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Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist

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

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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The Access to Mental Wellbeing Team is based at Huntington House in York and provides assessment and brief intervention for the adult population across the York and Selby area. The service is a first contact with mental health services for working age adults and provides assessments for a wide range of mental health difficulties and severity. Following assessment, clinical recommendations are made in collaboration with service users and carers regarding appropriate next steps. Recommendations for mental health support may include onward referral to local Community Mental Health Teams, third sector organisations, or brief interventions within our own team.

There is an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist (part time - 30 hours) to join a service which values psychological input. The service is constantly growing and developing to meet the needs of service users and the demand for mental health care. There is scope for the successful applicant to be actively involved in the development of the team as a whole, as well as developing the role of psychology more specifically.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant would support the provision of psychologically informed interventions, as well as delivering direct therapy. Interventions offered by the team are provided within a brief intervention model for mild to moderate mental health issues, including emotional dysregulation, low mood, anxiety, and eating disorders. These interventions are provided both individually and in group formats. Our brief interventions are both CBT and DBT informed, and cognitive behavioural therapy is the primary therapy modality currently.

The team has a strong focus on Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) working, the successful applicant would have a key role within the MDT in promoting psychological understanding.

The training and development of clinical team members is a key priority within the team, and the successful applicant would have a key role in supervising clinicians in training. Over a number of years, the service has the service has developed strong links with the York St John Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and is a provider of placements for students. The team are keen to continue to offer training placements under supervision of the successful applicant. There is also a key role for supervision of clinicians within the wider team.

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

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 Academys 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.

Please see the job description and person specification attached which outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the post.

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

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Huntington House

Jockey Lane


YO32 9XW

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