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Parent - Infant Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Parent-infant therapist
NHS AfC: Band 8a
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
30 hours per week
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Prospect House
£47,544 - £53,459
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Today at 23:59
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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.

Parent-Infant Therapist

Hertfordshire Community Perinatal Team (CPT)

Band 8a, 30 hours per week (0.8 WTE)


In line with the NHS Long Term Plan vision for specialist perinatal services, the Hertfordshire Community Perinatal Team (CPT) is going through a period of significant expansion and development with a focus on the provision of psychological and parent-infant therapies. In this context, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled parent-infant therapist to join the team and take a role in shaping development in this thriving, supportive and well-regarded specialist multi-disciplinary team. 


The team serves the county of Hertfordshire, supporting women with mental health needs, through pregnancy and the postnatal period as well as working closely with maternity staff and providers of primary, secondary and inpatient care.


About you: the post-holder will have a demonstrable record in delivering evidence-based parent-infant interventions such as VIG and Circle of Security. You will have a passion for building parent-infant relationships and have a strong sense of professional identity. You will be highly skilled in delivering individual work and group-based interventions. Your responsibilities as a senior therapist in the team will include contributing to service development, teaching the wider perinatal team and other key stakeholders; as well as offering supervision to a band 7 Parent-Infant Therapist and support to a range of clinicians training in parent-infant interventions and trainee clinical and counselling psychologists and colleagues in the wider MDT.  


The successful applicant will receive regular supervision from the Parent-Infant Clinical Lead and be an integrated member of the MDT; attending team meetings and perinatal and parent-infant specific training sessions as well as liaising with team members and healthcare professionals throughout Hertfordshire.


A driving license and access to a car will be essential for this position.


For further information, please contact Dr Natasha Gray (Parent-Infant Clinical Lead) at or call 07760997837.

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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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Dr Natasha Gray
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Parent-Infant Clinical Lead
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