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

Family Intervention Practitioner

Job Reference: 367-WEST-4650-J

Employer:
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Family Intervention, EIP
Location:
Radlett, Kingsley Green
Salary:
£38,890 - £44,503 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 Family Intervention Practitioner post 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. HPFT has recently achieved an 'Outstanding' rating from the CQC.

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 (FEP) and greatly improve their ability to recover.

This newly created Family Intervention Practitioner role within PATH will be key to improving access and supporting the delivery of FI to individuals with first episode psychosis and their families.

The post holder will work with psychological therapists and other multi-disciplinary colleagues to ensure that families and carers are provided with evidence based interventions as outlined in national guidance for EIP services. Main responsibilities include providing assessment, therapy, supervision and consultation. Another important part of this role is the good governance of psychological therapies within the service and you will be responsible for data collection to evidence the efficacy of psychological interventions. As well as carrying a caseload for FIp, you will also support the Carers Education and Support Programme within the service.

The post will be based in West Hertfordshire, although there may be a requirement to work more widely across Hertfordshire to develop and deliver the service.

Permanent and secondment opportunities available.

We are very keen to offer a bespoke professional development plan with opportunities to further develop the skills of the post holder. Regarding specialist professional development, PATH has close links with other Early Intervention services. The team is part of the East of England Early Intervention in Psychosis Clinical Network. Hence, there are opportunities to meet other EIP professionals outside of the Trust and attend CPD sessions run by the group. For applicants who are keen in wider professional development such as teaching, supervising and conducting research, there will also be such opportunities available. We have established good links with University of Hertfordshire DClinPsy course and are in the process of establishing links with King’s College London, Early Intervention in Psychosis MSc programme.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Nicola Green, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Email address nicola.green@nhs.net

Telephone number 01438 792 000




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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