Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
21 May 2020
19 Jun 2020

Job Description

The North Yorkshire and York Perinatal Team has secured further funding to increase its workforce to meet the perinatal ambitions of the NHS Long Term Plan which includes an additional Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist to join the current post holder.

We are looking for a Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist (HSAP) to offer supervision and training to staff where needed and to offer assessments and interventions for mothers and babies. The successful candidate will also be part of the team's leadership cell to support the ongoing development and improvement activities being undertaken by the service.

While the team operates across North Yorkshire and York locality this post has been commissioned to cover North Yorkshire working from the clinical hubs of Harrogate, Northallerton and Scarborough/Ryedale areas to be closer to the communities served and alongside other team members.

The core skills needed are: substantial post-qualified experience, experience of working on attachment related issues with children and families, working therapeutically with mothers on their mental health problems as well as working dynamically with mothers and babies to promote secure bonding, knowledge of the Care-Index or previous training, experience of training staff on perinatal mental health issues, experience of multi-disciplinary and multiagency working and experience and knowledge of safeguarding.

The post holder will be line managed within the team and professionally accountable to the locality lead for psychological therapies.

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.

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 Teesside D Clin Psy Programme 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 on their website. We encourage you to look at these resources as they will play a part in the interview process.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

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

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