Assistant Psychologist - Post Covid Rehab

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

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 5
Full Time
Job summary

Assistant Psychologist Band 5

1.0WTE (fixed term contract until 31.3.24)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an assistant psychologist to join the Post COVID Recovery Team. We are looking for enthusiastic psychology graduates committed to working with this interesting population in Croydon.

The assistant psychologist will mainly contribute to running groups and there will be supporting admin duties in screening of post covid syndrome patients working closely with members of the multidisciplinary team. 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 opportunities to carry out psychological interviews, mood screens, neuropsychological assessments using standardised tools and facilitating psycho-educational groups.There will be opportunities for the assistant psychologist to be involved in service evaluation and service development projects. Supervision will be available from experienced clinical psychologists and neuropsychologist within the team and department.There will be regular supervision from a qualified clinical psychologist, offering the opportunity to develop clinical skills, knowledge and experience

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Main duties of the job

The post holder will join a multi-disciplinary community team for adults with post COVID syndrome, based in the heart of Croydon. The service is located in Broad Green Hospital with flexible working and some remote working is possible, The PCRT comprises Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Therapists, assistants and administrators.

The post holder will run a variety of psychology groups for patients and families of patients with long COVID syndrome.
Interview date: 19th June 2023 (proposed)

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

***Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role in the job description and person specification***

Person Specification

Psychology graduate with post graduate training and experience


  • Psychology degree
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Statistical knowledge at graduate level
  • Able to use a database


  • Interest in health and neuropsychology



  • Relevant post graduate experience

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