Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist - Rehabilitation
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
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We are looking for Clinical/ Counselling Psychologists to join the Rehabilitation Services at Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) based in the county of Hertfordshire. Our Rehabilitation Services are always striving to improve and provide the best quality of service available whilst promoting clinical excellence. The service is currently going through an exciting expansion with the expectation that we can avoid hospital treatment where possible, or reduce the length of inpatient stay and improve outcomes by improving quality of life and reducing the incidences of service users being readmitted to hospital.
Our Rehabilitation Services works to a whole systems approach to recovery from severe mental illness that maximises an individual's quality of life and social inclusion by encouraging their skills, promoting independence and autonomy to give individuals hope for the future and leading to successful community living through appropriate support. We aim to provide evidence-based interventions through a full range of multi-disciplinary team interventions to support the individual achieve this.
The successful candidate will receive up to £120 towards their registration fee, which will be paid upon commencement. This payment will be subject to tax and national insurance deductions.
Main duties of the job
Our residential rehab units are sited within beautiful Hertfordshire and offer support to individuals recovering from significant mental health difficulties. The role would suit someone with an interest in working with individuals recovering from psychosis offering a range of interventions to individuals and their families. An essential part of the role involves consultation and support to the broader clinical team and a strong understanding of trauma informed approaches would be an advantage. The Rehab service is in a period of development and expansion, offering real opportunity to work alongside the Senior psychological service lead, multi-disciplinary colleagues, service users and carers to be part of service developments.
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.
Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.
The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:
Our Trust values are:
Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.
These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!
Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?
Then please read on...
Our Rehabilitation Services provide 7 day a week services across both inpatient and community services. The service is made up of the following components:
- The Beacon, St Albans 17 Bedded Unit
- Hampden House, Hitchin - 12 Bedded Unit
- Gainsford House, Hitchin 12 Bedded Unit
The post would be based out of our St Albans service, but covers other locations in North Herts. Flexible and part time working arrangements are possible.
Car driver essential, or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995).
We offer our staff a wide range of benefits including work life balance policies, childcare savings, a free Counselling Service, Occupational Health Services, excellent pension scheme and NHS shopping discounts.
For more of an insight into what it is like to work with the Rehabilitation service please click on the link to view a video about our EROS service: https://youtu.be/OXW4k8qqUrw
For more information, please contact Fiona Roberts, Head of Adult Mental Health Psychological Services on 07810636740 or Chris Davis, Service Line Lead on 07920588344
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