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Applied Psychologist

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
This post offers an exciting opportunity within the North Yorkshire Adult Learning Disability Service. The service consists of four community teams based across North Yorkshire in Scarborough, York , Harrogate and Northallerton . This post will be based in Knaresborough.

The multi-disciplinary teams offer specialist health services to adults with a learning disability, their families and carers. The teams also work closely with statutory agencies and others who provide services to people with a learning disability.

We welcome applications from current trainees who are going to finish their Doctoral training imminently.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have a key role in providing psychological assessments as well as a therapeutic, consultative and advisory service in relation to adults with learning disabilities, their families and carers, according to identified clinical need. In addition to direct clinical work, providing consultation and where necessary clinical supervision to other team members in regard to patients is an important element of the role. Applicants should have experience in working within Learning Disability services and show strong patient-centred values. The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, motivated, and demonstrate a commitment to delivering excellent mental health care and evidence based interventions. Opportunities to develop special interests and co-work will be encouraged, as will opportunities to undertake service development activities.

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.

The successful candidate will be working within a dynamic, friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary team within

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 Academy's Healthcare Leadership Model and the profiles at their website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provides specialist psychological assessment of clients with complex conditions based on the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of data from a variety of sources.Responsible for recognising the potential for or signs of client harm, abuse or neglect, including poor clinical practice, reporting all such concerns and taking all reasonable steps to protect the client. Responsible for identifying and reporting concerns regarding the safeguarding of children who may be at risk.Undertakes risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and provides specialist advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.Formulates plans for specialist psychological therapy and/or management of clients mental health conditions based upon an appropriate conceptual framework and evidence-based practice. Negotiates the implementation of such plans with clients and/or their carers.Implements a range of specialist psychological therapies for individual clients, carers, families and groups, adjusting and refining psychological formulations as required.Evaluates therapy options and makes decisions about treatment.

Additional contact details: Austin Barnett CLDT Team Manager

01423 790190

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


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



  • Having worked with mental health/learning disability clients
  • Multi-disciplinary team working


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



  • Evidence- based practice relevant to the role
  • Risk assessment and risk management



  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake care co-ordination/lead practitioner responsibilities
  • Communicate complex and highly sensitive information effectively, to a wide range of people
  • Identify, provide and promote appropriate interventions / means of support for carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and challenging behaviours

Other requirements


  • Ability to travel independently in accordance with Trust policies and service need.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Alaxander House

Ash Tree Road



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