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Clinical or Counselling Psychologist - Band 7

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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£33,222 - £43,041 per annum pro rata
29/03/2019 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.

The Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Service at HPFT has secured funding to launch the community based Enhanced Rehabilitation Outreach Service (EROS) in Hertfordshire.  We are looking for a Psychologist to work with service users at transition points along the pathway from inpatient beds to community placements.  The successful candidate will recognise the importance of instilling hope in our service users and who “gets” recovery and what it means for individuals with Severe mental illness.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about empowering people to live independently, lead meaningful lives, engage with their local community and who maintains hope and optimism for every individual using the service.  Working in a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team, you will have a strong knowledge and skill set of working with a service user group living with severe and enduring mental health issues, and will instil a team ethos of using a recovery focused pathway to engage and empower those using the service to work towards achieving their personal goals.

The Enhanced Rehabilitation Outreach Service (EROS) will use evidence based interventions to support people who present a higher risk of relapse or deterioration when transitioning at any point within the Rehabilitation Care Pathway, so the team will have strong links with the Community Placement Service, Community Housing and Supported Living providers  and the in-patient Rehabilitation service, as well as liaising closely with the person’s community care co-ordinator to ensure that all transfers enable people using our services to experience smooth transitions in their care, without unnecessary delays.  The EROS team will therefore enable people to move into the most independent placements possible, by providing intensive support at the points of transition.  The rehabilitation service will be implementing outcome measures across the rehabilitation pathway to evidence and celebrate service user and service progress

The role will involve support and short term therapy/psychological interventions. The successful applicant should have experience using CBT, ACT and Mindfulness and experience with service users who have complex mental health conditions. The applicant will carry out psychological assessments, formulation of interventions, individual and group therapy, supporting staff and offering consultation/guidelines to the team.  Working as part of a rehabilitation psychology team will allow for training and personal development as well as professional supervision. 


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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

Alison Smith – Service Line Lead (07796 263149)

Anna Paradowska – Clinical Psychologist  (07766 362747)