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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/12/2020.

Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist: Crisis/Home-based Treatment

Job Reference: 346-SGE-026-20

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Foss Park Hospital York, York
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum

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.

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.

An extremely exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic HCPC registered clinical psychologist for the York & Selby locality crisis and home-based treatment team. This is a new post and is therefore an excellent opportunity for an individual who is looking to develop their career as a practitioner psychologist.

The crisis and home-based treatment team is an established, supportive and friendly team who hold a high regard for psychological thinking and interventions. We see this as an exciting opportunity to enhance an already skilled crisis service by offering psychologically informed ways of thinking, psychological formulation, and guidance regarding brief psychological interventions particularly for service users with highly complex presentations, complex trauma, and/or personality and relational difficulties. Furthermore, we are looking for someone who is interested in developing trauma informed care within the existing crisis and home treatment pathways as we see this as an important aspect of clinical assessment, care and treatment.

Due to the fast paced nature of the work and the potential for high levels of risk, we are looking to recruit an individual with experience and resilience and who can demonstrate that they can meet the needs and challenges of those in crisis as well as support a team who are dealing with high levels of risk and complexity on a day to day basis. Whilst there will be scope for the successful applicant to develop the role, we envisage there will be a combination of both direct and indirect clinical work, consultation, supervision and training. In terms of the direct work, this will involve providing assessment, formulation and brief intervention to service users in crisis and those at risk of admission. As part of the acute pathway, the successful applicant will receive regular clinical supervision from the acute inpatient Principal Clinical Psychologist, who will also support during the successful applicants’ induction period. There will also be opportunities to meet with other psychologists and psychological therapists within the locality, who are all overseen by the Locality Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist.

We will look for experience of working in acute settings and experience and expertise in working with highly complex presentations and risk. Being able to form strong working relationships with the MDT is essential as this is a role that will be an integral part of the MDT, which currently consists of a range of clinical practitioners including nurses, support workers, advance practitioners, medics, nurse consultant, consultant psychiatrist, and team manager. As a front-facing team and the gatekeepers for admission, you will also be part of the interface between community mental health teams and the acute inpatient wards and therefore excellent leadership and consultation skills will be required.

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 and York Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme and York St Johns Doctorate in Counselling Psychology Programme, as we are key providers of academic and clinical experience components both in terms of teaching and supervision.

In the current climate, some of the work will involve attending meetings and training through remote means (e.g. Microsoft Teams). However, in the future, there may be occasions where the ability to travel independently will be required for example for community visits, for CPD and training opportunities within the Trust, and for attending meetings with psychologists and psychological therapists within the locality. Therefore access to a car and a clean driving licence will be required.

Psychologists & Psychological Therapists 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.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Vicky Ellis, Crisis Team Manager, Tel: 01904 526584, Email: or

Dr Chantel Morland, Principal Clinical Psychologist, Tel: 01904 526589, Email:


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.

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