This post offers exciting opportunities within the Adult Learning Disability Inpatient Service's Assessment and Treatment Units (ATU) based at Lanchester Road Hospital. ALD Inpatient services provide Assessment and Treatment facilities across two sites within Durham and Tees Valley. The units provide assessment, diagnosis and evidence-based interventions for individuals with a learning disability. The service supports those individuals with the most complex needs, whose treatment cannot be met by mainstream services. The service aims to provide a safe and therapeutic environment encompassing the highest standards of individualised care to improve the quality of life for people with a learning disability and mental health concerns.
We are seeking to appoint either a Specialist or a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist, depending upon experience. The post holder will be an integral part of the multidisciplinary team and have a key role in carrying out specialist psychological assessments to support the wider holistic assessment of the team leading into individualised care and intervention plans.Main duties of the job
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.
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 descriptionJob responsibilities
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.
The post holder will have a key role in providing psychological assessments as well as a therapeutic, consultative and advisory service in relation to adults and their families and carers, according to identified clinical need. In addition to direct clinical work, providing consultation and where necessary clinical supervision to other team members in regard to patients is an important element of the role.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- 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
- Evidence of continuing professional development
- Trained in clinical supervision (within agreed timescale)
- Trained in care co-ordination (within agreed timescale)
- Registration with BPS
- Post-graduate qualification showing evidence of supervised practice in an evidence-based psychological therapeutic model
- Working as a 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.
Knowledge / SkillsEssential
- Experience of joint working with statutory, voluntary and private sector agencies
Employer detailsEmployer name
- 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
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Lanchester road hospital
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