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Applied Psychologist / Specialist Psychological Therapist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Applied Psychologist / Specialist Psychological Therapist to join our Adult Integrated Community Mental Health Team based in Whitby. The successful candidate will join a supportive and collaborative multi-disciplinary team, leading on and delivering psychological assessments, formulations and therapies within a community team that covers the Whitby geography.

We welcome applications from existing Band 7 Applied Psychologists as well as newly qualified Applied Psychologists due to qualify from DClinPsy courses (or equivalent) within the next 6 months. Or Trainee Specialist Psychological Therapists looking for career advancement and will meet the essential criteria for the role within the next 6 months.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide highly specialist psychological assessments, formulation and therapies with individuals, families and teams as part of an MDT approach. Direct clinical work, providing consultation, training and 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 community team. This is a role where innovation and engagement in research and development activity is actively encouraged.

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

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
  • professional regulatory body (HCPC, GMC, NMC or Social Work England) AND current registration with this professional regulatory body. (If a different regulatory body please seek advice from Head of Psychological Professions)
  • A qualification that provides eligibility to apply for accreditation in one of the four Governed Psychological Therapies outlined in the table below*
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
Experience Essential
  • Working with people with severe and enduring mental health problems
  • Experience of psychological therapy provision in complex cases
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
Skills Essential
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake care co-ordination/lead practitioner responsibilities
  • Communicate complex and highly sensitive information effectively, to a wide range of people
  • Skills in using multimedia materials in presentations

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