Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist

Durham, Durham, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
14 Jan 2020
13 Feb 2020

Job Description

This post offers a new opportunity within a large Learning Disability Specialty. The County Durham and Darlington Adult Community Learning Disability Service consists of four multidisciplinary community teams plus a Specialist Health Team (based in Spennymoor but covering the entire locality) and an Assessment and Treatment Unit based at Lanchester Road Hospital in Durham. The teams consist of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Community Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Health Care Assistants and Administrative staff. The community teams in County Durham are also integrated with Co Durham Social Care and our staff work alongside social care colleagues to provide a joined up and holistic service.

This is a newly developed post and the post holder will hold a key role in providing senior psychology input into both the Specialist Health Team and the Assessment and Treatment Unit. This is a unique opportunity to be at the centre of the development of the role of psychology within the service and we are therefore seeking to appoint an experienced, Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist. Applicants should have experience in working within Adult Learning Disabilities services, be able to demonstrate continued professional development and show strong patient-centred 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 County Durham and Darlington 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 Newcastle and Teesside.

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.

If your application is successful, the information you give on your application form will be used to create and be retained on your electronic staff record and to provide access to core Trust systems.

Please note that if the post you are applying for requires a DBS check, you will be required to also subscribe to the DBS Update Service, if successful, and thereafter renew your subscription each year. The Trust will reimburse the subscription fee.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS J

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