We currently have opportunities for a Band 7 Applied Psychologist to join Tees, Esk and Wear Valley's NHS Foundation Trust. The post is permanent within the new Durham and Darlington CAMHS Neurodevelopmental Assessment Service.
Applicants must have experience and an interest in working with young people with autism and attentional difficulties. They should have a good working knowledge of the diagnostic assessment process for autism and ADHD. Applicants should have experience in conducting a range of standardised assessments, and it would be desirable if this included specialist neurodevelopmental assessments. They should be experienced in complex formulations and providing comprehensive feedback to families and other agencies involved in a young person's care. The post holder should have the skills and experience to provide supervision, contribute to service evaluation, and manage the demands of service development and change. The post holders will need to travel to venues across County Durham and Darlington.
Main duties of the job
The Neurodevelopmental Assessment Service provides assessment to children and young people where a question is raised around whether they may have a neurodevelopmental disorder (including but not limited to Autism/ADHD). We are seeking psychologists with a special interest and clinical experience in the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders. The post holders will contribute to the assessment and diagnostic decision making for school aged young people where there is a query about whether they may have autism and / or attentional difficulties. They will work within a multi-disciplinary team include Applied Psychologists, Consultant Psychiatrists, Nurses and Speech and Language Therapists.
These posts are full-time; however, part-time may be considered.
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.
There is a well-established and supportive Psychological Professions Network within the wider Durham and Darlington Children and Young People's Service supported by a highly motivated team of senior managers and clinical leads. Strong links exist between the service and local training courses in clinical psychology, counselling psychology and psychological therapy.
Applied Psychology and Psychological Therapy is highly valued within the Trust with good professional support. Psychological Professionals provide key leadership roles within the Trust and leadership skills and behaviours are integral to the recruitment process.
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 use of care pathways embedded within a functioning system of governance.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see the attached job description and person specification which outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the role.
Person Specification Qualification 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
- Trained in clinical supervision (within agreed timescale
- Familiar with psychometric testing
- Work effectively as part of an MDT.
- Undertake complex multi agency working
- Experience of working with children and young people
- Experience of working within Learning Disabililties
- Take on clinical responsibility as Care Coordinator/Lead Professional
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