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Senior Clinical Psychologist

Job Description

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 in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. 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 (If you are experiencing problems please call  ( Phone number removed ) ).

The Role

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and suitably qualified HCPC registered clinical psychologist to work in our psychology service in Bucks to cover a period of maternity leave. The wider Psychology team in the County currently consists of a Consultant clinical psychologist, one other part time Senior clinical psychologist, and three band 7 Clinical psychology posts, as well as Assistant psychologists, all committed to offering an excellent service to the people with learning disabilities and their families and carers with whom we work. Psychologists work within the Community LD Team, the Intensive Support Team and offer in-reach intervention to the Inpatient Unit in Herts which Bucks service users access when required. Our psychology services offer behavioural and systemic consultation clinics and also use CBT, CAT and Psychodynamic models of working.

The Learning Disability and Forensic Strategic Business Unit (SBU) provides a variety of specialist services in Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Essex and Norfolk. The Psychological Service plays a major role at all levels of service delivery. We have a strong commitment to personal and continuing professional development and encourage team members to develop specialist expertise which is used to contribute to and/or to lead innovative research and clinical service development initiatives within the SBU and in partnership with other services. We have strong links with two Clinical Psychology Doctoral training courses and regularly have trainees on placement.

Part time applicants will be considered

Interview date: Wednesday 16th November 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Helen Fletcher, Consultant Clinical Psychologist on  ( Phone number removed )  or  ( Phone number removed ) 

About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as Good’ by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. 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 currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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