Clinical Psychologist

York, North Yorkshire, England
YO30 4UR
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
15 Jan 2020
14 Feb 2020

Job Description

You will be required to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist. The Trust is committed to providing support and supervision for continuing professional development and we have an excellent track record for developing our psychology workforce.

The Access to Mental Wellbeing team are an essential element of our frontline community service. The team assesses all clients who are referred from their GP, IAPT or self-referred. The team offer comprehensive mental health assessment, delivers short term interventions when needed and ensures clients gain access to the services/treatment that best suits them. The team are the bridge between primary and secondary mental health services for adults in York and Selby.

A new pilot initiative for 2020 will be the introduction of 6 trainee doctorate counselling psychologists into the team to provide short term interventions and also introduce longer therapy envelopes. The post holder will be instrumental in this pilot initiative.

This is a new and exciting post with the opportunity to work with a well-regarded team to enhance psychological interventions and perspective.

Key roles will include;
  • Membership and active participation of the leadership team.
  • Training in psychological work, where identified.
  • Helping staff to develop formulations for patients.
  • Offering supervision and joint work with the team.
  • Offering short and longer term interventions.
  • Supervising trainee psychologists.
  • Participating in the evaluation of the pilot initiative with the Doctorate counselling trainees. Applicants need to be energetic, enthusiastic, flexible and resilient. You will need at least 3 years post qualification experience and expertise/experience in majority the above key roles.

We provide excellent opportunities for peer support/supervision, CPD, teaching/training, and research and audit in line with strategic developments. There are also strong links to the local Hull, Teesside and York Doctorate programmes as we are key providers of academic and clinical experience components both in terms of teaching and supervision.

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.

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 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 Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are off

Ref: YSA00520

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