Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Band 8A
Full Time
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The West Integrated Community Mental Health Team is based at Colburn Medical Practice and offers assessment and therapy/intervention to an adult population presenting with mild to moderate and moderate to severe mental health issues.

We cover a large rural area and we endeavour to offer therapy/intervention in a clinic base close to the patients home. Therefore access to a vehicle and ability to work alone across varying locations is a necessity.

In the event that permanent funding is secured for this post the successful applicant will be confirmed in post on a permanent basis.

Applicants must ensure that prior to applying they have agreement from their current line manager that they can be released on a secondment basis.

Main duties of the job

Due to the current post holder commencing maternity leave an exciting opportunity has arisen for a for a Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist to join the West Integrated Community Mental Health Team based at Colburn Medical Practice.

The Clinical Psychologists in the team are key leadership team members and as such work following the multi disciplinary team approach adopted by the whole team.

As a key member there would be an expectation for the 8a psychologist to lead and support other clinicals in the team whilst also providing specialist assessment and therapy for an identified patient group.

Additional contact details Dr Jennifer Clegg or Cayla Burnside on 01748907030

About us

We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, NorthYorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
Our alues
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
  • Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
  • Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
  • Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious

Job description Job responsibilities

Job SummaryAccountable for own professional practice in the delivery of highly specialist psychological care to clients with highly complex mental health conditions or learning disabilities which may include challenging behaviours.To be compassionate in meeting the needs of clients, their carers and families.To provide clinical supervision and training to less experienced colleagues within the designated psychology service and to other members of the multidisciplinary team.To undertake formal research as an integral part of the job and act as field supervisor to doctorate trainees.To be proactive in continual service improvement within own area.To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental ill health or learning disabilities.Please refer to the job description for details regarding Main Duties and Responsibilities

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered psychologist with HCPC
Experience Essential
  • Experience working with mental health/learning disability clients
Skills Essential
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake care co-ordination/lead practitioner responsibilities
Knowledge Essential
  • Evidence- based practice relevant to the role

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