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Highly Specialist Psychologist/Psychologist

Employer
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Scarborough
Salary
£43,742 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Psychologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This post offers an exciting opportunity for a dynamic senior psychologist within the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Community Learning Disability Team, part of the wider North Yorkshire, York & Selby Learning Disability Service.The service consists of a supportive multidisciplinary team based at Eastfield Clinic, Scarborough, which offers specialist health services to adult service users who live with a learning disability, their families, and carers, and works closely with statutory agencies/ care providers.

Applicants should ideally 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 health care and evidence-based practice. You will be working alongside a supportive team and opportunities to develop special interests and co-work will be encouraged. In addition, the service is keen to develop close links with all other psychology specialisms across the trust.

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, motivated, and demonstrate a commitment to delivering excellent health care and evidence-based practice. You will be working alongside a supportive team and opportunities to develop special interests and co-work will be encouraged. In addition, the service is keen to develop close links with all other psychology specialisms across the trust.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Clinical or Counselling Psychologist. The vacancy is open to an existing Band 8A psychologist or an experienced Band 7 psychologist wishing to progress in their career. The post offers many exciting developmental and creative opportunities. The post holder will have a key role in providing psychological assessments, formulations, and interventions to service users, their families, carers, and staff teams. This may be through direct therapeutic support using various adapted psychological approaches or indirect work with a service user's support system using psychologically informed thinking. An additional element to this role is offering neuropsychological assessments to service users, alongside reflective practice, consultation, and supervision. An interest in working with Trauma Informed Care approaches would be welcomed.

In addition, the post holder will have a valued role in the team's collective leadership group, alongside opportunities for research and service development. Our service has strong links with the Doctoral Clinical and Counselling Psychology Programmes at Teesside, Hull, and York St Johns Universities. The post holder will be involved in offering trainee placements and University teaching. There are excellent opportunities for peer support/ supervision, CPD, training, research, and audit within the wider trust and psychological professions network.

About us

We are happy to discuss flexible working. Opportunities to work from home where appropriate, are very much supported if wanted by the post holder. We are also very keen to support practitioners obtain further professional training (e.g., EMDR Flash EMDR CAT PBS Systemic Family Therapy, etc).

Whilst the base is at Eastfield Clinic, the successful applicant will also work in Whitby, Malton, Pickering and surrounding area of stunning coast and countryside.

Our Team is very focused on staff wellbeing and encourages staff to access wellbeing opportunities within the trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job descriptions for further information of what the role entails. This document also contains information regarding the person specification.

Additional contact details: Lisa Armstrong,Team Manager

01723 580940

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • 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
  • Post doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • Trained in clinical supervision and the supervision of doctoral trainees
  • Trained in care co-ordination
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


Desirable

  • Registration with BPS
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


Experience

Essential

  • Trained or 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.
  • Has exercised clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care within the context of a multidisciplinary team.


Desirable

  • Experience of joint working with statutory, voluntary and private sector agencies (2)


Knowledge/skills

Essential

  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • 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


Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Eastfiled Clinic

Westway, Eastfield

Scarborough

YO11 3EG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

346-NYA-111-24

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