Applied Psychologist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
County Durham
£43,742 to £50,056 a year (pro rata) per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We currently have opportunities for Band 7 Applied Psychologists to join Tees, Esk and Wear Valley's NHS Foundation Trust. The post is permanent within the new Durham and Darlington CAMHS Neurodevelopmental Assessment Service.

Applicants must have experience and an interest in working with young people with autism and attentional difficulties. They should have a good working knowledge of the diagnostic assessment process for autism and ADHD. Applicants should have experience in conducting a range of standardised assessments, and it would be desirable if this included specialist neurodevelopmental assessments. They should be experienced in complex formulations and providing comprehensive feedback to families and other agencies involved in a young person's care. The post holder should have the skills and experience to provide supervision, contribute to service evaluation, and manage the demands of service development and change. The post holder will need to travel to venues across County Durham and Darlington.

Main duties of the job

The Neurodevelopmental Assessment Service provides assessment to children and young people where a question is raised around whether they may have a neurodevelopmental disorder (including but not limited to Autism/ADHD). We are seeking psychologists with a special interest and clinical experience in the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders. The post holders will contribute to the assessment and diagnostic decision making for school aged young people where there is a query about whether they may have autism and / or attentional difficulties. They will work within a multi-disciplinary team include Applied Psychologists, Consultant Psychiatrists, Nurses and Speech and Language Therapists.

The post is full-time however, part-time may be considered.

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.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification which outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the role.

Contact details:

D& D CAMHS Neurodevelopmental Assessment Service:

Rachael Allen, Team Manager, North Durham CAMHS Tel. 01207 285882 01207 285882

Consultant Psychologist and Clinical Lead

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
  • Trained in clinical supervision and care co-ordination (within agreed timescale)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Familiar with psychometric testing
  • Work effectively as part of an MDT.
  • Undertake complex multi agency working



  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • Experience of working within Learning Disabililties
  • Take on clinical responsibility as Care Coordinator/Lead Professional

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


Stanley Primary Care Centre or Sedgefield Community Hospital

County Durham


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