Principal Applied Psychologist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Bishop Auckland
£56,164 to £65,262 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 8B
Contract Type
Part Time
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The Durham and Darlington Early Intervention for Psychosis Team is looking to appoint a Permanent Principal Applied Psychologist. This is an excellent opportunity to build experience in clinical supervision, professional supervision, collective leadership and service improvement.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will have significant experience of working psychologically with people who experience severe mental health problems and competencies in an evidence based psychological therapy for working with psychosis. They will contribute to the collective clinical leadership of the service. They will be responsible for the provision of specialist psychological assessment and formulation, and the delivery of evidence based psychological therapy and clinical supervision. The post holders will contribute to service development within the Durham and Darlington EIP service.

Applicants will be required to have post-graduate training (doctoral level equivalent) in clinical / counselling / forensic psychology (or its equivalent prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS and be registered in as a Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC. Significant experience and competencies in delivering and supervising evidence based psychological intervention for Psychosis is also essential.

Psychologists provide key leadership roles within the trust. To support this we have developed leadership profiles for each psychology band and 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

The Durham and Darlington EIP service base is split between Chester-le-Street and Bishop Auckland and geographically covers all of Durham and Darlington . The team employs psychological therapists, trainee therapists and a higher assistant psychologist. The post holder will work within a multidisciplinary setting and the team is keen to continue to develop their psychological thinking and working.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide clinical supervision as key part of the role. The post holder will take a lead on developing formulations with clients and their families. Further to this, this job will involve the organisation of psychological resources and support the development of psychologically informed care plans. The delivery of psychological therapy is also a component of the role. Collective leadership is established within the team and as part of this the post holder will have leadership responsibilities within the service but also as part of the wider Durham and Darlington EIP locality.

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 the full range of care settings.
  • Exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care as a care co-ordinator and leader of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Liaison and joint working with statutory, voluntary and private sector agencies
  • Teaching, training, clinical supervision and field supervisor for doctoral theses
  • Research and development
  • Active participation in quality and service improvement initiatives.

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