Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist - PIPA

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
14 Apr 2023

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Band 8A
Full Time
Based for part of the week at White Rose House in Northallerton alongside an Advanced Practitioner the post holder will cover the Northallerton and Richmond area. The PIPA service has close links to CAMHS and the post holder would join a large and supportive network of over 60 Psychologists and Psychological Professionals working in CAMHS across North Yorkshire and York.

Applicants must ensure that prior to applying they have agreement from their current line manager that they can be released on a secondment basis.

In the event that permanent funding is secured for this post the successful applicant will be confirmed in post on a permanent basis.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking to appoint a suitably experienced and skilled Applied Psychologist to join our Psychologically Informed Partnership Approach (PIPA) service based in Northallerton for a 12 month maternity cover.

PIPA is a large, well established multi-disciplinary team who provide a psychological and trauma informed service to vulnerable and care experienced children and young people up to the age of 21, their families and carers and the staff who work with them. The service consists of Psychologists and Advanced Practitioners. Clinicians provide training and consultation to health and social care staff and also work directly with young people, families and carers, individually and in groups. PIPA clinicians cover a large geography and work both face to face and remotely, using remote technologies to deliver clinical, consultative and training aspects as appropriate.

PIPA brings psychologically-informed ideas and ways of working to children's social care, where clinicians are highly valued in their embedded roles within safeguarding, looked after, children's residential, fostering and leaving care teams. The team provided training to over 250 staff in the last year and has access to a range of formal and informal supervision and learning opportunities in relevant areas such as trauma-informed and systemic practice.

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.

Additional contact details:Keri Brearey Service ManagerTel: 07887556625

Jen Gosling PIPA Team Manager - jen.gosling@northyorks.gov.uk

Job description Job responsibilities

Accountable for own professional practice in the delivery of highly specialist psychological care to clients with highly complex mental health conditions or learning disabilities which may include challenging behaviours.To be compassionate in meeting the needs of clients, their carers and families.To provide clinical supervision and training to less experienced colleagues within the designated psychology service and to other members of the multidisciplinary team.To undertake formal research as an integral part of the job and act as field supervisor to doctorate trainees.To be proactive in continual service improvement within own area.To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental ill health or learning disabilities.

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
  • HCPC registration as a Practitioner Psychologist
  • Post-graduate training (doctoral level equivalent) in clinical / counselling / forensic psychology (or its equivalent prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS.
  • 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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