Higher Assistant Psychologist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Newton Aycliffe
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have a new opportunity for a Higher assistant psychologist to join the South Durham CAMHS team, to contribute to the development of the delivery processes in relation to CQUIN.

This role is an exciting opportunity to both take on a role within the CQUIN project but also to deliver some direct clinical work within a community child and adolescent mental health 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.

Main duties of the job

This role will involve supporting the psychology team in the development and delivery of the CQUIN project in regards to paired routine outcome measures.

Within this post you will be able to work with the psychology team to deliver direct intervention with children and young people.

The service is currently in the process of working on the development of therapeutic groups which will enable the successful applicant to work both therapeutically and to contribute to the evaluation of the groups.

About us

We have a robust clinical and management supervision structure and support and promote continued professional training and development as well as speciality CPD opportunities.

There are clinical specialist meetings to discuss and engage in ongoing development and CPD.

TEWV provides specialist care across Teesside, Darlington, County Durham, North Yorkshire and the Vale of York. Some of the benefits for staff working in the Trust include:
  • Travel:Free parking, car sharing scheme (via Lift Share), Business Car Lease Scheme, Non-Business Use Car Lease Scheme and Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Staff Wellbeing:Access to Trust gyms, rapid access to an independent counselling service, rapid access to physiotherapy, Occupational Health Services, free flu vaccinations at/near your place of work, dedicated Employee Support Service, Mindfulness Training, access to the Employee Psychology Service and Staff Retreats.
  • Rewarding Employment Practices:Career development, Quality Improvement Systems (QIS), ability to purchase additional annual leave, career breaks, flexible working, Investors in People, pre-retirement provision, retirement gift, access to canteens and coffee shops, access to the Chaplaincy Service, staff surveys/experience, staff awards, long service recognition award and gift, Christmas savings club, staff lottery and access to Health Service Discounts.

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.

If you think this post is for you then please contact our Psychology Colleagues or Team Manager

Dr Markku Wood 01325 529520

Mark Porter 01325 529520

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in psychology.
  • Eligible for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society
  • Numeracy, Literacy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • 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
  • Previous involvement in clinical audit, research or service evaluation.
  • Experience of using psychometric assessments.
Skills Essential
  • Ability to relate therapeutically to the needs of clients and in a way that addresses psychological resistance.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with members of the MDT to provide an effective service.
  • Utilise psychometric tests competently
  • Experience of delivering groups
Knowledge Essential
  • An understanding of the needs and difficulties of people with mental ill health or learning disabilities.
  • An understanding of the application of psychology to health care.
  • Understanding of confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of the British Psychological Society Code of Conduct.

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