Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Yorkshire and the Humber
21 Mar 2019
10 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.
We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal's Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Clinical Psychologist to work with older people and people living with dementia as part of our community and in-patient mental health services in York, Selby and the surrounding rural area. We welcome applications from highly-motivated and resourceful individuals who have a commitment to working with older people and who are able to work flexibly across different service settings. The successful post-holder will provide highly specialist psychological assessments and therapies to older people with a broad range of needs and will provide clinical leadership to members of other professions, as an integrated member of a multidisciplinary team across two sites (York and Selby). Clinical leadership, supervision / consultation and specialist knowledge and skills in working psychologically with older people are key aspects of this role.

Clinical supervision and professional leadership will be provided by a senior Clinical Psychologist. The post-holder will be professionally accountable to the Locality Lead for Psychology in Older People's Mental Health (MHSOP) in York and will be connected to a network of applied psychologists working with older people across the Trust. We actively encourage CPD and service-related research. We will support individuals to further develop specialist psychological therapy skills and leadership skills in particular.
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. It is expected that you will provide clinical supervision of trainee psychologists and other disciplines as required and to provide staff training as required. You would be expected to take a lead role in the development of multidisciplinary teams in their ability to work psychologically with older people and their carers and famlies and to use psychological formulation and recovery/ person centred principles in their work. Candidates should have experience of varied models of psychological therapy and their adaptation to late-life, preferably having undergone post-qualification to a diploma or masters level qualification.
Psychology has a strong and rapidly developing reputation within Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust for supporting organisational change, developing psychologically minded staff groups, and embedding research and outcome measures, within recovery and person centred care philosophies. The post holder will be expected to play a role in supporting the continued development of these factors within CMHTs and the wider directorate. 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.
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/York and Teesside D Clin Psy Programmes, as we are key providers of academic and clinical experience components both in terms of teaching and supervision.
The post holder would be professionally led by the locality lead for psychology in Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) in York and Selby and operationally managed by the CMHT service manager. The post holder will work across a varied urban and rural areas in York and surrounding areas and therefore regular travel will be essential.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Chris Clarke, Consultant Clinical Psych

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