Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist

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

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
We have a part time vacancy for an experienced Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to work within the York and Selby South Community Mental Health Team. The team is based at Worsley Court in Selby, and covers a broad geographical area.

The successful applicant will be asked to deliver specialist psychological interventions to people with complex mental health difficulties. They will be asked to provide clinical supervision to colleagues including Assistant and Trainee Psychologists, as well as other members of the clinical team. They will be a senior member of the team and be asked to contribute to the leadership of the team and the development of the service.

Main duties of the job

As part of the role, the post holder will offer supervision, advice, consultation and training to other members of the team.

Psychology is well integrated and valued in the service: clinicians make excellent use of team supervision and psychological formulation sessions. Training and service developmental opportunities would be available for the post holder in order to further develop specialist skills and interests, and research opportunities would be encouraged. There are opportunities for innovation and leadership as we look to continually improve our services

The successful candidate will be accountable for their own professional practice in the delivery of highly specialist psychological care to people with complex mental health conditions which may include challenging behaviours. They will also work with families or carers, as appropriate, as part of a wider MDT.

Clinical and managerial supervision is provided by the trust. In addtion the successful candidate would have access to other networking and development opportunities within the wider organiscation.

About us

The York and Selby South CMHT is part of the Tees Esk and Wear Valley (TEWV NHS Trust

TEWV is 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.

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.

Additional contact information - Emma Waters (Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist) 01757 211563

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
  • Post doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • Trained in care co-ordination
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • 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.
  • Teaching, training and clinical supervision and field supervisor for doctoral theses.
  • Exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care as a care coordinator within the context of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Quality and service improvement and evaluation.
Skills Essential
  • Communicate highly complex and highly sensitive information effectively, to a wide range of people
  • Provide effective teaching, training and clinical supervision for the multidisciplinary team.
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake care co-ordination/lead practitioner responsibilities
  • Utilise psychometric tests competently
  • Undertake complex multiagency working and liaise with multiple systems
  • Identify, provide and promote appropriate interventions / means of support for carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and challenging behaviours.

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