Applied Psychologist

York, North Yorkshire, England
£ 37570 - 43772 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
10 Sep 2019
10 Oct 2019

Job Description

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.
We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal's Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

This post offers exciting opportunities within a large Learning Disability Specialty. The York and Selby Adult Community Learning Disability Team is part of the North Yorkshire and York Locality. The learning disability service consists of a large multidisciplinary community team in York based at systems House, Clifton Moor. The team consists of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Community Nurses (including non-medical prescriber), Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Health Care Assistants and Administrative staff. The team is co-located with City of York council colleagues and there is a smaller community team based in New Selby War Memorial Hospital.
The psychology team consists of 1 x band 4, 1 x band 7 (advertised post), 2 x band 8a and 1 x band c. We regularly provide trainee clinical psychologist placements.
The multi-disciplinary health team offers specialist health services to adults with a learning disability their families and carers. The teams also work closely with statutory agencies and others who provide services to people with a learning disability.
There is an eight bedded Assessment and Treatment unit in Acomb which is lead by a multi-disciplinary team. Inpatient and outpatient teams provide a range of services which include support for physical and mental health issues; communication issues; emotional and psychological issues, and problems with general well-being.
The post holder will hold a key role in providing psychologist input into the service. We are seeking to appoint a newly qualified or experienced Applied Clinical Psychologist. Applicants should be committed to working within Adult Learning Disabilities services, be able to demonstrate continued professional development and show strong patient-centered values.
The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, motivated, and demonstrate a commitment to delivering excellent mental health care and evidence based interventions.
The post holder will provide psychological assessments as well as a therapeutic, consultative and advisory service in relation to adults with learning disabilities, their families and carers, according to identified clinical need. Providing consultation and where necessary clinical supervision to other team members in regard to patients is an important element of the role in addition to direct clinical work.
Psychologists 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 LD Psychology specialty within North Yorkshire and York and across TEWV meets regularly and there are wide ranging therapeutic interests within the specialty. Opportunities to develop special interests and co-work will be encouraged, as will opportunities to undertake service development activities.
Supervision, CPD and Research interests are valued highly within the specialty and good links exist between the specialty and the Universities of York, Hull and Teesside.

The post is advertised as full time. The successful applicant will need to be capable of independent travel.
If you are interested in this position we would encourage reading the job description, person specification and leadership model profile cards. Informal enquiries or visits to meet our team are very much welcomed
For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Silke Newman, Consultant Ap

Ref: NYC3619

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