Psychological Services Designated Quadrant Lead (AMH)

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Welwyn Garden City
£67,064 to £77,274 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
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Psychological Services Designated Quadrant Lead (AMH)

We are seeking an experienced Clinical or Counselling Psychologist or equivalent to be Consultant lead for the Psychological Services within our dynamic Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) within Hertfordshire (Welwyn Garden City, Ware, Cheshunt and Bishop Stortford).

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the role in liaison with other senior leadership roles includes:
  • Responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice across the quadrant and maintenance of the highest professional standards of practice.
  • To ensure supervision and support for other clinical staff who provide psychologically based care and treatment.
  • To act as a highly specialised resource to the team.
  • To pro-actively contribute, with other senior clinical and professional leads to the development and articulation of best practice in psychological interventions and psychologically informed practice across the quadrant.
  • The post holder will contribute to the reduction of risk in all areas of responsibility.
  • To undertake additional psychological services trust leadership duties as defined by the Head of AMH Psychological Services
  • To hold a psychological therapies clinical caseload and to work as part of the multi disciplinary service

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?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

Working as part of the Multi-disciplinary Senior Leadership Team the postholder will be responsible for ensuring the high quality of delivery of psychological services to individuals with serious and enduring mental health difficulties. The post holder will work closely with the Adult Mental Health psychological Services Lead and will take on additional responsibilities for supporting Adult Mental Health Psychological Services across the trust alongside other Consultant and Senior Therapies Colleagues. We are seeking individuals experienced in working with individuals with complex needs delivering therapies and also supervising other therapists and ensuring a high level of practice governance. Car driver essential

Person Specification Knowledge Training and Experience Essential
  • FOR CLINICAL / COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGISTS : Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical 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 postdoctoral 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
  • OR FOR ADULT PSYCHOTHERAPISTS: Post-graduate training in Psychotherapy provided by one of the Accrediting Organisations of the UKCP leading to Full Clinical Individual Membership of the UKCP, and Membership of one of the UKCP organisational members.
  • Or Post-graduate training in Psychotherapy provided by one of the BACP Accredited courses and Accreditation with the BACP.
  • Or Post-graduate training in Psychotherapy with a BPC Accredited provider leading to Registration with the BPC.
  • Or Post-graduate training in CBT with BABCP Accreditation
  • Evidence of further training in treatment techniques or areas of clinical need, and knowledge of management or research. E.g. ? Having taken the Supervisors Course for Adult Psychotherapy.
  • FOR ALL APPLICANTS :Post graduate management qualification
  • Management/ leadership training
  • Extensive experience as working as a qualified practitioner within Adult Mental Health Services.
  • Extensive experience of specialist assessment and treatment of Adults as a full member of a multi-disciplinary team located in community services or an inpatient setting.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of Adults across the whole age range and presenting problems that present the whole range of complexity.
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team and working with other agencies.
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team and working with other agencies.

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