Psychology Assistant - COVID-19 in Durham

Job description

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.

This is an exciting opportunity for two innovative Band 4 Assistant Psychologists to join our well established multi-disciplinary Community Teams (one role in Harrogate Adult Learning Disability Community Team; one role in Scarborough Children and Adults Learning Disability Community Team) who work with children and adults who live with a Learning Disability. This post offers an excellent opportunity to work within a national and trust wide award winning multidisciplinary teams who support people with a variety of needs across the lifespan. You will be an integral member of a highly regarded and thriving staff team who are passionate about improving the lives of people with learning disabilities, and are continually developing and implementing different approaches to meet peoples’ needs.

Our teams promote the use of creative and wide ranging skills acquired through experience and ongoing training. There would be opportunities to gain skills and experience in areas such as psychometric assessment, trauma informed care, Positive behaviour support (PBS), as well as opportunities to work alongside and understand the role of a clinical psychologist. As a service and trust, we encourage continual professional development including local and trust wide training opportunities, networking opportunities including a thriving assistant psychology forum, and links with local Universities.

We are looking for Assistant Psychologists who ideally have an interest, enthusiasm, and/or experience of working with people with learning disabilities and additional mental health needs. We are interested to find people who share core values and expertise with the culture of our innovative services.

These varied and exciting posts cover a wide geographical area including the North Yorkshire Moors national park, and many historical and picturesque seaside and market towns and rural villages. Due to covering a large geographical area, it would be desirable to hold a current valid driving license and have access to a vehicle for work-related purposes.

IMPORTANT -When completing the supporting information section on your application form, please start with answering the following questions. Your answers will be used for shortlisting purposes.

What skills and experiences do you have that you think would be useful in this role? How would you apply these?

What do you need to consider when adapting psychological work for someone living with a Learning Disability?

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