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Part Time Psychological Therapist (Personality Disorders)

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Welwyn Garden City
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,192 max £2,011)
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you a qualified mental health nurse, OT or social worker?

Are you interested in working with an outstanding Trust to develop and deliver community treatment in mental health?

We are seeking to recruit a Dialectical Behaviour Therapists (DBT) to join the friendly Adult Community Mental Health Service (ACMHS)based in Hemel Hempstead covering North West Hertfordshire.

Ideally, you will already be trained in DBT however full training will be provided as required for the successful candidate.

We welcome diversity in our workforce and encourage applicants from people of all ages and backgrounds, such as those with lived experience of mental health difficulties.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will:
  • have a core mental health qualification and registration (including nursing, social work, occupational therapy)
  • have an interest of working collaboratively with service users (and their families) to develop their skills to improve their ability to tolerate and manage strong emotion
  • have some experience of working with service users with mental health needs
  • be able to work flexibly as the needs of the service demands

About us

We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. Everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide psychological assessments of clients referred to the team based upon the appropriate use, interpretation, and integration of data from a variety of sources including psychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the clients care
  • To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a clients mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problem
  • To be responsible for implementing psychological interventions from within your area of specialty for individuals, carers, families, and groups, within and across team
  • To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options considering both theoretical and therapeutic models for individuals, families, or groups as appropriate
  • To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment, and discharge of clients whose problems are managed by psychologically based standard care plans
  • To provide specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to clients formulation, diagnosis, and treatment plan
  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and to provide advice to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management
  • To act as care coordinator, where appropriate, taking responsibility for initiating planning and review of care plans under enhanced CPA including clients, their carers, referring agents and others involved the network of care

For full details of the role and responsibilities for this vacancy please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification documents attached.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Qualification and continuing registration* in one of the core mental health professions
  • Continuing registration with body overseeing practice of core mental health profession (e.g. NMC, HCPC)


  • Additional training in approaches to PD (e.g. DBT or SCM)



  • Experience of assessment and treatment of clients across a full range of care settings
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups including adults with personality disorders
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working
  • Awareness of current NHS initiatives and developments


  • Experience of MDT working



  • Ability to apply psychological practice in different cultural contexts

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Rosanne House

Rosanne House, Parkway

Welwyn Garden City

SG14 3AF

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