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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/09/2022.

Recruitment Event - Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/CBT Therapist A

Job Reference: 367-WEST-5184-J

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Within PATH Team, Radlett
£40,057 - £45,839 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 excited to be able to announce that with new mental health transformation funding we will be launching a service aimed at identifying and supporting individuals who are vulnerable to developing psychosis (At Risk Mental State). The service will work alongside those at risk of developing psychosis to create opportunities to develop preventative strategies and support through partnership with local mental health, social care, primary care and third sector agencies.

There will be a number of new posts in this new multi-disciplinary team aimed at offering predominantly, but not exclusively, psychosocial interventions with an evidence base of mental health prevention. This post will be part of that new team.

We have an interesting and exciting opportunity for a Clinical Counselling Psychologist / CBT Therapist to join the ARMS team and deliver a psychologically lead service to people identified as having an At Risk Mental State (ARMS), based in Hertfordshire.

As a specialist mental health service for those with ARMS, the service will be based on NICE-recommended interventions. This will include comprehensive assessment and psychological interventions for psychosis or co-existing mental health problems (e.g. depression, anxiety, emerging personality disorder, substance misuse). These activities are often supported with family interventions, care coordination, social prescribing and education/employment support. The psychological therapists are an integral part of the ARMS multi-disciplinary team. Key responsibilities would include supporting the team in developing psychological formulation for treatment planning; assisting assessment using psychometric tools such as Comprehensive Assessment of At Risk Mental States (CAARMS); and delivering evidence-based individual psychological therapy.

We are looking for a Clinical Counselling Psychologist / CBT Therapist to work positively and proactively with the MDT and with people who present to our services. You will 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.

This is a varied and busy role which provides a community service to the local population from age 14years upwards.

This is a newly commissioned service aiming to recruit supportive, highly skilled, established and professionals. The ARMS service will work closely with PATH (Early Intervention in Psychosis Service) and develop and maintain links with other services in HPFT and the wider community.

If you are enthusiastic, self-motivating with a commitment to delivering high quality service users care we would like to hear from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Dr Nicola Green Job title Consultant Clinical Psychologist Email address Telephone number 07557 321671

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.

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