Clinical Psychologist Development Post

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £54,619 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and well-motivated Clinical Psychologist and are interested in receiving applications from either newly qualified therapists or therapists with post qualification experience.

** The post holder will be able to progress from Band 7 to band 8a once they demonstrate that they meet the competencies specified for Band 8a. **

The post holder will be professionally supervised by an experienced senior clinical psychologist and will have the opportunity to be part of an innovative and active group of Psychological professionals, working across 4 counties in East of England. The service has strong links with the psychology departments at both the University of Hertfordshire and the University of Essex, in relation to both clinical training and research. HPFT has a strong commitment to supporting on-going continuing professional development.

Applicants will need to be registered as a practitioner psychologist with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Main duties of the job

The post can be full or part time and will be based with our Astley Court Inpatient Assessment and Treatment and the Enhanced Assessment and Treatment Service based at Astley Court. . The post holder will provide a psychological service to people admitted to Astley Court.

About us

The assessment and treatment service provides a specialist health service to adults with a learning disability who may have additional mental health needs, challenging behaviour and complex communication needs.

Astley Court provides support to adults presenting with challenging behaviour and/or mental health needs living in the community, in collaboration with the local community teams. The EATS team acts as a gateway to Astley Court, and work closely with the inpatient assessment and treatment unit and the community learning disabilities teams in order to facilitate admission, when appropriate, and discharge from the service.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To provide a clinical psychology service to adults with learning disabilities that are admitted to Astley Court and service users and their families/carer receiving a service from EATS in Norfolk.
  • To provide specialist psychological assessment and interventions, as well as offering advice and consultation on service user psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and other non-professional carers.
  • To use research skills for audit, service development and research.
  • Contribute to identifying key areas and priorities for psychology service provision.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Doctoral level qualification in clinical psychology or approved equivalent.
  • Registered as a clinical psychologist with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Additional post graduate training or qualification in specific psychological therapy, such as positive behaviour support, psychotherapy or systemic therapy
Experience Essential
  • Experience of specialist assessment and therapy with service users across a range of care settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of service user groups, presenting problems that reflect a 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.
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Direct experience of using therapy with people with disabilities.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of the application of psychological services in different cultural contexts.

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