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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/06/2020.

Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 338-6257-20

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
338 Mental Health Response Service (Team) (206211)
£45,753 to £51,668 pa

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust are proud award winners of the HSJ Provider of the Year 2019

Are you interested in working with people who have complex presentations and needs relating to childhood neglect, complex trauma and attachment difficulties?

New funding has become available for an Assertive Engagement Team in Hull with the aim of providing an enhanced psychological response to the extreme challenges that are faced by homeless people, or those at risk of becoming homeless,in attending, engaging with and making use of available help. Often our service users within AET are hard to engage, mistrustful of services, have a history of multiple exclusion from services, have physical and mental health difficulties, are often under the influence of substances and have extensive trauma histories.

The team will be using an amalgam of Levy’s 5 stage pre-treatment Outreach Model and a pre-therapy approach (Prouty, Van Werde and Portner 2002) to inform their service model, in addition to utilising the concept of working within a PIE and the learning from John Conolly and his work within Westminster hostels.

A significant part of your role will involve direct work with service users. An understanding of social exclusion issues and the tri-morbidity of homeless people with multiple, chronic needs is essential. You will also be working in a multi-disciplinary team of nurses and STR workers who work with hostel staff and other agencies involved with the service users.

You will be providing consultation, assessment and formulation, supervision for AET staff, assistant psychologists and clinical psychology trainees, staff training, delivering reflective practice groups, contributing to the evaluation of the effectiveness of the service and the development of the team. The ability to build relationships and work flexibly and collaboratively with our service users is essential to the role. We are looking for someone to join our team who has compassion, patience and understanding of the stepwise nature of this work.

You will be expected to represent the profession and be involved in some wider service development issues in the delivery of psychological care across the division.

The adult psychology specialty comprises 32 applied psychologists, psychotherapists, assistants and trainees. We are a cohesive and enthusiastic group, enjoying strong links with the local clinical psychology doctorate training courses and regularly offer placements to trainees and contribute to training. We encourage psychologists to develop links with colleagues throughout the region and stay professionally connected through attendance at CPD events such as the Yorkshire Psychologists’ PQT.

Applications are invited from clinical and counselling psychologists with prior experience of working within AMH and specifically working with complex trauma and social exclusion. This post is band 8a 0.8wte.

We welcome your application if you have the clinical skills, experience and passion for delivering innovative, safe and high quality services and want to be part of developing and delivering future models of care within the HSJ Mental Health Provider of the Year (2019). Please contact Katie Shaw (Clinical Lead for AET) on 07890632416 for an informal discussion and to find out about the post and the service area. Please do not ring this number for application packages.

Why work for us?

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust provides a broad range of community and inpatient mental health services, community services (including therapies), learning disability services, healthy lifestyle support and addiction services to approximately 600,000 people. The Trust has been rated Good by the Care Quality Commission. The Trust is also proud to be HSJ Provider of the Year 2019 award winners.

We employ approximately 2,700 staff across more than 70 sites at locations throughout Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire, Whitby and Scarborough. We deliver Mental Health Services, Specialist Services for Children, Forensic Services, Community and Learning Disability Services, as well as having eight GP Practices across the locality.

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust - a multi-specialty health and social care teaching provider. We aim to be a leading provider of integrated health services, recognised for the care compassion and commitment of our staff and known as a great employer and a valued partner.

The Trust works closely with our academic partners, including Hull York Medical School (HYMS) and Hull University, nurturing and developing a workforce of doctors, nurses and other health and social care professionals of the future.

At Humber we believe our people are our greatest asset and therefore we are committed to developing, growing and rewarding our workforce. As an employee at Humber you will benefit from pay in line with Agenda for Change, NHS pension, training and development, annual appraisal, generous annual leave entitlement and flexible working options to enable you to achieve a healthy work/life balance.


Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust serves the rural populations of Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Yorkshire. Hull has benefitted from being included The Guardian’s ‘Hot List’ of places to visit and rated by Rough Guides as one of the top ten cities in the world to see. The nearby town of Beverley was named by The Sunday Times as one of the ten best places to live in the north. The area boasts a wide array of diverse property from coastal cottages to riverside apartments. Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire offer some of the most competitive house prices in the country, with access to excellent schools and further and higher education providers.

The region has great transport connections with an hour commute York or Leeds. Want to go further afield? There are daily ferry crossings from Hull to Belgium and the Netherlands and from Humberside Airport you can reach destinations across Europe and – via Schiphol – worldwide.





Please note that if there is a high volume of applications we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date.

This post will be subject to successful completion of a 6 month probationary period where applicable, further details would be included within any offer letter.

Applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome to apply and will be considered alongside all other applicants. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. Further information is available on the UK Border Agency website.

If required for the post the ability to commute within the Trusts geographical area with access to the appropriate means of transport would be essential.

We will apply for a Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service for the successful candidate if this is required for the post. Anyone applying for a position which involves a regulated activity will require an enhanced Disclosure & Barring check and that the disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.

IMPORTANT: Should your application be successfully shortlisted, you will be contacted to attend an interview electronically to the email address provided at the time of the application. It is important therefore, that you CHECK YOUR EMAILS/NHS JOBS ACCOUNT on a regular basis.

If you are not contacted by the Trust within six weeks of the closing date of the vacancy, your application will have been unsuccessful on this occasion. We would however like to thank you for the interest you have shown in the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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