Principal Applied Psychologist

Employer
Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Selby
Salary
£54,764 to £63,862 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 8B
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent full time Applied Psychologist to join the Selby, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) team. However, we welcome applications from those who would want to work part time, as we would also consider this post as part time/job share.

The successful candidate will work as part of an expanding, friendly and supportive CAMHS multi-disciplinary team in Selby, providing a range of specialist assessments, formulations and interventions to children, young people and their families. Due to the expansion of the team we are about to move to larger premises in Selby, based at Worsley Court, which will include free parking on site.

Main duties of the job

Clinical work will include working with young people and their families, with a range of emotional and mental health presentations. Clinical work will also include work into the Neurodevelopmental Pathway, therefore experience of working into Children's Mental Health services, and assessing and working with individuals with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) would be beneficial. However, we also welcome applications from clinicians who are working in other specialties as we value key transferable skills. We welcome candidates who are trained in ADOS; although, we are also happy to train a successful candidate in these approaches/assessments once they join the team. Training and development are valued and encouraged within our service.

This role will also include a variety of leadership and organisational roles including supporting the development and improvement processes that are currently taking place within the service. This will include leading on various service development and strategic opportunities in the service, locality or trust. This role will include supporting the team in developing their psychological skills, knowledge and attitudes through providing leadership, consultation, formulations, and delivering supervision. The post holder will need to develop key working relationships with colleagues within the team, with CAMHS services across the trust, and with other local external agencies

About us

Psychologists 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. 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.

Job description Job responsibilities

Candidates should be able to demonstrate excellent interdisciplinary working skills. Teamwork is an important element of the job and you will need to demonstrate working effectively in a team and be trained in offering supervision to other professionals. Applicants need to be motivated, enthusiastic, and flexible.

Psychologists 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. You can find more information about the NHS Leadership Academys 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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST BE AN APPROPRIATELY QUALIFIED PSYCHOLOGIST REGISTERED IN THE UK WITH THE HCPC TO BE APPOINTED TO THIS POST.

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
  • Post doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • Trained in clinical supervision and the supervision of doctoral trainees
  • Trained in care co-ordination
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
Experience Essential
  • Must have substantial experience of 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 the full range of care settings.
  • Exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care as a care co-ordinator and leader of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Liaison and joint working with statutory, voluntary and private sector agencies
  • Teaching, training, clinical supervision and field supervisor for doctoral theses.
  • Experience working with children and young people in a clinical environment.
Knowledge Essential
  • Doctoral level knowledge of Evidence- based practice relevant to the role
  • Knowledge of Risk assessment and risk management
  • Has knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health and its implications for clinical practice.
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance, Audit and research methodology
  • Knowledge of common clinical presentations experienced in CAMHS, including Neurodiverse challenges such as ASC and ADHD, and have appropriate experience in the assessment and treatment of these conditions.
Skills Essential
  • Must be able to: o Communicate highly complex, highly sensitive and contentious information effectively, to a wide range of people o Adapt creatively the evidence base for interventions in mental health for clients with communication difficulties / learning disabilities.
  • Undertake complex multiagency working and liaise with multiple systems


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