Research Assistant In Mental Health Grade 6

University of Liverpool - Faculty Of Health And Life Sciences - Institute Of Psychology, Health And Society

Faculty Of Health And Life Sciences

£28,098 - £32,548 pa

You will primarily contribute to a research study evaluating the functioning and effectiveness of a prison based treatment service (The Beacon) which forms part of the national Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway. The Beacon is an innovative assessment and treatment service based at HMP Garth, Leyland, Lancashire, for male prisoners with personality needs underlying their risk and offending behaviour. It is provided by a partnership between HMPPS (Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service) and the NHS. The service includes a range of interventions aimed at improving prisoners’ psychological wellbeing and reducing their risk of reoffending. You will conduct, record and analyse psychological assessments with prisoners  as part of an overall service evaluation project and to inform progress reviews for individual prisoners. 

You will have a degree in Psychology and a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline would be advantageious. Knowledge of and experience in working with individuals with complex personality related needs and risk behaviour are essential as is an understanding of the challenges of working in complex institutional environments.  You should also be able to work independently and as part of a team with a proven capacity to deliver work to agreed deadlines. The successful candidate will be expected to take an appropriate degree of responsibility for key tasks such as data collection, data analysis, and dissemination. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the evidence base for the   OPD Pathway in addition to offering the chance to work with colleagues from diverse professional backgrounds and cultures as part an integrated partnership team. The post is available until 30 September 2019.

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