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Psychological Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Parental Mental Health
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Apsley 2, Brindley Way, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9BF
Hemel Hempstead
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
21/03/2019 23:59

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 below. 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.

We are seeking a Psychological Therapist who is motivated to help change the lives of some of the most vulnerable families in Hertfordshire. The post is based within the Family Safeguarding Service of Hertfordshire County Council (permanently seconded from HPFT) and would best suit a practitioner with some experience of assessing and intervening with adults with complex needs.

 A first in the UK, our ground-breaking family safeguarding model will bring together all the professionals we need, under one roof, to provide intensive support to parents to address the substance misuse, mental health and domestic abuse that place children at risk of significant harm. An important focus of our project is to invest in training all team members to a high standard in motivational interviewing, to engage parents and children in conducting their own assessments of risk and change, to make group work and strengthening relationships work part of our everyday work.

You will be managed by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and work alongside a team of social workers and other professionals with parents and their children where there is high risk of severe parenting problems including maltreatment and neglect. The post includes providing specialist assessments and evidence based interventions (individual and group interventions) with parents with emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties, consultation to the multi-disciplinary safeguarding service, compiling psychological reports and contributing to the development and evaluation of this innovative service. You will join a dedicated and enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team committed to developing the highest standards of clinical assessment and treatment for the most vulnerable infants, children and parents. There will be ample opportunity to apply a wide range of core psychology skills.

The post-holders will be based at Hertfordshire County Council offices in Apsley, Hemel Hempstead. Assessments and Interventions will take place in service user’s homes and at different sites across Hertfordshire so a car driver with access to a car is essential (unless the candidate is unable due to a disability). There are professional links across Hertfordshire, with structures in place for supervision and governance. There are also strong links with the University of Hertfordshire Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Training Course with opportunities for contributing to teaching and taking trainee clinical psychologists on placement.

This is an exciting opportunity for Psychologists with an interest in this very specialist field to contribute to the delivery and on-going development of our family assessment and safeguarding service.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Clare Norris, Consultant Lead Clinical Psychologist, Family Safeguarding at 07342060119