Applied Psychologist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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North Durham Community CAMHS team is seeking to appoint committed and enthusiastic Band 7 Applied Psychologists. Applications from Trainee Applied Psychologists in their final year of training would also be welcome. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and friendly CAMHS service, where there is great emphasis on peer support and supervision, as well as encouraging Continuing Professional Development. You will be joining a skilled and experienced multi-disciplinary workforce, comprising psychologists, psychological therapists, psychiatrists, nurses, child psychotherapy and support workers, who all value the contribution of Applied Psychologists. The role is diverse and varied, incorporating opportunities for assessment, formulation, 1-1 and group therapy delivery, care co-ordination, supervision of others, teaching, training and audit/ service evaluation. You will also be joining a supportive and proactive Psychology Professions community within the Durham and Darlington locality, where we all share a fundamental commitment to promoting the mental health and wellbeing of the children and families in our area and delivering the best service possible. If you would like to have a conversation about this post, please contact Dr Vicky Rae, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, on 01207 216400 or

Main duties of the job

CYPS service is looking for an experienced and skilled applied psychologist(s) to make a significant contribution to the delivery and development of psychological services within the Durham and Darlington. The post holder will deliver evidence based psychological interventions. They will also have a role in supervision and development of psychological skills within the team.

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 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

The Trust is committed to providing support and supervision for continuing professional development and we have an excellent track record for developing our workforce. We provide excellent opportunities for peer support/supervision, CPD, teaching/training, and research and audit in line with strategic developments. There are also strong links to local Higher Education Institutions as we are key providers of academic and clinical experience components both in terms of teaching and supervision.

Job description Job responsibilities

Accountable for own professional practice in the delivery of specialist psychological care to clients with complex mental health conditions or learning disabilities which may include challenging behaviours.To be compassionate in meeting the needs of clients, their carers and families.

To provide advice, guidance and clinical supervision to less experienced colleagues within the designated psychology service and to other members of the multidisciplinary team.To undertake formal research as an integral part of the job.To be pro-active in continual service improvement within own area.To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental ill health or learning disabilities.To promote at all times a positive image of the service and the wider Trust.

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.
  • RMN or equivalent mental health core qualification at degree level post 1993 & post graduate training to an accredited level in one of the Trust's Governed Psychological Therapies sufficient to meet the Trust's training standards for that therapy.
Experience Essential
  • Working with people with severe and enduring mental health problems
Skills Desirable
  • Post-graduate qualification showing evidence of supervised practice in an evidence-based psychological therapeutic model

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