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Principal Applied Psychologist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Selby CAMHS community mental health team are looking to appoint a band 8b Principal Applied Psychologist to work as part of our multi-disciplinary team.

Applicants will be required to have post-graduate training (doctoral level equivalent) in clinical / counselling / forensic psychology (or its equivalent prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS and be registered in as a Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC. Significant experience and competencies in delivering and supervising evidence based psychological intervention.

Main duties of the job

A key part of the role is to provide direct clinical work, promote psychological thinking with all members of the team by helping staff to develop formulations for clients, offering supervision and joint work with the team, supporting staff wellbeing and providing training in psychological theory and its implementation.

Selby CAMHS team offers intervention and diagnosis for a range of mental health condition's including low mood, anxiety, Autism and ADHD .

The successful candidate will have significant experience of working psychologically with people who experience severe mental health problems and competencies in an evidence based psychological therapy for SMHP. They will contribute to the collective clinical leadership of the service. They will be responsible for the provision of specialist psychological assessment and formulation, and the delivery of evidence based psychological therapy and clinical supervision. The post holder will contribute to service development and improvement within the locality and the professional leadership of psychological professions.

About us

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 the local Hull and Teesside D Clinical Psychology Programme as we are key providers of academic and clinical experience components both in terms of teaching and supervision.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Applicants need to be motivated, enthusiastic, flexible and resilient. Knowledge and experience of working with people with complex mental health issues including psychosis and personality disorders is essential.

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.

Additional contact details:-Tine Blee Consultant psychologist Selby CAMHS- or Selby CAMHS on 01757 241070

Person Specification



  • Post-graduate training (doctoral level equivalent) in clinical/counselling 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
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Trained in clinical supervision and the supervision of doctoral trainees
  • Trained in care co-ordination


  • Registration with BPS



  • Must have substantial experience of:Working as a qualified applied psychologist within the designated service including a full range of clinical severity
  • Liaison and joint working with statutory, voluntary and private sector agencies
  • Research and development experience
  • Must have experience of providing clinical and professional leadership to other qualified and non-qualified members of the profession
  • Working within mutli agency service delivery models
  • Exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Teaching, training, clinical supervision for postgraduate psychology qualifications
  • Active participation in quality and service improvement initiatives.



  • Doctoral level knowledge of evidence- based practice relevant to the role
  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • Clinical governance
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group
  • Knowledge of the current practice in psychological interventions in AMH



  • Must be able to provide effective clinical leadership
  • Communicate highly complex, highly sensitive and highly contentious information effectively, to a wide range of people
  • Adapt creatively the evidence base for the assessment of children with neurodevelopmental difficulties/social communication difficulties
  • Provide consultation to other professionals and non-professional groups
  • Articulate the value added by applied psychology within the context of multidisciplinary team.
  • Undertake complex multiagency working and liaise with multiple systems
  • Utilise psychometric tests competently
  • Provide effective teaching, training and clinical supervision for the multidisciplinary team.
  • Identify, provide and promote appropriate interventions / means of support for families and carers
  • Utilise appropriate clinical governance mechanisms within own work.
  • Use multimedia materials for presentations in professional, academic and public settings.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Worsley Court

Doncaster Road



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