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Applied Psychologist/Highly Specialist Psychologist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Middlesbrough and Stockton
£40,057 to £53,219 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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This post offers exciting opportunities within the Tees Adult Learning Disability Service. The service consists of North and South Tees multidisciplinary community teams based atFlatts Lane Centre in Middlesbrough, Wessex House in Stockton and the Centre for Independent Living in Hartlepool. The multidisciplinary teams offer specialist health services to adults with a learning disability, their families and carers. The teams also work closely with statutory agencies and others who provide services to people with a learning disability.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking to appoint two ClinicalPsychologists; one will be based with the North Tees team and one with the South Tees team. The vacancies are open to either a newly qualified Psychologist or an experienced Psychologist, with appropriate job description and banding being applied accordingly to the successful candidate. If recruited to a band 7 post, this will be a developmental post with progression to an 8a banding upon meeting the criteria within the 8a job description.

About us

The Service is keen to develop close links with all other psychology specialisms across the Trust and there are also strong links to the local Teesside Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme with the speciality providing academic and clinical experience components. There are excellent opportunities for peer support/ supervision, CPD, teaching/ training, research and audit.

Job description Job responsibilities

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 with learning disabilities, 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.

Applicants should have experience in working within Learning Disability 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. Opportunities to develop special interests and co-work will be encouraged, as will opportunities to undertake service development activities.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • 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
  • Registration with BPS
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
Experience Essential
  • 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.
  • 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 Essential
  • 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

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