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Applied Psychologist/Highly Specialist Psychologist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This post offers exciting opportunities within the Tees Crisis Service. The service consists of North and South Tees multi-disciplinary Intensive Home Treatment Teams based at Flatts Lane Centre in Middlesbrough, Parkside Resource Centre in Billingham and Roseberry Park Hospital. The multi-disciplinary teams offer specialist mental health services to adults experiencing a mental health crisis, their families and carers in the community. The teams also work closely with statutory agencies and others who provide services to people with mental health needs.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking to appoint an Applied Psychologist based within one of the Intensive Home Treatment Teams. The vacancy is open to either a newly qualified Psychologist or an experienced Psychologist, with appropriate job description and banding being applied accordingly to the successful candidate. Successful candidates who are recruited to a band 7 post/newly qualified Psychologists, this will be a developmental post and will be expected to work towards the competencies of the higher band within an agreed time frame being regraded to the 8a role upon successful completion.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Psychologists & Psychological Therapists provide key leadership roles within the Trust. To support this we have developed leadership profiles for each psychology band and the profile card associated with this post is attached on NHS Jobs. You can find more information about the NHS Leadership Academy's Healthcare Leadership Model and the profiles at their website. We encourage you to look at these resources as they will play a part in the interview process.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide specialist psychological assessment, formulation and interventions to people accessing the Tees Crisis Service. The role will involve supporting the Intensive Home Treatment Teams in developing their psychological skills, knowledge and attitudes. It will be expected that the post holder will have knowledge and experience of delivering trauma informed care along with excellent interdisciplinary working skills and an interest in developing and delivering an innovative service.

In addition to direct clinical work, providing consultation and where necessary clinical supervision to other team members, including Assistant Psychologists and Trainee Clinical Psychologists is an important element of the role.

Applicants should have experience in working within Adult Mental Health services and show strong patient-centred values. The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, motivated, and demonstrate a commitment to delivering excellent mental health care and evidence-based interventions.The post holder will also be expected to develop working relationships with colleagues working across AMH services and interfacing services/agencies in Teesside.

Experience of clinical leadership and supervision is desirable. Good working knowledge of the assessment and management of risk is also an important requirement for the role.

Opportunities to develop special interests and engage in CPD will be encouraged, as will opportunities to undertake service development activities. There will also be the opportunity to deliver longer-term psychological therapies as part of CPD or to maintain accreditation.

The Service is keen to develop close links with all other psychology specialisms across the Trust and there are also strong links to the local Teesside Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme. There are excellent opportunities for peer support/ supervision, CPD, teaching/ training, research and audit.

Additional informal enquiries: Sarah Kuster (Service Manager)

Person Specification



  • Post-graduate training (doctoral level equivalent) in clinical / counselling / forensic psychology (or its equivalent prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS.
  • HCPC registration as a Practitioner Psychologist


  • Registration with BPS
  • Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Experience/interest in working with mental health clients within designated service area
  • Multi-disciplinary team working


  • Experience of CBT, DBT, Psychodynamics, systemic Therapy
  • Experience of research and audit

Knowledge / Skills


  • Doctoral level knowledge of evidence based practice relevant to the role
  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • Communicate complex and highly sensitive information effectively, to a wide range of people


  • Experience of joint working with statutory, voluntary and private sector agencies

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Flatts Lane Centre

Flatts Lane, Normanby



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