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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/12/2020.

Clinical / Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 367-WEST-4027-A

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Adult Mental Health
Borehamwood Civic Offices, Borehamwood
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata + 5% of basic

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

We are a looking to recruit a bright and enthusiastic Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join a busy and well established psychological therapies service within the Adult Mental Health services in the South West Quadrant of Hertfordshire. HPFT has recently received an Outstanding rating from the CQC. The job is located in Borehamwood.

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 an in house programme and well established special interest groups. In recent years we have also secured funding to train our staff in DBT, CBT for psychosis, family intervention in psychosis, EMDR, and MBT and we plan to continue developing the skills of our staff. We provide a diagnostic service for the assessment of autistic spectrum disorders and there would be opportunities for an interested post holder to become involved in this work. We have received funding to develop exciting new services in the treatment of personality disorder and for expanding primary care.

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

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDr Oliver PughJob titleClinical PsychologistEmail addresso.pugh@nhs.netTelephone number01923 837143

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.

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