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Clinical Psychologist

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Hemel Hempstead
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,192 max £2,011)
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Part Time
To provide a qualified clinical psychology service to adults with learning disabilities and service providers and carers within the Community. To provide specialist assessment and interventions, as well as offering advice and consultation on psychological care to non-psychological services colleagues and other non-professional carers. To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the teams policies and procedures. To use research skills for audit, service development and research. Contribute to identifying key areas and priorities for psychological services.

This is a Band 7 post.

All staff should comply with the Trust's Anti-Discriminatory Statement, Employee Charter, Trust Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct and Equality and Diversity.

Main duties of the job

  • To hold a clinical workload as member of Psychological Services and the Specialist Learning Disability Services (SLDS).
  • To provide specialist assessments of service users referred to the SLDS based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of psychological information from a variety of sources.
  • To be responsible for formulation and implementation of therapy or treatments based on an appropriate conceptual framework of the problems and employing methods of evidence based efficacy across the full range of care settings.
  • To provide advice, consultation and training to staff working with the client group across a range of agencies and settings, where appropriate.
  • To develop skills in the area of professional post-graduate supervision and to provide supervision to assistant psychologists and other MDT staff's psychological or psychotherapeutic work, as appropriate.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 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. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be responsible for implementing a range of therapy or psychological interventions forindividuals, carers, families and groups based on formulations and drawing on different explanatory psychological models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses.
  • To provide specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to colleagues in the team, carers from the public/private and voluntary sector and families.
  • To be a core member of the Specialist Learning Disability Service multi-disciplinary Clinical Team.

See job description and person specification for further details.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level qualification in clinical psychology or approved equivalent.
  • Registered as a clinical psychologist with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).


  • Additional post graduate training or qualification in specific psychological therapy, such as positive behaviour support, psychotherapy or systemic therapy.



  • Experience of specialist assessment and therapy with service users across a range of care settings. Experience of working with a wide variety of service user groups, presenting problems that reflect a range of clinical severity, including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team.


  • Direct experience of using therapy with people with disabilities. Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of the application of psychological services in different cultural contexts.

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


The Marlowes Health and Wellbeing Centre 39-41 The Marlowes Hemel Hempstead HP1 1LD

39-41 The Marlowes

Hemel Hempstead


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