systems, practices and guidance are adhered to and maintained.

  • To develop an effective co-working relationship with all stakeholders.

  • To manage and provide high quality formulation reports for complex patients.

    To liaise when necessary with the Home Office, MOJ and other bodies who may be involved with patient care.

  • To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the Specialist division.

  • To deputise, when appropriate, for the Lead Psychologist and to take on management responsibility and tasks as designated.

    This will include involvement in service development, specifically for new services and maintaining and evidencing quality service provision across Specialist division Psychology

  • To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service's policies and procedures

for more information please contact cheyenne atkinson on 01772 208962 or email your CV to