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Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£65,664 to £75,874 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Band 8C
Contract Type
Part Time
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We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Consultant ClinicalPsychologist to join the leadership team in our Specialist CAMHS Tier 4service, sharing the role with an 8c Consultant Clinical Psychologist already in post. You would work with other members of the Senior Management Team in the Forest House Adolescent inpatient Unit (FHAU), to lead the Therapy team within FHAU, and provide psychological input to the Tier 4 Home Treatment Team. As Lead for Psychological Services in Specialist CAMHS, you would also provide Consultant Clinical Psychology oversight to the Eating Disorder Team (EDT) and Crisis Team (CCATT) by providing supervision to psychologists working in those teams.

The post is based at Forest House Adolescent Unit, which is situated inRadlett, 5 miles outside the historic city of St Albans and less than 10 milesfrom London.

Main duties of the job

You would join a strong leadership group across HPFT CAMHS, with closelinks to Psychologists across CAMHS and also across the Trust. In addition to the teams covered within this post, our CAMHS service includes fourcommunity clinic tier 3 teams, a Targeted Team for CLA children and a DBTteam. Clinical and counselling psychologists are within most of these teams, from assistant psychologists up to band 8b, with over 30 Psychology posts within our service. We also have Consultant Lead Clinical Psychologist posts within our Tier 3 service and one of the two Professional Leads for Psychological Therapists in CAMHS is also a Clinical Psychologist. As well as Consultant Leads for Psychology, we also have Consultant Leads for Systemic Psychotherapy and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.

In our Tier 4 service we value multi-disciplinary team working, with a range of therapeutic models, and our service includes psychologists, systemicpsychotherapists, nurses, OTs, art/drama therapists, social workers andpsychiatrists. We work with young people from 13-18 years, providingspecialist assessment and interventions (individual, family and group). As the most senior psychologist within the MDT, you would offer both direct clinical work and indirect work with the staff group.

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 the Care 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?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

For full details of the main duties and responsibilities of the role please refer to the job description and person specification documents attached.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology
  • Further training in a specialised area of psychological practice through formal post-doctoral training (diploma or equivalent), OR a combination of specialist short courses, together with an evidenced portfolio of supervised practice-based learning in a specialist area of clinical practice with an experienced clinical supervisor, at an equivalent level to a postgraduate diploma. Completion of a clinical supervision training (short course) sufficient to be able to supervise doctoral trainees.
  • Registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist
  • Management/ leadership training
Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience as working as a qualified practitioner within CAMHS
  • Extensive experience of specialist assessment and treatment of children/young people as a full member of a multi-disciplinary team located in community services or an inpatient setting.
  • Experience of working with wider variety of client groups
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team and working with other agencies.
  • Experience of teaching, training and professional supervision of other specialist practitioners
  • Leadership experience across a range of services: Demonstrable experience of leading and managing projects and change within an organisation. Experience of a range of professional leadership and management activities, e.g. recruitment procedures, performance management and appraisals
  • Experience of developing and providing specialist CAMHS services

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