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Highly Specialist Psychologist

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Psychologist to join our multi-disciplinary Community CAMHS team based in York.

The team works with children and young people up to the age of 18, alongside their families in both emotional wellbeing pathways and neurological pathways. We operate an assessment, treatment, and consultancy model to ensure that young people and their families receive high quality, safe, effective, evidence-based care, in line with national guidance .

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be joining a well-established community team, and the post will involve working in the community within the supportive and collaborative multi-disciplinary team to provide specialist psychological assessment, formulation and interventions to young people and their families. The post holder will also offer supervision, advice, consultation and training to other members of the team, and there are multiple opportunities to be involved in service development initiatives as the service is constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of our population.

Experience of working with young people and families is important, as well as the ability to work effectively within the multi-disciplinary team and with our multi-agency partner organisations. Experience of working systemically would be beneficial. The post holder will receive regular supportive supervision from the Consultant Psychologist within the service. There is a strong psychology network across the trust and within the CAMHS directorate.

About us

With a generous NHS pension scheme, a fantastic annual leave package (27 days annual leave plus bank holidays) and access to other NHS staff benefits and discounts and, it's not just the NHS pay scaleand benefits that we offer that make joining our organisation an excellent choice, there are many development opportunities available, giving you the opportunity for career progression.

All staff have regular 1-2-1s, which provides lots of opportunity for discussion around achievements, challenges and aspirations.

Staff recognition is very important to us we work closely with colleagues from across the Trust to support development, the staff voice, and to recognise teams and individuals through our Greatix and Star Award schemes.

Our organisation is on a 'Journey to Change' and as part of this journey, creating a great experience for our staff is one of three big goals. Ultimately, our aim is to be a proactive, responsible and mindful employer recruiting, retaining and training our people, for the right roles, at the right time.

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.

For further details regarding this post, or to arrange an informal discussion as it would be good to hear from youplease contact:

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 care co-ordination (within agreed timescale)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Trained in clinical supervision (within agreed timescale
  • Post doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice


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



  • 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.
  • Exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care as a care coordinator within the context of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Teaching, training and clinical supervision and field supervisor for doctoral theses.
  • Quality and service improvement and evaluation.


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



  • 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.



  • Communicate highly 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 effective teaching, training and clinical supervision for the multidisciplinary team.
  • 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
  • Use approved breakaway techniques
  • Demonstrate effective keyboard skills
  • Use multimedia materials for presentations in professional, academic and public settings.

personal Attributes


  • Able to work in accordance with the Staff Compact and Trust Values and Behaviours
  • Able to engage with vulnerable people and work effectively in highly distressing and challenging circumstances
  • Able to work flexibly and co-operatively as part of a team
  • Able to use own initiative and make decisions independently
  • Committed to continual quality and service Page 9 of 11 improvement
  • Self aware and committed to professional and personal development. Able to accept and respond positively to feedback from supervision

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Orca House

Link Road Court


YO10 3JB

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