PS/481/BCH - A5 - Psychological Health Advisor - Well Being - Human Resources (PT)

Police Staff
Human Resources
Hertfordshire Constabulary
Headquarters, WGC, Herts
Well Being
£31,095 - £39,705
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an accredited counsellor trained in EMDR or CBT therapist trained in TF-CBT and or EMDR to join the existing Psychological Health Team at Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire Police and Hertfordshire Constabulary multi-disciplinary Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing Unit.
We are currently seeking to recruit a part time 2 day a week Psychological Health Advisor. This post will be based at the Southern OHU Hub based at Welwyn Garden City, however there will be an expectation for travel to other locations including the Northern OHU hub based at Sandy as part of the role.

This is a unique opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary team providing, short term therapeutic interventions, trauma treatment and wellbeing advice to police officers and staff; you will work closely with other professionals to provide a customer focused service which supports both the organisation and, it’s most important resource, the people who work within it.

You will need to be able to work on your own initiative, with a high degree of autonomy and demonstrate high levels of personal motivation, drive and resilience and the ability to manage an extremely varied workload with ever changing priorities.

You will provide a proactive psychological health service to officers and staff identifying psychological risks and making recommendations on potential resolution. You will provide short term interventions in line with departmental guidelines and provide specialist advice to OH colleagues and managers on fitness for work including report writing and referrals to external sources where required. Further work will include some delivering presentations and skills based workshops to officer and staff so confident public speaking skills are highly desired for this role.
You will need excellent communication and influencing skills both written and verbal and must be confident in using IT packages such as Microsoft office and databases.

Qualification and skills required are outlined in attached role profile.

There is a requirement to commit to professional supervision to maintain high standards of professional practice for both the practitioner and the client.

Driving license is required as the post holder will be required to travel between the three forces.

For more information about these roles, please contact Emma Liddell, Senior Psychological Health Advisor on 07889 704366.

For the purposes of the application you will be expected to provide evidence against the six personal qualities below and the entry requirements:

• We are emotionally aware
• We take ownership
• We are collaborative
• We deliver, support and inspire
• We analyse critically
• We are innovative and open-minded

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* All applications must be submitted through our online recruitment website by clicking the apply button below.

** Please note, this vacancy is open to Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire employees however, if you are on a Bedfordshire or Cambridgeshire contract you will need to resign from your home force Terms & Conditions and join Hertfordshire Constabulary.

*** All internal applicants must have successfully completed their probationary period in order to apply for this role.

**** Please note that this advert will be live to redeployees throughout the recruitment of this advert. Any redeployee that applies will only need to evidence against the minimum entry requirements of the role profile. To do this if you are a redeployee, write ‘Redeployee’ in the other competency boxes and just complete your evidence against the minimum entry requirements in the relevant box. Redeployees will take priority over other candidates at any point during the recruitment process up until a final offer is produced and you will be notified if this happens.
18 September 2019
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