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Specialist Applied Psychologist/Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist

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

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Service!

We are seeking an enthusiastic Psychologist (Band 7 preceptorship to 8a or 8a) to join our welcoming and supportive CMHT for older people. Could that be you?

The right candidate will be offered flexibility in working within a dynamic friendly team and the chance to develop and apply their Psychological knowledge and skills in varied duties that fit with their interests, aspirations and with service needs. As a new member staff, whether a newly qualified Psychologist or someone with some experience already, you will enjoy support to develop your role through access to regular appraisal, quality clinical and management supervision, and CPD.

If you think you might like this post working in one of the most picturesque, safe and family friendly parts of the country and want to know more contact Dr Kate Fullen or Dr John Kelly for an informal chat or visit.

Main duties of the job

The role involves completing risk and psychometric assessment, formulating highly complex presentations and the delivery of governed psychological interventions within a community setting.

Supervising other professionals to deliver lower-level interventions will be an essential aspect of this role and the post holder will become a key member of the leadership team and will influence psychological thinking. The post holder will also be able to promote and supporting team wellbeing and resilience.

The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to audit, service evaluation and research as part of service development, attending conferences, presenting, and disseminating best practice. The post offers excellent opportunities for peer support/ supervision, CPD, and teaching/ training opportunities within psychology and to other members of the MDT.

At the 8a level the role would extend to acting as supervisor taking trainees from the Hull and/or Leeds or Tees D.Clin Psychology Courses with whom we hold close academic connections.

About us

We take much pride in the supportive relationships between the psychologists in our speciality and the growing range of more specialised psychological therapies.

Further training and CPD would be a priority for the successful applicant with opportunities becoming available in this exciting time of developing and expanding psychological therapies across our older person service.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see job description and person specification attached for details of main responsibilities expected of a B7 and B8a Applied Psychologist.

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
Experience Essential
  • Working with mental health/learning disability clients (depending on designated service area)
Knowledge Essential
  • Evidence- based practice relevant to the role
  • Risk assessment and risk management

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