Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Newton Aycliffe
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Jan 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist to work into our friendly and dynamic Durham and Darlington Specialist CAMHS Eating Disorder Team.

The post holder will work in a multi-disciplinary team to undertake specialist psychological assessment, formulation and treatment with Young People Presenting with an eating disorder. Contribution to service evaluation and development will also form part of the role.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder is responsible for providing a qualified specialist psychological therapy service to children and young people presenting with an eating disorder, providing both specialist model-specific expertise and broader psychological assessment and therapy, in addition to clinical supervision, advice and consultation to colleagues and the wider multi-disciplinary team as well as liaising with a number of partner agencies.

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.

The successful candidate will work directly with young people who present with an eating disorder and complex needs. They will contribute to the multi-disciplinary team of assessment, treatment and intervention of an eating disorder as per the NICE guidance and evidence-based practice as well as providing consultation and supervision to the team.

The post holder will receive regular supportive supervision, have opportunities to access CPD and will be able to link in with the wider Psychological Professions team across Durham Tees Valley CAMHS.

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

Any applicants must be registered with a professional regulatory body registration HCPC.

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

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
  • Registration with BPS
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
Experience Essential
  • Working as a qualified applied psychologist / trainee 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.
  • 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
  • Experience of working in Children and Young People's Mental Health Services
Skills Essential
  • Work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Provide leadership and consultation
  • 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
  • Knowledge of eating disorders

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