Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist

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

Job Description

'No Wrong Door' (NWD) is a nationally recognised innovative programme working with complex adolescents at risk of becoming looked after and also where poor outcomes are likely. We are seeking to recruit an experienced Psychologist who is passionate about delivering embedded services for young people who have significant needs.

We require an 8a Psychologist to provide maternity cover, working within the NWD residential hub in the west of the county, based in Harrogate, 30 hours per week. The individual would be required to bring tenacity and excellent multi-agency working skills to join an existing specialist multi-agency service including Speech and Language Therapists, Police and Residential workers. They will work directly with young people who present with complex needs and risks, and provide consultation and support to residential workers and other NYCC staff to enable a psychologically informed approach and promote trauma informed care.

The post holder would join a large, established team of Psychologists and Psychological Therapists working across the county in residential and community teams with children and young people who are vulnerable and marginalised, including those who are on the edge of care, looked after and leaving care. The early work of this virtual team known as PIPA (Psychologically Informed Partnership Approach) which incorporates the NWD offer was recognised in the Ofsted inspection of August 2018.

Our local context is that North Yorkshire's local authority Children and Young People's Service has a growing national reputation for excellence; with successful Ofsted outcomes and award winning innovation programmes. Partners in Practice status has been awarded to North Yorkshire County Council (1 of only 8 such authorities across England) boosting the No Wrong Door and the DfE Opportunity Area programmes which are providing the route through which to share best practice nationally. A recent LGA peer review referred to our Children's Services as outstanding and providing a beacon for other authorities grappling with the challenges of delivering excellent outcomes for families and children while operating under a constrained budget.

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 Valley NHS Foundation Trust, a multi -award winning Trust is a well-managed and financially stable organisation with an excellent track record for providing high quality mental health services in North Yorkshire. The scope of the service innovation and genuine collaboration between North Yorkshire County Council and Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust is unprecedented and provides a secure base to ensure ongoing success.

Applicants must ensure that prior to applying they have agreement from their current line manager that they can be released on a secondment basis.

In the event that permanent funding is secured for this post the successful applicant will be confirmed in post on a permanent basis.

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 ther

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