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Specialist Clinical Psychologist : Mother and Baby Unit

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
29 Dec 2023
To provide a qualified specialist clinical psychology service to clients of the Mother and Baby Unit providing specialist psychological assessment and therapy offering advice and consultation on clients' psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other, non-professional carers working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures. To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service. To undertake a personal research and development programme and develop and encourage a research culture within the clinical team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder would be responsible for providing a qualified Specialist Clinical Psychology Service to clients of the Mother and Baby Unit in Winchester. Within this post the you will work alongside the ward's Senior Psychologist to provide specialist evidence based psychological assessment and therapy individually and in groups as well as offer advice, consultation, and training to staff in the team. The ward has a well established group therapy programme, which the post holder will be expected to support alongside the nursing team. Evaluation of interventions and measuring the impact of the service is an important component of the role. You will be joining the well-established SHFT Perinatal Mental Health Team, which is a thriving, research active team. The post holder will be line managed and clinically supervised by the Senior Clinical Psychologist on the MBU. Joining our Perinatal Psychology Service offers the opportunity to develop your skills in psychological interventions specifically within the perinatal period. You will be part of a supportive team of psychologist and psychologist therapists, with a clear supervision structure and opportunities for development of specialist interests. We are looking for someone with a passion for working in a recovery-orientated framework within the Perinatal Period. An interest in systemic, attachment work and mother/infant interactions is desirable.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS.
  • Registered with Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Clinical Psychologist


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Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Melbury Lodge

Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Romsey Road



SO22 5DG

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