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Applied Psychologist

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

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit an Applied Psychologist to join the Community Team that provides support and intervention for working age adults experiencing mental health difficulties. This is an exciting time to join and be part of the transformation journey that the Community Mental Health Framework (CMHF) brings.

The team covers the South York area and office base is in Selby but we also cover Sherburn-In-Elmet, Tadcaster and Pocklington areas. A full time 37.5 hours post is available but a part time position would be considered as would flexible working arrangements.

We welcome applications from experienced or newly qualified Applied Psychologists who are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist. Undertaking additional training leading to competencies in an evidence based psychological therapy would an opportunity and expectation of the successful candidate. The training would be fully funded, supervised and included in job plan. More information about the therapies in scope and training can found atPsychological therapies for severe mental health problems | Health Education England ( The decision about which therapy would be decided on the basis of successful candidates interest and service need.

The post is open to trainee psychologists who are due to qualify this year.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work under the direction and support of the Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist within the community multidisciplinary service. They will be responsible for the delivery of psychological assessment, formulation and evidence- based intervention through direct work and the supervision and consultation of others. They will contribute to the multidisciplinary collective leadership of the team with shared responsibility for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of patient care and shared opportunity to develop the team.

The supervision and development of trainee psychological professionals including doctoral trainees is a key part of the role. We have strong links to the local Doctoral 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.

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

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.

Further additional enquiries: Dr Emma Waters, Highly Specialist Applied Clinical Psychologist

Dr Stephen Donaldson, Consultant Psychologist/Psychological Professions Lead

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


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



  • Working with mental health
  • Multi-disciplinary team working


  • Experience of CBT, DBT, Psychodynamics, systemic therapy
  • Experience of research and audit



  • 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 and mental health.
  • Audit and research methodology



  • Communicate complex and highly sensitive information effectively, to a wide range of people
  • Adapt creatively the evidence base for interventions in mental health for clients with communication difficulties / learning disabilities.
  • Provide (within agreed timescale) effective teaching, training and clinical supervision
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake care co-ordination/lead practitioner responsibilities
  • Undertake complex multiagency working and liaise with multiple systems
  • Utilise psychometric tests competently
  • Identify, provide and promote appropriate interventions / means of support for carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and challenging behaviours.
  • Utilise appropriate clinical governance mechanisms within own work.


  • Skills in using multimedia materials in presentations

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Worsley Court

Doncaster Road



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