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Specialist or Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a permanent full time Band 7 Applied Psychologist or Band 8a Highly Specialist Psychologist to work alongside an existing Consultant Clinical Psychologist.

This post offers an exciting opportunity within the Northallerton Area. The Northallerton CAMHS team is a multi-disciplinary health team based at North Moor House in Northallerton and offers specialist health services to Children and young people with Mental health needs who live within the locality, the team also supports service users families, and carers and works closely with statutory agencies and others who provide services to people with Mental health difficulties.

Applicants should ideally have experience in working within Mental health Services and show strong patient-centred values. The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, motivated, and demonstrate a commitment to delivering excellent mental health care and evidence-based interventions.

The post holder will have a key role in providing both psychological assessments and psychological therapy, as well as consultative and advisory services in relation to children and young people with Mental health needs , their families and carers, according to identified clinical need.

Main duties of the job

In addition to direct clinical work, providing consultation and where necessary clinical supervision to other team members regarding patients is an important element of the role.

The post holder will provide highly specialist psychological assessments, formulation and therapies with individuals, families and teams as part of an MDT approach. Alongside direct clinical work, providing consultation, training and where required clinical supervision to other team members as well as trainee and assistant psychologists are all integral part of the role. The service encourages flexible and integrated working and there is a strong commitment to the Triangle of Care approach, including proactive support for families and carers.

As a senior member of the team, the post holder will be expected to demonstrate good leadership skills in supporting MDT colleagues to work psychologically and use person-centred principles across their work. This includes supervision, advice, consultation and training. The post holder will work within a compassionate, collective leadership approach and will be a key member of the leadership team within the team . This is a role where innovation and engagement in research and development activity is actively encouraged.

Additional contact details : Cathy Byard Consultant Psychologist 01609 718110

About us

The successful candidate will benefit from being part of a larger group of Psychologists across other TEWV Trust services

We encourage opportunities to undertake service development activities.

we have strong links to the local Doctoral Programmes in Clinical Psychology at Teesside and Hull Universities and the Doctoral Programme in Counselling Psychology at York St John University. There are excellent opportunities for peer support/ supervision, CPD, teaching/ training, research, and audit.

We are also very keen to support practitioners obtain further professional training if required, dependent on service need, this might include training such as EMDR; Flash EMDR; CAT; PBS; Systemic Family Therapy, etcetera.

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with a workforce of over 5,700 staff operating from over one hundred sites in Durham, Teesside and across York and North Yorkshire. Locally, we have close links with psychological professionals working across Mental Health Services across the Care Group, as well as across other areas and specialties. We have strong links with local training courses and there are excellent opportunities for peer support/supervision, CPD, teaching/ training, research and audit, in line with strategic developments across the Trust. Due to the nature of the work applicants must be able to transport themselves independently between sites and to visits.

Job description Job responsibilities

The Northallerton team is based in North Yorkshire and currently this is an exciting time to join the team, as there are planned innovations in the wider system and you will have the opportunity to participate and contribute to the changes within the iThrive framework.

Please find the attached job description and person specifications which outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the role andto ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

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 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 - Band 8a
  • Trained in clinical supervision and the supervision of doctoral trainees
  • Trained in care co-ordination
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Registration with BPS
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 or if applying at Band 7 experience of working within mental health
  • Exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care as a care coordinator within the context of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience of joint working with statutory, voluntary and private sector agencies
Knowledg / Skills Essential
  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
  • Communicate highly complex and highly sensitive information effectively, to a wide range of people
  • Experience of joint working with statutory, voluntary and private sector agencies

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