Clinical / Counselling Psychologist / CBT Therapist

Employer
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Hitchin
Salary
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Community
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time (0.8 WTE) Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/CBT Therapist in Adult Community Mental Health services within HPFT, which has recently received a rating of Outstanding from CQC.

Main duties of the job

Psychological Services in adult mental health services in North Hertfordshire are fully embedded within a multi-disciplinary team. Psychological therapists work alongside MDT colleagues across two Adult Community Mental Health services, based in Stevenage and Hitchin. The postholder will work primarily from the team base in Hitchin, although they will work as part of a quadrant wide team providing a service across North Hertfordshire.

There is a wealth of experience and knowledge of different therapeutic approaches within the team and regular opportunities for peer reflection and supervision. The post holder will also be provided with CPD opportunities and supported in their professional development.

The applicant will be expected to work with clients presenting with a wide range of difficulties and diagnoses and will receive high quality supervision to support them in their role. The post holder will join a well-established, supportive team of psychological therapists who offer assessment and a range of different psychological interventions within a multidisciplinary community mental health team.

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

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
  • Doctoral/Masters level training in clinical/counselling psychology, including specific models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, as accredited by the BPS
  • Current registration with HCPC
  • Professional qualification degree level, which should include knowledge and application of research methodology
Desirable
  • Additional specialist knowledge or training in psychological therapies including CBT
Communication Skills Essential
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/ or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
Physical Skills Essential
  • Car Driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995)
  • IT Skills; including the use of Microsoft Office and Outlook, entering data onto electronic patient records
Experience Essential
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings, including at least six months clinical experience working in adult mental health
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life span's presenting problems that reflect the full 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
  • Knowledge of whole life span development and the impact on emotional, psychological and mental well -being
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of at least one evidence based psychological therapy (i.e. CBT, Interpersonal Therapy, CAT, systemic family psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy) relevant to the treatment of adults with complex problems and their families
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology
  • Experience of multi -disciplinary team working and inter -agency collaboration
  • Ability to provide consultation to other professional and non -professional groups
  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi -media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings
  • Ability to take the appropriate action to address any issues or risks
  • Awareness of Child and Adult Safeguarding Procedures
  • Awareness of current NHS initiatives and Developments
  • Knowledge of legislation and the national agenda in relation to Adult Mental Health
  • Knowledge and awareness of specific clinical practices and issues relating to clients with mental health problems
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team
  • Experience of working in a community mental health setting
Desirable
  • Experience of service quality monitoring e.g. clinical audit, evaluative research, etc
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or offering supervision
  • Experience of working in a community mental health setting


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