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Specialist or Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist

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

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Part Time
We are delighted to offer a 30 hours per week post covering the maternity of a Clinical Psychologist working onto Oak ward, a functional ward based at West Park. We welcome applications from existing Band 8As, existing Band 7s and newly qualified psychologists and locums.

This is an exciting opportunity to innovate, build upon, develop and grow the psychological application, interventions and resources available to patients, carers and staff on the ward.

Main duties of the job

Oak ward is an assessment ward that provides inpatient admission stays for older people who are experiencing significant mental health related difficulties that are sufficient enough to require an admission.

The successful candidate will work with an experienced multi-professional team to help support the needs of our patients, carers and staff. The role will involve facilitating and supporting the delivery of psychological assessments, and psychologically informed interventions. The psychologist will use their knowledge of challenging behaviour to inform formulations and behaviour support plans, and interventions with the aim of reducing distress for our patients on the ward.

About us

Working on the wards will provide you with the opportunity to work with professionals from multi-disciplines. As psychologists we work with the ward staff to support our patients in living well with mental health. Psychology is well established in all the areas across Mental Health Services for Older People and you will be joining a thriving and dynamic group of psychologists who will support your development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

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

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
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Trained in clinical supervision (within agreed timescale)
  • Trained in care co-ordination (within agreed timescale)


  • Post-graduate qualification showing evidence of supervised practice in an evidence-based psychological therapeutic model
  • Registration with BPS



  • Must have experience/interest in: Working with mental health clients (depending on designated service area)

Knowledge / 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


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

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


West Park Hospital

Edward Pease Way



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