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Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical/Forensic/Counselling)

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
Forensic and Adult Mental Health
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Fixed term: 12 months
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week
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Kingsley Green
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum, pro rata. Includes High Cost Allowance -5% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £1,066 and a maximum payment of £1,845 pro-rata for part-time
Salary period
24/09/2021 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.

2x Band 8a  12 month fixed term posts.

We are looking to recruit two band 8a Psychologists for a newly created team, working across forensic and adult mental health services to improve the risk assessment and management for the minority of service users who pose a risk to others. The team is funded for a one year pilot but an application will be made to Commissioners during the year for ongoing funding so there is potential for the posts to be extended.

The purpose of the posts is to support colleagues working within Adult Mental Health Services across Hertfordshire to develop their understanding and skills in identifying, assessing and managing risk to others posed by some service users, who do not reach the threshold for Forensic Services. This will involve attending AMH team meetings to facilitate decision making, providing training for AMH staff about assessing and working with risk, providing consultation to staff carrying out Enhanced Risk Assessments (ERAs) and as part of this process formulating risk and developing management plans with staff.

The posts will be located within a new Adult Mental Health Forensic Psychology Service, which also covers the Community Forensic Team in Hertfordshire and Beech Low Secure Unit. The postholders will work flexibly across these services, alongside their work in the ERA Team.

This post could also be offered as a Band 7/8a development post.  The post holder will be able to progress from Band 7 to Band 8a once they demonstrate that they meet the competencies specified for a Band 8a Clinical/Forensic Psychologist.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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 Sarah Flury
Job title
Clinical Psychologist
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