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Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year Incl 5% High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This Clinical Psychologist role is an exciting opportunity for someone to deliver high quality psychology assessments, formulation, interventions and consultation and provide supervision and guidance to assistant psychologists and others as required within the Learning Disabilities Service for Children and Young People.

Main duties of the job

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the psychological needs of young people with learning difficulties using our services.

To supervise and teach unqualified staff including students.

Promoting a psychological perspective both within teams and sharing with other colleagues.

To support team managers/ Clinical leads in the development and delivering of effective services within the learning disabilities service for children and young people.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached document for a full description of all duties associated with this role and person specification for this role.

Person Specification



  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification or equivalent



  • Experience of working with people from across the life span with a range of mental health issues and cognitive profiles.
  • For roles in Learning Disabilities candidates should demonstrate experience of working with people with learning disabilities within a positive behaviour support framework


  • Experience of working with children and young people with a learning disability.
  • Ability to adapt communication to not only support young people but also the MDT network.
  • Adaptive way of thinking to meet the needs of the young people who may well present with complex learning disabilities diagnosis or behavioural challenges.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Surrey & Border Partnership Trust

Curfew Bell Road



KT16 9FG

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