Clinical Psychologist/Psychological Therapist

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Newcastle Upon Tyne
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced, enthusiastic and resilient practitioner who thrives in a role which includes variety, complexity and challenge alongside opportunities for growth? If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Psychological Therapist to join the Personality Disorder Hub Team.

The Hub Team is central to a well-developed and cohesive series of wider pathway developments for service users with personality difficulties. It has achieved many successes, including being recognised at the national HSJ awards where it won the category of patient safety for its innovative work and strong multi-agency working.

A strong, positive team culture has been fostered with a particular emphasis on wellbeing and building resilience, for what can undoubtedly be challenging roles. As a team we welcome diversity, celebrate and cultivate individual differences. We have a strong reflective culture, providing protected time and forums for learning, growth and development.

Main duties of the job

As a psychological therapist in the team, you would be expected to deliver on each of the below and lead/support a locality group of community practitioners.

-Specialist care co-ordination and treatment for a small number of service users who present with severe personality difficulties, co-existing conditions, and high risk to self.

-Delivery of appropriate evidence-based psychological therapies, including Structured Clinical Management (SCM) and trauma stabilisation during the most unstable phase of a service users care pathway. Training in and experience of delivering these would be considered a necessity.

-Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Mentalisation Based Therapy informed treatment, with a focus on providing safety, stabilisation, containment and emotional regulation and control. Training in and experience of delivering the above would be a strong advantage.

-Scaffolding to CNTW community and inpatient staff, including CYPS, older adults and learning difficulty services.

-Assistance to the wider pathways (both internally and externally CNTW) in stabilising risk and managing systemic anxiety by way of development of multi-agency care planning scaffolding and training.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached job description for full details.

Advertising date : 14th November 2023

Closing date : 28th November 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


Benfield House

Walkergate Park Hospital

Newcastle Upon Tyne


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