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Associate Practitioner

Band 5

Main area
Adult Mental Health
Band 5
Fixed term: 12 months
Part time - 22.5 hours per week
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St.Albans Adult Community Mental Health Service
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £1,066 and a maximum payment of £1,845 per annum pro rata
Salary period
28/09/2021 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.

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them.

We are delighted to be offering a 12 month fixed term contract for an Associate Practitioner post located in the Adult Community Mental Health Services in St.Albans, Hertfordshire. This post will be of interest to applicants who have traditionally been interested in Assistant Psychology roles. The successful applicant will be based in St.Albans.

The post involves direct work with individuals and their families experiencing a mental illness. The role is a diverse one, including assessment and monitoring, using psychologically informed interventions in psychosis, undertaking social care responsibilities (including social care planning and carers assessments), and perhaps most importantly offering both emotional and practical support to individual’s in community and health care settings as we support them to recover and move forward with their lives.

The posts will be supervised by a member of the leadership team in Dacorum Adult Community Mental Health Services (Social Worker, Nurse or Occupational Therapist), who will oversee the delivery of the care plan for service users and their families. Additional clinical supervision will available on a regular basis from a counselling/clinical psychologist, who will provide supervision of psychological informed work, such as CBT informed interventions and family interventions for psychosis.

The post would suit a dynamic individual with a good degree in Psychology and experience of working with individuals with psychosis. The community nature of the post means that having a driving licence is essential. The ability to work flexibly as the needs of the service demands will be crucial.

The team has strong links with University of Hertfordshire Doctoral training courses in Psychology, and with other training courses and offers regular placements. We are keen to develop our staff and service, and training will be offered in psychologically informed interventions as part of this role.


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Applicant requirements

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

John Woodward
Job title
St.Albans Team Leader
Email address
Telephone number
07796 261 057
Additional information

Rob Hill NW Community Services Manager