Assistant Psychologist

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year per annum inc of HCAS (outer)
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 5
Full Time
Job summary

Assistant Psychologist Band 5

1. To enhance the provision of a SWL London wide Clinical Neuropsychology service to individuals with acquired neurological disorders and to their carers, working as a member of the Neuropsychology service.

2. To provide psychological assessments including standardised neuropsychological assessments and psychological interventions under the supervision of a qualified clinical psychologist, working independently according to a plan agreed with a qualified clinicalpsychologist and within the overall framework of the service's policies and procedures.

3. To assist in clinically related administration, conduct of audits, collection of statistics, development of audit and/or research projects, teaching and project work.

4. To participate in the preparation and delivery of group education programmes, under thesupervision of a qualified clinical psychologist.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an assistant psychologist to join the Clinical Neuropsychology Service which is a part of the Neuro navigator+ service community services which is across SWL. The role is based in the community,, post acute and acute service where the Clinical Neuropsychology team working alongside the Neuro navigator team. Referrals are received from a number of sources hospitals,neurologists and stroke service, and community sources such as GPs and social workers. The referrals are for a range of neurological conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumours, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease. The role includes administrative duties such as carrying out tasks related to data collection and analysis, arranging appointments and other office duties. It also involves direct clinical work. There will be regular supervision from a qualified clinicalpsychologist, offering the opportunity to develop clinical skills, knowledge and experience. There will be opportunities to carry out psychological interviews, mood screens, neuropsychological assessments using standardised tools and facilitating psycho-educational groups.

Interview Date: TBC

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children's Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital.

Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff. As well as offering access to a range of core skills training and professional development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • BSc in Psychology
  • Graduate membership of the British Psychological Society


  • Further post graduate training in relevant areas of professional psychology, and/or research and design and analysis



  • Experience of working with people with neurological conditions, brain injury, and/or other disabilities, in a paid or voluntary capacity
  • Experience of research/audit/project work
  • Experience using computers for database or data analysis


  • Clinical experience of working with people with neurological conditions
  • Experience of neuropsychological assessment



  • An ability to apply existing psychological knowledge to practical problems


  • An understanding of psychology applied to healthcare

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