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Applied Psychologist/Highly Specialist Psychologist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This post offers an exciting opportunity within the Scarborough Whitby and Ryedale Community LD Team which is part of the North Yorkshire & York Learning Disability Service. The Scarborough Service consists of a multidisciplinary Adult Team based at Eastfield Clinic, Scarborough. The team 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.

We are seeking to appoint a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to work alongside an existing Band 8A Clinical Psychologist. The vacancy is open to either a newly qualified Psychologist or an experienced Psychologist, with the 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.

The post holder will have a key role in providing psychological assessments as well as a therapeutic, consultative, and advisory services 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 regarding patients is an important element of the role.

Main duties of the job

Applicants should ideally 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.

The Service is keen to develop close links with all other psychology specialisms across the Trust. There are also strong links to the localDoctoral Programmes in Clinical Psychology at Teesside and Hull Universities and the Doctoral Programme in Counselling Psychology at York St John University. There are excellent opportunities for peer support/ supervision, CPD, teaching/ training, research, and audit.

We are happy to discuss flexible working, and teleworking from home where appropriate, are very much supported if wanted by the post holder. We are also very keen to support practitioners obtain further professional training if required (e.g. EMDR Flash EMDR CAT PBS Systemic Family Therapy, etcetera).

About us

We are committed to co-creating safe and personalised care that improves the lives of people by involving them as equal partners. The most important way we will get there is by living our values, all of the time.

Psychological Professions staff will be expected to display the Trust values at all times, working as part of the collective leadership team with shared accountability and responsibility for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of patient care is delivered in a patient centred manner. They will also contribute to ensuring the culture of our services is built upon the Trust Values and the trust's strategy - Our Journey To change (OJTC).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Psychologists & Psychological Therapists 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 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.

Person Specification



  • 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


  • Registration with BPS
  • Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Trained or 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.
  • Has exercised clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care within the context of a multidisciplinary team.


  • Experience of joint working with statutory, voluntary and private sector agencies

Knowledg / Skills


  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Eastfield Clinic



YO11 3EG

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