Clinical / Counselling Psychologist

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
St Albans
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary
Closing date
6 Oct 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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Band 7 Clinical or Counselling Psychologist - 0.7 WTE/ 7 sessions per week.

We are a looking to recruit a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join a busy and well established psychological therapies service within the Adult Mental Health services in the North West Quadrant of Hertfordshire. HPFT has recently been awarded Mental Health Trust of the Year by Health Service Journal and received an Outstanding rating from the CQC. The job is located in St Albans in Hertfordshire.

Main duties of the job

The psychological therapists offer assessment and a range of different psychological interventions within a multidisciplinary community mental health team. The post holder would be expected to work with clients presenting with a range of difficulties and diagnoses and to offer individual and group interventions. There is the opportunity to supervise and provide consultation and training to staff and scope to develop and pursue areas of special interest. We provide weekly supervision and support locally and the post holder would become part of the wider psychological therapies service across HPFT, having access to CPD activities including well established special interest groups.

St Albans is easily accessible by car from Hertfordshire and London and there are good public transport links.

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

Job Summary: The post-holder will provide clinical/counselling psychologicalassessment and treatment to clients with severe and enduring mentalhealth disorders within the service The post-holder will provide specialist support, guidance and consultationon clients psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and toother, nonprofessional carers within community mental health services,primary care and other agencies The post-holder will work closely with the local and quadrantwidepsychologist teams, as well as a range of other psychologicaltherapy colleagues within the service setting The post-holder will work autonomously within professional guidelines andthe overall framework of the teams policies and procedures The post-holder will utilise research skills for audit, teaching, policyand service development and research within the area served by theteam/serviceAll staff should comply with the Trusts Anti-Discriminatory Statement, Employee Charter, TrustPolicies and Procedures, Code of Conduct and Equality and Diversity.

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
  • Additional specialist knowledge or training in psychological therapies including CBT
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
  • 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 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
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team
  • 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
  • Knowledge and awareness of specific clinical practices and issues relating to clients with mental health problems
  • 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
  • Experience of service development/project management

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