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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist, Early Intervention in Psychosis

Band 8a

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Psychologists Early Intervention in Psychosis/First Episode Psychosis.
Band 8a
12 month fixed term or secondment opportunity
Part Time 30 hours per week
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PATH, Saffron Ground, Ditchmore Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 3LJ
£42,414 - £49,696 per annum pro rata
28/03/2019 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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist
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.

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 and greatly improve their ability to recover. This is the start
of our journey in ensuring our service users receive the right treatment at the
right time from an EIP service and can go on to lead full, hopeful and productive
lives. Do you want to be part of this exciting journey?

You will be a qualified Clinical or Counselling Psychologist with a high level of
experience in delivering services to people presenting with psychoses. Such
experience would definitely have included some training in working with people
presenting with Psychoses or at risk mental states. You will be part of a multi-
disciplinary team, where the Care Co-ordinators will support people across a whole
range of health and social care needs, including delivery of psychological
interventions such as CBT and Family Interventions, housing, benefits and debt

You will need to be skilled in working with recovery based and collaborative
approaches to care planning, working flexibly and creatively with people in order
to achieve their individual goals.

You will be responsible for ensuring the good governance of psychological
therapies for people with psychosis within your service area, providing therapy,
assessments, supervision and consultation. As this service will need to produce
regular data demonstrating that the service provided is at the highest national
standards, an important part of your job will be ensuring that data is collected
and presented in a timely way to demonstrate the activity and effectiveness of
this part of the service. We will offer you a bespoke professional development
plan with opportunities to further develop your skills.

It is anticipated that this post holder will work with people accessing the
service within North Hertfordshire, but there may be a requirement to work more
widely across Hertfordshire to develop and deliver the service.

You will be a car driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality
Act 2010 which prevents you from driving)

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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

Dr Nicola Green - Consultant Clinical Psychologist: or 07557 321671.