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Specialist or Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking to recruit a permanent full time Band 7 Applied Psychologist or Band 8a Highly Specialist Psychologist to join our Adult Integrated Community Mental Health Team based in Whitby. The successful candidate will join a supportive and collaborative multi-disciplinary team, leading on and delivering psychological assessments, formulations and therapies within a community team that covers the Whitby geography.

Applicants should ideally have experience in working within 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 have a key role in providing both psychological assessments and psychological therapy.

Assistance with relocation expenses is available and may be considered.

Main duties of the job

In addition to direct clinical work, and where necessary clinical supervision to other team members regarding patients is an important element of the role.

The post holder will provide highly specialist psychological assessments, formulation and therapies with individuals, families and teams as part of an MDT approach. Alongside direct clinical work, providing consultation, training and where required clinical supervision to other team members as well as trainee and assistant psychologists are all integral part of the role.

As a senior member of the team, the post holder will be expected to demonstrate good leadership skills in supporting MDT colleagues to work psychologically and use person-centred principles across their work. This includes supervision, advice, consultation and training. The post holder will work within a compassionate, collective leadership approach and will be a key member of the leadership within the team . This is a role where innovation and engagement in research and development activity is actively encouraged.

About us

The successful candidate will benefit from being part of a larger group of Psychologists across other TEWV Trust services

We encourage opportunities to undertake service development activities.

We have strong links to the local Doctoral Programmes in Clinical Psychology at Teesside and Hull Universities and the Doctoral Programme in Counselling Psychology at York St John University. There are excellent opportunities for peer support/ supervision, CPD, teaching/ training, research, and audit.

We are also very keen to support practitioners obtain further professional training if required, dependent on service need, this might include training such as EMDR Flash EMDR CAT PBS Systemic Family Therapy, etcetera.

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with a workforce of over 5,700 staff operating from over one hundred sites in Durham, Teesside and across York and North Yorkshire. Locally, we have close links with psychological professionals working across Mental Health Services across the Care Group, as well as across other areas and specialties. We have strong links with local training courses and there are excellent opportunities for peer support/supervision, CPD, teaching/ training, research and audit, in line with strategic developments across the Trust. Due to the nature of the work applicants must be able to transport themselves independently between sites and to visits.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Whitby and Ryedale Integrated Community Team is based at the Anchorage in Whitby, North Yorkshire and Princess Road Clinic in Malton. Occasionally there may be a requirement to work from either base to meet the needs of our patients. This would be as required and with the support of the Psychologist in post at Princess Road Clinic and the team manager.

Please find the attached job description and person specifications which outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the role andto ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

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 Academys 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.

This vacancy is open to either a newly qualified Psychologist / Psychological Therapist or an experienced Psychologist / Psychological Therapist with appropriate Job Description and banding being applied accordingly to the successful candidate. Successful candidates who are newly qualified Psychologists/Psychological Therapists 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.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration as a Practitioner Psychologist
  • Post doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice - Band 8a
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Post-graduate training (doctoral level equivalent) in clinical / counselling / forensic psychology (or its equivalent prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS.
  • Trained in clinical supervision and the supervision of doctoral trainees
  • Trained in care co-ordination


  • Registration with BPS



  • Working as a qualified applied psychologist within the designated service including a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and a range of clinical severity across a range of care settings or if applying at Band 7 experience of working within mental health
  • Exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care as a care coordinator within the context of a multidisciplinary team.


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

Knowledg / Skills


  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
  • Communicate highly complex and highly sensitive information effectively, to a wide range of people


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

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


The Anchorage

11 Byland Road


YO21 1JH

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