Principal Applied Psychologist

In recognition of the extensive loss and psychological distress that has arisen in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, this post has been created to support bereaved families and the dedicated staff providing care in these facilities across Teesside. Working as part of a well-established Intensive Community Liaison Service, the post holder will have a collective leadership role in coordinating the strategic approach to ensure that sensitive and compassionate support can be provided to bereaved families and care home staff.

Given the sensitive nature of the context in which the service will be delivered, the post holder will be expected to demonstrate excellent skills in fostering working relationships. It is expected that the successful candidate will also be able to adopt a dynamic and responsive approach when delivering a well governed service that is led by the needs of those they support. As this is a newly established fixed term post, the successful candidate will be required to evaluate the outcomes and impact of the service provided, using appropriate skills in research and service evaluation.

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.

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 and contribute to the development of staff training in the directorate.

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 this team and the wider directorate.

We provide excellent opportunities for peer support/supervision, CPD, teaching/training, 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.

The successful applicant will be professionally led by the Locality Lead for MHSOP Psychology and managed by the Locality Service Manager. The post holder will work across the Teesside patch therefore ability to regularly travel will be essential.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sarah Hopper

Lead Psychologist Tees

Emma Thompson

Locality Manager

Reference: 40884716

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