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Specialist Applied Psychologist/Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist

Employer
Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Knaresborough
Salary
£40,057 to £53,219 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has emerged for an applied psychologist to join Health & Justice Services. The post holder will be part of the Forensic Outreach Liaison Service based within the North Yorkshire area.

The role involves working collaboratively with service users who have learning disabilities and/or autism and forensic needs to prevent contact with the criminal justice system. In addition, the role involves working closely with secure services and provider collaboratives to promote timely discharges and support transitions to the community.

We are seeking a HCPC registered psychologist and welcome applicants from recently qualified psychologists (band 7) and experienced psychologists (band 8a). Banding with be aligned with experience and skills. In addition, for those commencing post at Band 7, we will train you in a governed psychological therapy (e.g., DBT/EMDR/Schema) to support your progression.

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 is an essential part of the role and aligns with the services stepped care model of interventions offered. The post holder will be a key member of the leadership team influencing psychological thinking whilst supporting the Trust values of compassion, respect, and responsibility. The post holder will be a central figure in promoting and supporting team wellbeing and resilience.

Skills and training in Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) would be an advantage. Close liaison with the PBS Lead and the Dialectical Intensive Therapies Team are central to effective treatment planning. Skills in consultation and offering advice/supervision to professionals from other teams working with highly complex and contentious cases is vitally important.

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.

About us

The Health & Justice Service is committed to supporting clinicians' personal development in a range of areas including assessment, governed therapies, supervision, research, and teaching / training. Continuing professional development is central to our ethos of providing evidence-based practice and improving staff wellbeing by investing in career progression.

The psychology team within SOTT/FOLS currently comprises of one Principal Applied Psychologist, one Specialist Applied Psychologist, a Trainee Clinical Psychologist, a Trainee Counselling Psychologist, and a Higher Assistant Psychologist. Psychology meet for weekly huddles and have regular away days to ensure connectedness, standard working and effective team working.

The service has close links with other psychology specialisms across the Trust and there are strong links to the Teesside Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme and Counselling Psychology Doctorate with the specialty providing academic, research and clinical experience components.

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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