Clinical Psychologist / Neuropsychologist

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This role provides an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant and highly skilled Neuropsychology Service. The post holder will play a key role in developing neuropsychology provision across neurorehabilitation pathways.

The role will involve delivering assessment, therapy, and consultation with clients, families, and rehabilitation therapy team members. The post holder will have opportunity to develop links with acute hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation services, local mental health services and 3rd sector charities in developing neuropsychological support for people living with neurological conditions.

We welcome newly qualified Clinical Psychologists to apply for this position. A successful applicant who is newly qualified would be supported to work within a preceptorship role to develop the full range of competencies of a Band 8a Clinical Psychologist within two years.

The working hours for this role are between Mondays to Friday. If the role is full time, the successful applicant would be expected to work across two locality teams in Luton and/or Bedfordshire. Request for part time hours will be considered.

(Please note that should we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised.)

Main duties of the job

There will opportunity to deliver training to non-psychology colleagues both within and outside of the Neuro Therapy Service. They will join an expanding team of psychological practitioners delivering assessment and therapeutic support to people with neurological conditions.

Provide neuropsychological assessment, formulation, and treatment for services users who experience cognitive and emotional difficulties as a result of their neurological condition.

Develop and deliver virtual and group based therapy interventions for service users with neurological conditions.

Contribute to multidisciplinary team working to support service users to achieve their recovery goals.

Provide consultation support to rehabilitation team members and local health, social and 3rd sector services who work with our service user group.

Develop and deliver training to rehabilitation team members, and local agencies to enhance their understanding and competency in working with cognitive and emotional distress.

Engage in audit, service evaluation and research to review and develop neuropsychology and neurorehabilitation services.

Proactively develop neuropsychology and neurorehabilitation provision to best meet the needs of the population the service serves.

To promote equality and diversity across all activities within the role.

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide and develop highly specialised assessment and rehabilitation programmes for adults experiencing neuropsychological difficulties associated with neurological conditions - including both cognitive impairment and psychological distress.

To select and administer highly specialist psychological assessments including specialised neuropsychological assessments, self-report measures (as appropriate) and clinical interviews. To interpret and integrate this highly complex data.

To actively promote service user participation and representation in service development and delivery.

Supervise Assistant and/or Trainee Clinical Psychologists working within the service.

Actively support the local Clinical Psychology Doctorate Training programmes to support the development of Trainee Clinical Psychologists.

To select and deliver evidence-based specialist psychological treatments, monitoring outcome and modifying and adapting interventions, by drawing on a range of theoretical options.

To provide highly specialised expertise and advice to facilitate the effective and appropriate provision of psychological care by all members of the team.

To work as a psychology member of a multi-disciplinary team in order to deliver comprehensive clinical care to clients, liaising with in-patient teams, GPs and referrers as appropriate.

To work as an independent and autonomous professional within BPS and HCPC guidelines and the policies and procedures of the service, taking full responsibility for own work including treatment and discharge decisions.

To provide psychological support to clients who are emotionally distressed due to the consequences of their neurological condition and to also provide support to carers and staff working with such clients.

The post holder will receive supervision according to individual need.

The post holder may be required to engage in additional duties that may arise under the direction of the Neuropsychology Lead.

To provide training to individual colleagues and professional groups within the multidisciplinary team in the Neuro Therapy Service and other relevant agencies.

To be responsible for making decisions about whether it is appropriate for services to be directly delivered by the Clinical Psychologist or whether skills, training and assistance to members of the multidisciplinary team or members of the primary care services may be more appropriate.

To liaise with professionals within the neurorehabilitation pathway as well as colleagues within health, social care and the voluntary sector to ensure that patients are being offered an integrated and effective service.

To contribute to policy and service development within the specialist area of neurorehabilitation services.

To act as a liaison between mental health and community health services.

To adhere to Health and Safety at work requirements.

See attached full job description for extensive details.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent if trained oversees
  • Do you possess, or will you be obtaining HCPC registration?


  • Evidence of recent and relevant CPD activity
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more specialised areas of psychological / therapeutic practice, e.g. CBT / systemic.
  • Interest in working towards the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology



  • Experience of working psychologically in the specialist field of neuropsychology
  • Experience of conducting adult neuropsychological assessments.
  • Experience of developing specialist cognitive rehabilitation treatment programmes.
  • Experience in mental capacity assessment.
  • Experience of therapeutic work with adults and their families with complex needs.
  • Experience of working with adults with cognitive impairments
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams as well as multi-agency working.
  • Experience of designing and conducting audits to use in the monitoring and developing of existing services.
  • Experience of providing consultation to external agencies.


  • Experience of working psychologically with a range of neurological conditions
  • Experience in the development of neuropsychology services with neurological conditions.

Skills & Knowledge


  • Knowledge of neuropsychological assessment and neurological disorders
  • Knowledge of a wide range of mental health interventions and their application in a neurorehabilitation service
  • Knowledge of evidence based clinical practice in the field of neuropsychology
  • The ability to represent a psychological perspective within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • An ability to communicate complex and difficult information with sensitivity, empathy and reassurance.
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience of working with families from diverse ethnic, economic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the preparation of highly complex clinical reports and assessments.
  • To have the analytical skills and professional judgement in order to ensure complex conditions and situations can be managed appropriately.
  • Knowledge and experience with working with safeguarding issues
  • Up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and ethical issues, together with their implications for clinical practice and professional management.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research, design and methodology.
  • Ability to work within the Trust Values


  • Advanced knowledge of models of emotional support when working with people who have neurological conditions.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust


The Poynt

Poynters Road



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