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Applied Trainee Psychologist/Trainee Psychotherapist

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OPDP Service, The Fens Unit, HMP Whitemoor
March, Cambridgeshire
£30,401 - £37,267
22/08/2019 23:59

Do you want to be a part of an innovative and challenging service for men with chronic histories of trauma? Does being part of a large multidisciplinary team, working in partnership with Her Majesty’s Prison Service, stimulate your interest? If so, we are seeking to appoint to a number of posts in our team.

“I wanted to change, I was crying out to change. You know, it was a trust element.…letting them see me warts and all….and that was the hard thing. Breaking down crying…getting the stuff out I needed to. I grew from that…if I don’t like myself, how can anyone else like myself. How can I move on if I don’t forgive myself… I’ve got to give myself a chance.”
These are words from a current service user.

We believe that people traumatised earlier in life deserve the opportunity to heal these wounds. We provide an innovative, trauma focused treatment programme for male offenders within a high secure prison, who have often lost hope for their future.

Our cutting-edge treatment draws on attachment theory and incorporates sensorimotor psychotherapy and schema focused therapy. Through a combination of individual and group therapies, patients are given opportunities to heal from trauma and neglect, improve wellbeing and reduce risk.

We will support you in broadening your therapeutic skills, project management and working to achieve change in a complex system. There are opportunities to be involved in new interventions, such as Neuroptimal and virtual reality, as well as furthering your research interests through our links with Nottingham Trent University.

The roles are permanent and there is scope to work from home on a weekly basis.

You will join our diverse clinical team with a rich range of clinical and forensic experience. Flexibility, creativity, curiosity and openness to change are valued qualities within our team.

The Fens Service, HMP Whitemoor, is a high secure treatment service within the Offender Personality Disorder Pathway, which opened in 2000.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mrs Karen Pillinger, PA to Consultant Forensic Psychologist/Lead for Research and Audit on 01354 602793

Sue Jones, Project Support Manager on 01354 602767.

If you have problems applying, contact

People Services
0800 9537016

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501