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Higher Assistant Psychologist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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The CAMHS Durham and Darlington Neurodevelopmental Assessment Service are looking to recruit a Higher Assistant Psychologist at band 5. The post holder will be part of a multidisciplinary team for children and young people referred for assessment for autism and / or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

This is a very exciting time to join the team as we are expanding and there will be opportunities to take part in service evaluation and influence service change.

Main duties of the job

The responsibilities involve contributing to specialist assessments under supervision of qualified psychologists. This will include psychometric assessments, observations and information gathering from home and school. The post holder will also contribute to audit and service evaluation. The post holder should have previous experience working as an assistant psychologist.

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.

About us

TEWV CAMHS services in County Durham have had both national and local recognition for their quality improvement work. This includes Nursing Times awards for Patient's Safety, Positive Practice Awards for Innovative Service Development along with gaining four making a difference awards. Key to our service transformation is engagement with young people; we have participation groups established and we are accredited with Investors in Children. We also work closely with parents and carers, co-facilitating a local parent group with a local community interest group; we are also accredited with County Durham Young Carers.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop skills in audit, research and the development and delivery of training. You will gain vital experience of multi disciplinary working.

As a service we provide extensive training and learning opportunities which can help in progressing with a career in psychology. We also provide extensive supervision to support your learning and development.

For further details or discussion please contact . We would also welcome any applicants to come and visit our team.

Additional contact details

Rachael Allen Team Manager

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in psychology
  • Further post graduate training in relevant areas of professional psychology, mental health practice, youth work, work with offenders and/or research design and analysis
Experience Essential
  • Experience working as a psychology assistant (or equivalent).
  • Experience working with people with mental ill health or learning disabilities (paid or voluntary).
Knowledge Essential
  • An understanding of the needs and difficulties of people with mental ill health or learning disabilities
Skills Essential
  • Ability to work collaboratively with members of the MDT to provide an effective service.

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