Clinical/Forensic Psychologist

Posted 4 April by Caritas Recruitment

Clinical/Forensic Psychologist



Part time or Full Time

Job Purpose

The main job purpose is to provide assessment and treatment of criminal behaviour, while you will be involved in criminal profiling, your role will stretch far beyond this. You'll be heavily involved in providing research-based evidence to develop policy and working practices. Your work will help to rehabilitate prisoners and you'll get the chance to support and train other staff.


The core part of working with offenders focuses on therapy in forensic settings where your tasks will involve:

  • carrying out one-to-one assessments, often to assess the risk of re-offending (e.g. for lifers being released into the community or sex offenders after a treatment programme) or of suicide, self-harm or other high-risk behaviour;
  • developing, implementing and reviewing appropriate offender treatment and rehabilitation programmes, including anger management, treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, and social and cognitive skills training;
  • undertaking research projects to evaluate situations affecting prisoners, e.g. investigating the impact of bullying in prisons or effectiveness of an anger management programme;
  • undertaking statistical analysis for forensic client profiling;
  • delivering training to support forensic staff in areas such as stress management, or training on how to cope with understanding bullying and techniques for crisis (hostage) negotiation;
  • contributing to policy and strategy development to ensure continuous service improvement

You may be involved in:

  • conducting applied research;
  • designing and delivering training;
  • Organisational consultancy.


The successful Psychologist will have:

  • A Psychology degree or BPS equivalent
  • HCPC registration as a Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Two years post-qualification experience as a practitioner psychologist
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups especially in a forensic setting
  • Experience of providing specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to client's formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan.

Next Steps

If you're interested in this role forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.

Application questions

Do you have HCPC registration?
Have you previously worked in a forensic setting for a minimum of 3 months?
Are you available to attend face to face interviews?
Do you have an interest in providing assessment and treatment of criminal behaviour?
Do you have a valid DBS?

Reference: 34823875

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