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Assistant Psychologist

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
To support and enhance the professional psychological care of children and young people within the service, across all sectors of care providing psychological assessment and psychological interventions under the supervision of a qualified professional psychologist, working independently according to a plan agreed with a qualified psychologist and within the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures. To assist in clinically related administration, conduct of audits, collection of statistics, development of audit and/or research projects, teaching and project work.

This role is based across the CAMHS inpatient wards and CAMHS Intensive Outreach Team, who provide assessment, home treatment and stabilisation for young people in the community. You will be required to work flexibly to support young people to avoid hospital admission and offer bespoke, individualised packages alongside the team.

Main duties of the job

Key Responsibilities:

  • To undertake protocol based psychological assessments of clients including: neuropsychological tests self-report measures rating scales direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the client's care.
  • To assist in the formulation and delivery of care plans involving the psychological treatment and/or management of a client's problems, under the supervision of a qualified professional psychologist in community settings.
  • To assist in the coordination and running of therapeutic groups.
  • To work with other staff to assess children and young people, and contribute towards multi-disciplinary reviews.
  • To assist in the development of a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all clients of the service, across all settings where care takes place.
  • To attend and contribute to appropriate multi-disciplinary meetings.
  • To communicate professionally and effectively and to use interpersonal skills effectively with clients.

  • About us

    NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools.We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

    Person Specification



    • Experience of working in a direct therapeutic role
    • Knowledge of psychological assessment


    • Experience in CAMHS
    • Experience of working with different client groups



    • experience in group work/delivering sessions


    • Evidence of CPD development

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


    John Greenwood shipman centre and Berrywood Hospital

    Farmbrook court


    NN3 8UW

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