Applied Psychologist

Redcar, North Yorkshire, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
6 Nov 2019
6 Dec 2019

Job Description

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Band 8a Applied Psychologist to provide a psychology service within the Redcar CAMHS Team. The post will involve working in the community within our supportive and collaborative multi-disciplinary team to provide highly specialist psychological assessment, formulation and interventions to young people and their families experiencing a wide range of difficulties. Redcar CAMHS recently won a highly commended award in recognition of the positive team ethos and focus on staff well-being that underpins our service. We are proactive in working with patients and carers to develop and improve our service, and continue to develop new ways of working to support the young people that access our service. Most recently we have established a DBT service as part of the first wave of DBT being developed in community CAMHS within our Trust.

As part of the role, the post holder will offer supervision, advice, consultation and training to other members of the CAMHS team, and will play a key role in continuing to develop the multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working of the teams. The role will also involve working with young people within the Looked After system, and providing consultation and psychological input to their carers, social workers and the wider systems around the young person. The successful candidate will be under the support and guidance of the Consultant Psychologist within the Redcar CAMHS 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.

We welcome applications from Psychologists currently working in other directorates who would like to refocus in children's services during this exciting time of evolution within CAMHS. Candidates without prior experience working in a Looked After Children's setting would be given the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge within this specialism. The post holder will receive regular supportive supervision and work closely with psychology colleagues based both within the Redcar CAMHS team, but also across the wider psychology team in CYPS within Teesside. There is a strong psychology network across the trust and within CYPS, and we have good links with our local DClinPsy courses, providing trainee placements and teaching. TEWV NHS FT has been a core member of the NE CYP-IAPT learning collaborative and continue to embrace the changes required to continually improve services. We are closely linked in with new opportunities arising in children's mental health services such as the development of Children's Psychological Well-being Practitioner roles, and the new trailblazer initiatives.

If you would like to know more about working in this warm, welcoming and supportive team then please get in touch for informal discussion or visits.

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.

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to the Trust from second hand smoke and currently operates a no smoking policy which ensures all buildings and grounds are smoke free.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from individuals who have experience of mental ill health or learning disabilities. Our service users and carers tell us our staff should be consistently concerned with maintaining and improving care with pride, empathy and compassion.

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient suitable applications have been received. If interested please apply for this post as soon as possible.

In order for your application to be successfully processed we will require references from your current and previous employer(s) which must cover a minimum period of three years. Please ensure that the reference section of your application is completed appropriately giving the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current and previous line manager(s). If this section is not fully completed your application may not be processed.

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