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Family Intervention Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Family Intervention, EIP
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Job ref
367-WEST-4650-E
Site
Saffron Ground
Town
Stevenage
Salary
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum, pro rata.
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
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. 

http://hpft.recruitforvalues.com/

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Family Intervention Practitioner posts within the PATH (Psychosis: Prevention, Assessment and Treatment in Hertfordshire) Service.  PATH is a specialist service for those experiencing a first episode of psychosis in Hertfordshire.  HPFT has recently achieved an 'Outstanding' rating from the CQC.

We are implementing the Access and Waiting Time Standard for early intervention in psychosis (EIP), which is a clear national priority for the NHS. This standard will make a major difference to the quality of care received by those with First Episode Psychosis (FEP) and greatly improve their ability to recover.

These newly created Family Intervention Practitioner roles within PATH will be key to improving access and supporting the delivery of FI to individuals with first episode psychosis and their families.

The post holder will work with psychological therapists and other multi-disciplinary colleagues to ensure that families and carers are provided with evidence based interventions as outlined in national guidance for EIP services.  Main responsibilities include providing assessment, therapy, supervision and consultation. Another important part of this role is the good governance of psychological therapies within the service and you will be responsible for data collection to evidence the efficacy of psychological interventions. As well as carrying a caseload for FIp, you will also support the Carers Education and Support Programme within the service.  

One post will be based in East and North Hertfordshire and the other post in West Hertfordshire,  although there may be a requirement to work more widely across Hertfordshire to develop and deliver the service.   

We are very keen to offer a bespoke professional development plan with opportunities to further develop the skills of the post holder. Regarding specialist professional development, PATH has close links with other Early Intervention services. The team is part of the East of England Early Intervention in Psychosis Clinical Network. Hence, there are opportunities to meet other EIP professionals outside of the Trust and attend CPD sessions run by the group. For applicants who are keen in wider professional development such as teaching, supervising and conducting research, there will also be such opportunities available. We have established good links with University of Hertfordshire DClinPsy course and are in the process of establishing links with King’s College London, Early Intervention in Psychosis MSc programme.

 

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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

Name
Dr Nicola Green
Job title
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Email address
nicola.green@nhs.net
Telephone number
01438 792 000