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Psychological Therapist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Psychological Therapist to join the newly formed Stockton Treatment & Intervention Team.

Stockton community mental health services have recently merged into Hub and Treatment Teams as part of the national community transformation agenda. A vital aspect of the transformation agenda is the provision of increased access to psychological therapies in the community.

The successful candidate will form an important part of the psychology service within community mental health services in Stockton. This role will predominantly focus on providing governed psychological therapies to service users experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems within the Treatment & Intervention Team. However, provision will also be required within the Stockton Community Hub Team as a shared psychology resource across the two services working closely together.

The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-professional team and provide clinical supervision and consultation to appropriate others which will include other professionals and agencies. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain and improve knowledge and skills based on best practice, particularly specialist knowledge and skills in the delivery of psychological therapies within Stockton Treatment and intervention team.

Main duties of the job

  • Accountability for professional actions.
  • Works independently according to objectives, and within the framework of trust/service area policies/procedures, the professional codes of practice and terms.
  • Provides clinical services to clients, families, and carers, undertaking psychological assessments and providing individual/group based intervention. Providing formulation and governed psychological therapies for moderate to severe mental health problems.
  • Facilitates the dissemination of evidence informed psychological practice within the team/service and teams in the Trust.
  • Provides teaching/training in psychological principles for the MDT.
  • Provides supervision and consultation to enable work undertaken by other clinicians.
  • Implements psychology service and team policies/service developments in the area of work and proposes developments within the psychological service and team.
  • Contributes to supervision of Assistant Practitioners/other attached graduate/students and supports line manager regarding placement objectives.
  • Undertakes governance, audit and clinical administrative activities, collating/analysing data, writing and presenting reports and project development. Uses IT software.
  • Participates in supervision, appraisal and CPD activities, including training.
  • Plans, organises and prioritises own time, activities and workload including own caseload, group sessions, teaching and research.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care -- our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

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.

Person Specification



  • A qualification that leads to registration with a professional regulatory body (HCPC, GMC, NMC or Social Work England) AND current registration with this professional regulatory body. (If a different regulatory body please seek advice from Head of Psychological Professions)
  • AND A qualification that provides eligibility to apply for accreditation in one of the four Governed Psychological Therapies outlined in the table below*
  • AND Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Working with people with severe andenduring mental health problems
  • Delivering psychological therapy in ownfield
  • Working in multi-disciplinary team settings
  • Delivering clinical supervision
  • Delivering staff training


  • Experience of psychological therapy provision in complex cases



  • Evidence- based practice relevant to the role
  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • Clinical governance
  • Legislation in relation to the client group and mental health
  • The Trust's Quality ImprovementSystem
  • Communicate complex and highly sensitive information effectively, to a wide range of people


  • Audit and research methodology



  • Demonstrate good risk assessment skills
  • Undertake multiagency working and liaise with multiple systems
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake care co-ordination / lead professional responsibilities.
  • Provide effective teaching, training and clinical supervision


  • Skills in using multimedia materials in presentations

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Wessex House

Westland Way, Falcon Court, Preston Farm Industrial Estate


TS18 3TX

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