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 delighted to be able to offer this post for a skilled, experienced and enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist to work with older people as part of our community team, memory team and in-patient mental health services primarily covering Scarborough but may be required to support Ryedale and Whitby.
We are welcoming applications from highly-motivated, resourceful and relationally skilled individuals with commitment to and enjoyment of working with these client groups. The post offers particular opportunity to work in a flexible and connected way between contexts of community team, memory team and inpatient setting in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The successful post-holder will provide highly specialist psychological assessments, intervention and therapeutic work around a wide range of functional and organic difficulties. Responsibilities also offer opportunity in the clinical leadership role, as well as being an integrated member of community and ward based multidisciplinary teams. Supervision and sharing of specialist knowledges in care of older people are important. A specialist interest possibly in neuropsychology would be valuable compliment to existing expertise.
This specialist role offers opportunity to use acquired expertise in relation to a wide range of complex, dual and enduring psychological and physical problems, cognitive impairment in ageing, behaviours that challenge and to use psychological therapies for a range of mental health issues. It will therefore involve close liaison with other professionals, families, formal and informal carers and a reflective as well as evidence based approach to psychological provision in a variety of settings.
There will be commitment to support and supervision from the consultant clinical psychologist working in the same area to whom the post holder will be professionally accountable. Opportunity to also gain support, CPD, and supervision in specialist therapies and approaches through the network of psychologists working in both older adult and other specialisms across North Yorkshire and York is available.
Psychology has a strong and respected reputation within the Trust for contribution to organisational change, development and vision. Our roles are firmly embedded within person centred and recovery focused pathways and development of psychologically minded staff. There are strong links to Teesside and Hull D. Clin. Psych. courses and it would be hoped the post holder would offer placements and contribute to these courses and wider professional field. Service-related research and publication is strongly encouraged and opportunities to develop leadership skills available.
This exciting new role promises to be diverse and hugely rewarding. If you are interested in this position we would encourage reading the job description and person specification. Informal enquiries or visits to meet our team are very much welcomed.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Rachel Hogarth (Locality Manager) Apply
, Dr Joanne Challis Smith (Consultant clinical psychologist) Apply
or Dr John Kelly (Consultant Clinical psychologist) Apply