Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist

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

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Full Time
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Getting it right for vulnerable children and families: A 'Partners in Practice' innovation in Middlesbrough. Delivering a revolution in Children's Social Care.

'No Wrong Door' is a nationally recognised innovative programme working with complex adolescents at risk of becoming looked after and also where poor outcomes are likely. We are seeking to recruit an experienced Psychologist who is passionate about delivering embedded services for young people and young adults who have significant needs.

Although this post is advertised as an 8a post, we are willing to consider applications from Psychologists who do not yet meet the essential criteria for a Band 8a, but who would be interested in undertaking the post at a Band 7 with a supportive plan in place to aid development.

Main duties of the job

We require an Applied Psychologist (locally known as a 'Life Coach' within the model) to work within the residential hub based in Middlesbrough for a 12 month post covering maternity leave. The individual would be required to bring tenacity and excellent multi-agency working skills to join an existing specialist multi-agency service including Speech and Language Therapists, Police and Residential workers. They will work directly with young people who present with complex needs and risks, and provide consultation and support to residential workers and other Futures for Families staff to enable a psychologically informed approach and promote trauma informed care.

About us

The post holder will receive regular supportive supervision and have opportunity to link in with the wider psychology team within Teesside CAMHS. There is a strong psychology network across TEWV, as well as within the CAMHS directorate, and there are good links with our local DClinPsy & DCounsPsy courses, providing trainee placements and teaching.

Job description Job responsibilities

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

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.

Additional contact information

Rob Hamer, Service Manager, Future For Families 01642 729999 Rob_Hamer@middlesbrough.gov.uk

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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