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Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 812-19-150-CYP

Employer:
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Department:
Clinical Psychologist
Location:
Peace Childrens Centre, Watford
Salary:
£44,606 - £50,819 per annum pro rata

Voted one of the best places to work by the Health Service Journal (HSJ), Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) is one of a new generation of NHS community Trust’s working across Hertfordshire.

We provide a range of health services for adults and children who live across Hertfordshire.

Our services are vast and range from school nursing and health visiting for children and young people, to district nurses, diabetes services, rehabilitation in community hospitals, as well as other specialist services for adults and children.

Our Trust provides a wide range of care in people's homes, children's centres, local health centres and in its community hospitals. We employ around 3,000 members of staff who are at the forefront of NHS care and support.


We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and encourage applications from candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. We support staff to achieve a better work-life balance through a variety of flexible working arrangements. All applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum ‘essential’ criteria for the post as detailed in the person specification will be interviewed.

We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Trust Values underpin the work we do each day, and we welcome applicants who share the same values.


A new post of Clinical Psychologist has been created within the Community Paediatrics Service, focused on the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The post holder will be working with a supportive, multi-disciplinary team of community paediatricians, speech and language therapists and administration and line managed by a senior clinical psychologist.

This is a genuinely dynamic opportunity which has excellent opportunity to develop an emerging role, and build relationships with partner services. Applicants should have relevant clinical experience of ASD assessment and management, and successful working in a multi-disciplinary team.

Internal secondment applications are welcome.

A key aspect of this role will be to work with the current experienced and committed team to build on the delivery of consistently high quality care and cost effective services. You will be required to work with senior managers within the Trust as well as with external partners in order to develop the model of service delivery.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996)
  • Formal training in the assessment of ASD
  • Significant post qualification experience of working clinically in a mental health and/or learning disability setting for children and young people assessing
  • Experience of the use of ADi-R and ADOS for the assessment and diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders
  • A full valid driving licence and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

In return, we can offer you:

  • Clinical supervision and line management by a HCT Clinical Psychologist
  • In addition to the basic salary, this post attracts a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a minimum payment of £1,017 and a maximum payment of £1,762 per annum (pro rata where applicable).
  • Generous contributory pension
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • Special Leave for family and personal reasons
  • NHS Car Lease Scheme
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Discounts



Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust is voted as one of the 'Top 100 Best Places to Work' and is a young dynamic and forward thinking organisation. Our CQC rating is of 'Good'

For further details / informal visits contact:

Charles Cadogan

Operations Lead Children’s Specialist Services

Tel: 01923 470614

Mob: 07795 317694

charlie.cadogan@nhs.net




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Staff recruited from outside the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

If you are successful at interview, then it is normal practice for our recruitment service to request your references as soon as possible.

All references from current and previous employers, will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application being delay.

This Trust operates a smoke free policy.





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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