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Highly Specialist Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychologist

Employer
Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Redcar
Salary
£48,526 to £54,619 a year (pro rata) per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Profession
Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Service
Adult
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Would you like to join one of our exciting community teams at a time of transformational change? We have an exciting post available within our Redcar and Cleveland Adult Mental Health Service. We are currently at the forefront of community transformation and we are looking for a dynamic and creative psychologist to help shape, deliver and review our service. You will be a valued member of our leadership team and will develop excellent working relationships with our partners and stakeholders.

You will be responsible for the provision of specialist psychological assessment, formulation and psychological intervention through direct therapy and the supervision of psychological professionals and other clinical colleagues.

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

Participate fully with the multidisciplinary team and ensure that the service users is fully engaged in their care pathway. To support clinical team working, including both direct interventions and the delivery of staff training programmes. To support the clinical team and area of service in developing new initiatives and ways of working. To work with internal and external agencies to enhance treatment pathways for service users.

As a Psychologist, you will have experience and knowledge in carrying a service user's caseload, including assessing complex needs and designing and delivering specialist psychological treatments to support their care plans.

About us

The Trust is a strongly value based, person-centred organisation which has taken a strategic approach to continued service improvement, the modernisation of clinical roles and the introduction of care pathways embedded within a functioning system of governance.

You'll be a part of an environment where there is a strong emphasis on teamwork and CPD, with continuous access to a range of training opportunities to move your career forward.

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.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

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
  • Trained in care co-ordination
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
Experience Essential
  • Working as a qualified applied psychologist within the designated service including a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and a range of clinical severity across a range of care settings.
  • 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
  • Research and development
  • Quality and service improvement and evaluation.
Knowledge Essential
  • Evidence- based practice relevant to the role
  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • Clinical governance
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
  • Audit and research methodology
  • Social Inclusion agenda


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