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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/01/2022.

Clinical/Counselling Psychologist - Early Intervention in Psychosis

Job Reference: 367-WEST-4731-G

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Psychologists Early Intervention in Psychosis/First Episode Psychosis.
Saffron Ground, Stevenage
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum pro rata

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist within the PATH (Psychosis: Prevention, Assessment and Treatment in Hertfordshire) Service. PATH is a specialist service for those experiencing a first episode of psychosis in Hertfordshire. This vacancy is for a 0.8 WTE post, fixed term until the end of June 2022.

We are implementing the Access and Waiting Time Standard for early intervention in psychosis (EIP), which is a clear national priority for the NHS. This standard will make a major difference to the quality of care received by those with First Episode Psychosis and greatly improve their ability to recover.

You will be a qualified Clinical or Counselling Psychologist with a high level of experience in delivering services to people presenting with psychoses. Such experience would definitely have included some training in working with people presenting with Psychoses or at risk mental states. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, where the Care Co-ordinators will support people across a whole range of health and social care needs, including delivery of psychological interventions such as CBT and Family Interventions, housing, benefits and debt advice.

You will need to be skilled in working with recovery based and collaborative approaches to care planning, working flexibly and creatively with people in order to achieve their individual goals.

You will be responsible for ensuring the good governance of psychological therapies for people with psychosis within your service area, providing therapy, assessments, supervision and consultation. As this service will need to produce regular data demonstrating that the service provided is at the highest national standards, an important part of your job will be ensuring that data is collected and presented in a timely way to demonstrate the activity and effectiveness of this part of the service. We will offer you a bespoke professional development plan with opportunities to further develop your skills.

It is anticipated that this post holder will work with people accessing the service within East and South East Hertfordshire, but there may be a requirement to work more widely across Hertfordshire to develop and deliver the service.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Ryan Nah – Lead Psychologist for PATH West: or 07811 476444

Why you should work for us....

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is rated by the Care Quality Commission as an Outstanding provider of mental health and learning disability services. In 2021, we won the prestigious Health Service Journal award for Mental Health Trust of the Year, with the judges saying they were “blown away” by our people’s achievements and that everything they saw “sings and hums”. This year, our staff rated us the 4th best mental health and learning disability trust to work for out of all 52 trusts in the country. Our staff tell us that they are proud to be part of the HPFT team, proud of the standard of care we provide and proud that service users are our top priority. Our people tell us they feel supported though a great development, wellbeing and work-life balance offer and a highly compassionate, values-driven culture. We are equally proud of our staff, who live our values of being welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional so that together we provide great care and great outcomes for our service users and carers.

If you would like to join a team to be proud of and you share our values and passion for great care and outcomes for our service users and carers, we would love to hear from you.

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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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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