Clinical Supervisor for (T)APP Programme

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 24 May 2022

Job summary 


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated supervisor(s) to help Trainee Associate Psychological Practitioners (TAPPs) learn and develop within their job role across a number of primary care networks and community settings.

We have funding for an 8a clinical supervisor to work just over 1.5 days a week (12 hours) supporting TAPPs in Pennine Care and 1.2 FTE (6 days) supporting T/APPs in Lancashire and South Cumbria area.

It is anticipated that a significant part of this job role may be delivered remotely, although there may be occasions when you will be required to attend the service where the TAPP is placed (in the Pennine Care area and Lancashire and South Cumbria area).

We are looking for experienced clinical supervisors who have further training in the provision of clinical supervision. However, for the right candidate additional supervision training can be provided. You will be a suitably qualified, or accredited psychological practitioner. 

Main duties of the job 

The TAPPs is a new role that has been developed as part of a drive to increase access routes into psychological professions, availability of psychological practitioners in practice, and to broaden population access to psychological theory and intervention. The TAPPs positions are the result of an exciting collaboration between Health Education England (HEE), the Innovation Agency North West Coast (NWC), University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) and Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation trust (LSCFT). Together, we are committed to providing excellent clinical support to the TAPPs whilst they are based in general practice and community settings. TAPPs are band 4 whilst training and qualify as a band 5.

The TAPPs work will focus upon providing psychological assessments, structured formulations and brief interventions in General Practice settings, using a range of therapeutic models. Given this is an exciting new service delivery opportunity, an important part of the role will also be to support the development of the services provided to the different settings the TAPPs will be placed in. This will mean leading during service review meetings and thinking innovatively about how to show we are adding value and people are benefiting from the service provided.

For this role, you will be employed by Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust, as part of the T/APP supervision hub. 

About us 

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

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