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Applied Psychologist

Employer
Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Selby
Salary
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Profession
Psychologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Applied (e.g. Clinical) Psychologist to join our Selby CAMHS team . The successful candidate will join a supportive and collaborative multi-disciplinary team, leading on and delivering psychological assessments, formulations and therapies within the Selby area.

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

Clinical work will include working with young people and their families, with a range of emotional and mental health presentations, under a THRIVE framework. Clinical work will also include working into the Neurodevelopmental Pathway, therefore experience of working into Children's Mental Health services, and working with individuals with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) would be beneficial, however we are also happy to train a successful candidate in these approaches/assessments once they join the team, including diagnostic assessments, post graduate training in Governed Psychological Therapies and formal clinical supervision training. Training and development is valued and encouraged within our service.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide 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.

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 CAMHS team. This is a role where innovation and engagement in research and development activity is actively encouraged.

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.

About us

The post is based within Worsley Court, Selby, which has free car parking facilities.

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.

The applied psychologist role is key to the provision of high-quality care for patients, carers and families within our services and the post holder will be a valued member of the team with a recognised leadership role.

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. We provide a range of services to 1.6m people in addition to providing specialist services to other parts of Northern England. Locally, we have close links with psychological professionals working across Mental Health Services in the North Yorkshire, York and Selby 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

Please find the attached job description and person specification which outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the role.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specifications for further detailed information to 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
  • Trained in clinical supervision and the supervision of doctoral trainees (within agreed timescale)
  • Trained in care co-ordination (within agreed timescale)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
Desirable
  • 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.
Desirable
  • 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
Desirable
  • Experience of joint working with statutory, voluntary and private sector agencies


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