Applicants will be required to have either RMN or equivalent mental health core qualification at degree level post 1993 AND post graduate training to a BABCP accreditable level in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy OR post-graduate training (doctoral level equivalent) in clinical / counselling / forensic psychology (or its equivalent prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS. Experience in working therapeutically with Young people would be desirable as would further training/competencies in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Main duties of the job
CYPS service is looking for an experienced and skilled Applied Psychologist or Psychological therapist to make a significant contribution to the delivery and development of psychological services within the Durham and Darlington. The post holder will deliver evidence based psychological interventions. They will also have a role in supervision and development of psychological skills within the team.
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. We encourage you to look at these resources as they will play a part in the interview process.
The Trust is committed to providing support and supervision for continuing professional development and we have an excellent track record for developing our workforce. We provide excellent opportunities for peer support/supervision, CPD, teaching/training, and research and audit in line with strategic developments. There are also strong links to local Higher Education Institutions as we are key providers of academic and clinical experience components both in terms of teaching and supervision.
Job description Job responsibilities
Accountable for own professional practice in the delivery of specialist psychological care to clients with 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 advice, guidance and clinical supervision 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.To be pro-active in continual service improvement within own area.To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental ill health or learning disabilities.To promote at all times a positive image of the service and the wider Trust.
Additional contact details
Dr Sarah Hill
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
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.
- RMN or equivalent mental health core qualification at degree level post 1993 & post graduate training to an accredited level in one of the Trust's Governed Psychological Therapies sufficient to meet the Trust's training standards for that therapy.
- Working with people with severe and enduring mental health problems
- Post-graduate qualification showing evidence of supervised practice in an evidence-based psychological therapeutic model
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