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Specialist or Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist Progression 7/8a

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Psychologist to join our multi-disciplinary Community LD CAMHS team based in North End House.

The team works with children and young people with a learning disability up to the age of 18, alongside their families. 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, at an exciting time of transformation. 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 our partner agencies. 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 with additional needs and their 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

LD CAMHS North Durham team is a small, talented and compassionate team who 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

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 attached job descriptions as per documents section for both Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist or Applied psychologist depending on experiencefor further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration as a Practitioner Psychologist
  • Post-graduate training (doctoral level equivalent) in clinical / counselling / forensic psychology (or its equivalent prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Trained in clinical supervision (within agreed timescale)
  • Trained in care co-ordination (within agreed timescale)


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



  • Working with mental health/learning disability clients (depending on designated service area)
  • Multi-disciplinary team working


  • Experience of joint working with statutory, voluntary and private sector agencies
  • Experience of CBT, DBT, Psychodynamics, systematic therapy
  • Experience of research and audit

Knowledge and Skills


  • Doctoral level knowledge of evidence- based practice relevant to the role
  • Doctoral level knowledge of risk assessment and risk management
  • 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


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

Personal Attributes


  • Respects and has awareness of the advantages of joint working with other experienced professionals in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Able to work flexibly and co-operatively as part of a team
  • Able to use own initiative and make decisions independently
  • 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


North End House



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