Clinical Psychologist

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
13 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are delighted to be offering a full-time Band 7 Clinical Psychology development post within the Community Acquired Brain Injury Service (CABIS).

CABIS provides community based neurorehabilitation for people 16 years and over following an acquired brain injury (ABI).

CABIS is well-established in Sunderland and Gateshead locality and now are expanding into South Tyneside. This exciting opportunity will offer the successful candidate to be part of developing the new community neuro-rehabilitation service, as well as supporting service provision in Sunderland and Gateshead.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as a fully integrated member of the multidisciplinary team. The post holder will be required to provide neuropsychological assessment and specialist interventions for patients and their carers, with a range of complex clinical needs as a result of an ABI and head injuries.

The post holder will also be expected to provide advice and support to other teams in CNTW, as well as local acute and community services.

CABIS is a busy, dynamic, and enthusiastic team who pride themselves on providing accessible, goal led neurorehabilitation for service users and their families. We routinely work closely with other organisations to support service users in their recovery.

The successful candidate will work across Sunderland, Gateshead and South Tyneside localities in a range of community settings.

Main duties of the job

The post holders will be fully supported to enable them to progress to Band 8a within 2 years of having been in a Band 7 role. This will require successful completion of a mutually agreed development plan, demonstration of the experience, skills, knowledge and competencies required and confirmation of their suitability to progress by an assessment panel.

If the requirements are not fully achieved within 2 years the post holder will remain as a Band 7 and this outcome will be managed as part of the contract conditions agreed with the post holder at the outset

These post involves providing expertise in applying specialist cognitive and psychological assessment, collaborative formulation and interventions with service users and carers. The post holder will be working with multi-disciplinary colleagues in neurorehabilitation focusing on neuropsychological formulation in a trauma informed service. This includes individual and group based work and involvement of families and carers. It will involve supporting multidisciplinary staff working with service users through supervision, team formulation, contributing to understanding complex risk, developing behaviour support plans and providing reflective practice sessions and training to others. The role may also involve research, service evaluation and audit. There will be opportunity to gain experience of supervising others within the MDT and psychology.

About us

We aim to attract and retain a diverse, talented and committed workforce, who are caring and compassionate, and therefore able to meet the demands of the modern NHS now and in the future. In return we can offer a dynamic working environment in which to build a career.

Post holders will be part of a supportive neuropsychology team and MDT which provide neuropsychological services to community based neuro rehabilitation working in close collaboration with other services according to service user need.

Working with CABIS offers excellent opportunities to develop skills in both direct and indirect clinical work, clinical leadership, service development, staff support and supervision and teaching and training and we welcome contact from interested candidates to further discuss these roles and visit our service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached job description for full details.

Advertising date : 23rd May 2023

Closing date : 13th June 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or working towards) including models of psychopathology, two or more therapies, neuropsychology as accredited by the HCPC and British Psychological Society
  • HCPC registered practitioner psychologist (or working towards)


  • Further post-graduate training in other fields of applied psychology / therapies / neuropsychology / psychometrics



  • Specialist skills in assessment, formulation delivering evidence based psychological interventions
  • Experience of completing, interpreting and communicating neuropsychology assessment
  • Some experience of providing teaching and training and training
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.


  • Skills in providing clinical supervision



  • Clinical experience of working across a range of settings and with range of client groups including service users with neurological conditions
  • Ability to work with other community agencies and as part of a multi-disciplinary team

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