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Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist/Psychological Therapist CBT

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
24 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
The Access to Mental Wellbeing Team is based at Huntington House in York and provides assessment and brief intervention for the adult population across the York and Selby area. The service is a first contact with mental health services for working age adults and provides assessments for a wide range of mental health difficulties and severity. Following assessment, clinical recommendations are made in collaboration with service users and carers regarding appropriate next steps. Recommendations for mental health support may include onward referral to local Community Mental Health Teams, third sector organisations, or brief interventions within our own team.

There is an exciting opportunity for a Applied Psychologist or Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (part time - 30 hours) to join a service which values psychological input. The service is constantly growing and developing to meet the needs of service users and the demand for mental health care. There is scope for the successful applicant to be actively involved in the development of the team as a whole, as well as developing the role of psychology more specifically.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant would support the provision of psychologically informed interventions, as well as delivering direct therapy. Interventions offered by the team are provided within a brief intervention model for mild to moderate mental health issues, including emotional dysregulation, low mood, anxiety, and eating disorders. These interventions are provided both individually and in group formats. Our brief interventions are both CBT and DBT informed, and cognitive behavioural therapy is the primary therapy modality currently.

The team has a strong focus on multi-disciplinary team (MDT) working, the successful applicant would have a key role within the MDT in promoting psychological understanding.

The training and development of clinical team members is a key priority within the team, and the successful applicant would have a key role in supervising clinicians in training. Over a number of years, the service has the service has developed strong links with the York St John Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and is a provider of placements for students. The team are keen to continue to offer training placements under supervision of the successful applicant. There is also a key role for supervision of clinicians within the wider team.

We welcome applications from HCPC registered Applied Psychologists and BABCP accredited CBT therapists with core mental health training and registration.

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

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.

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

Additional contact details: Dr Stephanie Common, Psychological Professions Lead York and Selby

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPIST: A qualification that leads to registration with a professional regulatory body (HCPC, GMC, NMC or Social Work England) AND current registration with this professional regulatory body.
  • AND A qualification that provides eligibility to apply for accreditation in one of the four Governed Psychological Therapies
  • Trained and experienced in generic clinical supervision and care co- ordination.
  • Evidence of continuing relevant CPD. Including clinical practice and leadership within the NHS.
  • PSYCHOLOGIST: 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
Experience Essential
  • Experience working with mental health/learning disability clients
Skills Essential
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake care co-ordination/lead practitioner responsibilities
Knowledge Essential
  • Evidence- based practice relevant to the role

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