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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Employer
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Watford
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary (max £2,011)
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Band 7 Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Part time - 0.7 WTE/ 7 sessions per week/26.25 hours per week.

Come and work in our friendly team based in Adult Community Mental Health Services based at Watford! We are an outstanding Trust!

To ensure the systematic provision of a specialist clinical / counselling psychology service across the MHLT service for the provision of psychological interventions for service users with complex MUS and severe and enduring mental health problems presenting to Watford General Hospital and Lister General Hospital.

To provide expertise, advice and consultation on clients' psychological care to other members of the teams

To work closely with the MHLT and the range of multi-disciplinary colleagues within the service setting

To work effectively as a member of multi-disciplinary teams

Main duties of the job

To ensure the systematic provision of a specialist clinical/counselling psychology service to clients with complex MUS and severe and enduring mental health problems within the MHLT services.To provide expertise in a specialist clinical or research area and to offer advice and consultation on clients' psychological care to other members of the teams in relation to the area of expertise.To work closely with the MHLT, and the range of multi-disciplinary colleagues within the service settingTo work effectively as a member of multi-disciplinary teams

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 specialist psychological assessments of clients referred to the teams, based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex 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 complex mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings.

To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions including CBT and Systemic approaches for individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams employed individually and in synthesis, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses.

To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.

For a more indepth person and Job Description please read the attached.

Person Specification

Knowledge

Essential

  • Relevant professional qualification
  • Professional qualification doctoral level or equivalent


Desirable

  • Experience of working in mental health lisaison services


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of psychological assessment and treatment of clients
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups
  • Knowledge of and some experience of cognitive and neuropsychological assessment
  • Knowledge of dementia and psychological issues associated with ageing
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of at least one evidence based psycholgocial therapty


Desirable

  • Knowledge of physical illness and impacts of psycholgocial health


Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Colne House

21 Upton Road

Watford

WD18 0JP

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367-PLAN-7692-H

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