This job has expired

Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/Psychological Therapist

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

View more

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual interested in working with older people and their families in Northumberland. You will be working as part of a Community Treatment Team providing psychological assessment, formulation and interventions, as well as neuropsychological assessment. The role will involve liaising closely with psychiatry colleagues, colleagues in the CTT, care staff in residential and nursing homes, hospital based services, primary care teams and voluntary services.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder is responsible for providing qualified psychological therapy to clients in the South Central Community Treatment Team, providing specialist psychological assessment, formulation and therapeutic interventions, in addition to clinical supervision, advice and consultation to colleagues and to others, on psychological aspects of evidence-based assessment, formulation, care and treatment.

The post holder will work as a member of the MDT, ensuring that high quality individualised care is delivered which ensures safety and a commitment to promoting recovery, wellbeing and maximising independence.

The post-holder will provide clinical supervision and clinical consultation/ advice in accordance with service needs.

The post-holder will provide compassionate care that is based on empathy, kindness, respect and dignity.

The post-holder will utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and other research within the remit of the post.

The post-holder will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service's policies and procedures

About us

The post provides substantial scope and opportunities for developing special interests in teaching/training, clinical supervision, research as well as involvement in service development. The Psychology Network is friendly and supportive there is a thriving network of clinicians providing services to older people with Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Trust and a very active local FPOP branch. Additionally, we have close links with the Newcastle upon Tyne and Teesside Doctorate training courses and regularly have Trainees on placement as well as contributing to the course teaching.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Opportunities for the successful applicant include varied work on well-established intervention pathways, offering appropriate evidence-based psychological treatments and care, supporting a range of colleagues, and enabling service development. You will be working alongside other therapists and MDT colleagues, as part of a Community Mental Health Service at an exciting time of Community Transformation and change in terms of psychological interventions, owing to the IAPT-SMHP initiatives and Long-Term Plan. These improvements will lead to the further development of psychological therapies within the CTTs.

There are opportunities for personal development through our strong links with local supervisors and training initiatives, as well as HEE-funded training courses that are currently linked with CMH Community Transformation.

If youre interested in working within psychology services in a busy multi-disciplinary team, based in the coastal Tyne & Wear, for a large Trust rated as Outstanding by CQC, then please dont hesitate to apply, and/ or contact us to find out more.

Please find attached job description for full details.

Advertising date : 7th September 2023

Closing date : 21st September 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • An Honours Degree in Psychology recognised for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society, OR RMN, OR equivalent degree level qualification in mental health
  • and Post-graduate qualifications in psychological assessment and psychological therapy (e.g. Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, Post-graduate diploma in CBT, IAPT High Intensity CBT diploma).
  • HCPC registered practitioner psychologist or equivalent e.g. BABCP registered CBT practitioner.


  • Training in clinical supervision.

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care, and inpatient settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course with presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity, including severe and enduring mental health problems, psychosis and personality disorder. This includes maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the possibility of physical abuse.


  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of the application of psychological therapy in different cultural contexts.

Skills and Competencies


  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management. Skills in evidence based psychological interventions.
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinical sensitive information to clients, their family, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Neuropsychological assessment

Employer details

Employer name

CNTW NHS Foundation Trust


Ashmore House

12 Green Lane


NE63 0EY

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert