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Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist

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

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Full Time
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We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Applied Psychologist to provide a psychology service within the ASD IPBS (Autism Spectrum Disorder Intensive Positive Behaviour Support) across Durham Tees Valley (DTV). This is a brand new post created as part of a pilot project. The ASD IPBS team is based alongside some of our other specialist CAMHS services at the Acklam Road Hospital site in Middlesbrough, but works across the Tees, Durham and Darlington area. The multi-disciplinary team works with young people up to age 18, who have a confirmed diagnosis of ASD and their families to deliver Intensive Positive Behaviour Support to prevent hospital admission or placement breakdown due to high levels of behaviour that challenges. It will be to work with a very small caseload of children to allow an intensive assessment and intervention approach to be used.

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

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

Main duties of the job

The post holder will offer supervision, advice, consultation and training to other members of IPBS team, as well as supporting the multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working of the team. Service development ideas and innovation in the role are encouraged and welcomed, and the service embeds an ethos of valuing strong clinical leadership. The successful candidate will be under the support and guidance of a Consultant Psychologist within the DTV CAMHS specialist services cluster.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. We are keen to support the ongoing development of Psychologists through training and CPD opportunities. The post holder will receive regular supportive supervision and work closely with psychology colleagues based both within the CAMHS specialist services cluster, but also across the wider psychology network in Durham Tees Valley CAMHS. The service provides training placements & teaching for the local DClinPsy & DCounsPsy courses.

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, North Yorkshire, 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.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job descriptions for further detailed information regarding the role and main responsibilities.

Additional contact information

Dr Gemma Brown, Consultant Psychologist, specialist CAMHS Tees

Telephone No. 0800 0516 171, option 3 option 1


Kaylee Anderson, clinical nurse specialist IPBS,


Telephone number: 0800 0516 171, option 3, option 1

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
  • Registration with the BPS
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working as a qualified applied psychologist
  • Quality and service improvement and evaluation.
  • 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.
  • Experience of joint working with statutory, voluntary and private sector agencies
Knowledge Essential
  • Doctoral level knowledge of Evidence-based practice relevant to the post
  • Doctoral level knowledge of Risk assessment and risk management
  • Doctoral level knowledge of Clinical governance
  • Doctoral level knowledge of Audit and research methodology

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