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Clinical Psychologist

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

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

We have an opportunity for a Band 7 Clinical Psychologist to join our Sunderland Community Treatment Team . The team provides specialist psychological assessment and intervention for older people with cognitive impairment and/or mental health difficulties.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated clinician who is passionate about working with older people.The post is suitable for a newly qualified clinician or a clinical psychologist who would like to develop their knowledge, skills and experience of working with older people with mental health difficulties and cognitive difficulties including dementia.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be part of an older adult psychology team. You will work with those with functional mental health difficulties and organic difficulties including dementia. You will have a job plan, access to regular supervision from a senior clinical psychologist, regular peer learning and support and CPD opportunities. There will be opportunities to be involved in service based projects and research and you will be encouraged to foster your passions an interests.

The post holder will be required to:
  • Complete complex assessments including neuropsychology assessments.
  • Develop collaborative and team formulations
  • Deliver evidence based psychological interventions.
  • Delivery of teaching and training
  • Provision of psychological advice and consultation
  • Provision of supervision
  • Contribution to service based projects and research

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.

We are a growing psychology team of qualified and assistant psychologists who are supportive, caring and compassionate. As a service, we have an established training and supervision strategy to ensure the ongoing development of staff. We have a dedicated and passionate leadership team who are keen to ensure the older adult pathway continually evolves and develops to provide safe and high quality trauma informed care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached job description for full details.

Advertising date : 22nd May 2023

Closing date : 30th 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



  • Specialist skills in assessment, formulation delivering evidence based psychological interventions
  • Experience of completing neuropsychology assessment


  • Skills in provision of teaching and training and consultation
  • Skills in providing clinical supervision



  • Clinical experience of working across a range of settings and with range of client groups
  • Experience of MDT working


  • Experience of working clinically with older adults

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