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Highly Clinical Applied Psychologist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £54,619 a year Per Annum
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are keen to hear from applied psychologists with a passion for working with children and young people to join our CAMHS services in Teesside. With opportunities for full or part-time working, and flexibility to offer creative job planning, the successful candidate will work within our Neurodevelopmental Assessment Team, with the opportunity to undertake some work in our Getting More Help community CAMHS team if desired.

The post holder will work in a multi-disciplinary team to undertake specialist psychological assessment and formulation as part of the multi-agency diagnostic pathway for Autism. Contribution to service evaluation and development will also form part of the role. Candidates wishing to have some job planned time into the community CAMHS team will have the opportunity to offer specialist psychological assessment, formulation and intervention to young people and their families experiencing a wide range of difficulties. The post holder will receive regular supportive supervision and be supported to undertake further training / CPD.

The successful candidate will work closely with psychology colleagues based within the Neurodevelopmental Assessment Team but will also be linked into the wider psychology professions network across Durham Tees Valley CAMHS.

Main duties of the job

Experience of working with young people and families is important, as well as the ability to work effectively within the multi-disciplinary team and with our multi-agency partner organisations. Service development ideas and innovation in the role are encouraged and welcomed.

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.

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

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Although this post is advertised as an 8a post, we are willing to consider applications from Psychologists who do not yet meet the essential criteria for a Band 8a, but who would be interested in undertaking the post at a Band 7 initially, with a supportive plan for development and progression in due course.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Relevant Experience
  • Worked in CAMHS
Skills Essential
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
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
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • 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
  • Specialist Therapy

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