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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/09/2020.

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Job Reference: 367-CAMHS-3571-E

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Hoddesdon Health Centre, 79 High Street Hoddesdon EN11 8BQ, Hoddesdon
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role

The HPFT CAMHS service has been at the forefront of national developments in CAMHS, including CAPA and CYP-IAPT, and Hertfordshire is both an i-Thrive accelerator and schools link pilot site. The HPFT CAMHS service includes four community based specialist child and adolescent mental health teams, a crisis assessment/treatment team (C-CATT), an Eating Disorder Team, Inpatient Unit (Forrest House) and a Targeted Treatment Team for looked after or adopted children. The service also has a Home Treatment Team and Dialectal Behaviour Therapy service. We offer a range of psychological therapies across these teams. We have close links with other agencies including the local universal CAMH service providers, school link workers and children’s social services.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within HPFT CAMHS East based at Hoddesdon Health Centre for an enthusiastic full-time Band 7 Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in working collaboratively with children and their families and with partner agencies to promote positive outcomes for children and families in Hertfordshire. The successful candidate will have a role in offering core interventions as well as specialist psychotherapeutic interventions to children and adolescents and their families. They will working alongside more senior psychotherapists, both within the team and county wide, who are committed to supporting professional development. The post holder will attend regular county wide psychotherapy meetings.

The successful candidate must be eligible (or become eligible within the next 3 months) for full membership of the Association of Child Psychotherapists. We welcome applications from people who are due to qualify in 2020.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Brian McGilligan, Manager or Xena Anderson, Child Psychotherapist on telephone number 01707 364 001

About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as 'OUTSTANDING' by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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