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Clinical Psychologist Band 7 - 8a Development Post (Maternity cover)

Band 7

Main area
Older People's Services
Band 7
Fixed term: 12 months (Maternity Cover)
Part time - 22.5 hours per week
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Saffron Ground, Ditchmore Lane, Stevenage, SG1 3LJ
£40,057 - £53,219 per annum pro rata
Salary period
23/09/2021 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.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST – Maternity leave cover for development post Band 7 – Band 8a (0.6 wte)

HPFT was rated ‘outstanding’ in our most recent CQC inspection in May 2019!

We would like to recruit an enthusiastic Psychologist who has a particular interest in working with older people and who is keen to develop expertise in this area.  You will be joining a well-established Psychology Service.  The psychologists in our Older People's Service are regarded as valued team members who play an essential role within our multidisciplinary teams.  In addition to working within the locality team, you will join a team of enthusiastic psychologists with special interest in older adult mental health and dementia, including interests in CBT, CAT, Systemic approaches and Neuropsychology. 

Our community services include specialist community multi-disciplinary teams including crisis function and a well-established Early Memory and Diagnosis Service and a new pathway for behaviour that challenges in dementia. This post involves delivering a range of assessments and interventions, including psychological therapies, neuropsychological diagnostic assessment, cognitive rehabilitation and positive behavioural support for behaviour of concern in dementia.  Psychological experience with older people is important but not essential, as well as the capacity to work across services providing direct and indirect clinical input.  The ability to work closely with members of multi-disciplinary teams providing support to other staff members is essential.  There will also be opportunities to assist in and contribute to service developments and develop your clinical leadership skills. 

You will receive regular supportive supervision and work closely with psychology colleagues. We have a close relationship with the University of Hertfordshire Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programme and regularly have clinical psychology trainees from this course. 

Based in the North East of Hertfordshire, this post is part-time (0.6 wte) and will provide fixed-term cover for maternity leave until August 2022. Applicants will need to be registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC, or in a position to register in the near future, if they  completed their training in 2021. We would also welcome applications from non-UK trained psychologists working towards fulfilling HCPC requirements to qualify as a clinical psychologist in the UK and who need experience in working with older people.  This post provides an excellent opportunity to start developing expertise in working with Older People, an area where investment and recruitment has been growing in recent years. 

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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

Steve Davies
Job title
Head of MHSOP Psychology
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Additional information

Steve Davies, Head of MHSOP Psychology. email:  Tel: 07816086022.