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Principal Applied Psychologist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£56,164 to £65,262 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent full time Applied Psychologist to join the Scarborough, Whitby & Ryedale Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) team. However, we would also consider this post as part time/job share.

The successful candidate will work as part of an expanding, friendly and supportive CAMHS multi-disciplinary team in the Scarborough area, providing a range of specialist assessments, formulations and interventions to children, young people and their families.

Main duties of the job

Clinical work will include working with young people and their families, with a range of emotional and mental health presentations.

This role will also include a variety of leadership and organisational roles including supporting the development and improvement processes that are currently taking place within the service. This will include leading on various service development and strategic opportunities in the service, locality or trust. This role will include supporting the team in developing their psychological skills, knowledge and attitudes through providing leadership, consultation, formulations, and delivering supervision.

The post holder will need to develop key working relationships with colleagues within the team, with CAMHS services across the trust, and with other local external agencies.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description Job responsibilities

Candidates should be able to demonstrate excellent interdisciplinary working skills. Teamwork is an important element of the job and you will need to demonstrate working effectively in a team and be trained in offering supervision to other professionals. Applicants need to be motivated, enthusiastic, and flexible.

Psychologists 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. You can find more information about the NHS Leadership Academys 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.


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
  • Must have substantial experience of 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.
  • Experience working with children and young people in a clinical environment.
Knowledge Essential
  • Doctoral level knowledge of Evidence- based practice relevant to the role
  • Knowledge of Risk assessment and risk management
  • Has knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health and its implications for clinical practice.
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance, Audit and research methodology
  • Knowledge of common clinical presentations experienced in CAMHS, including Neurodiverse challenges such as ASC and ADHD, and have appropriate experience in the assessment and treatment of these conditions.
Skills Essential
  • Must be able to: o Communicate highly complex, highly sensitive and contentious information effectively, to a wide range of people o Adapt creatively the evidence base for interventions in mental health for clients with communication difficulties / learning disabilities.
  • Undertake complex multiagency working and liaise with multiple systems

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