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Clinical Psychologist or Senior Clinical Psychologist

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £53,219 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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  • Are you a qualified Clinical Psychologist with an interest in working with children and young people?
  • Are you interested in working with neurodiversity and associated needs ranging from developmental trauma to Learning Disability?
  • Would you like to work as part of a thriving multidisciplinary team?
  • Do you enjoy working in a therapeutically-informed and formulation-driven way?
  • Would you like to gain experience of service development in Somerset around the ADHD, Learning Disability and Post-Diagnostic support for Autistic CYP and their families?

If so, then this job is for you!!!

Full OR part-time hours available!

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist to join the Psychology team within our neurodiversity service.

The core role involves offering therapeutically-informed and formulation-driven assessments for children aged 4-17 as part of a thriving multidisciplinary team. You would be able to work flexibly and holistically with young people and their families. The children and families we see present with diverse and complex needs. Psychology is highly valued in the service and you would be clinically supported to work in a holistic, needs and values led, way.

The role also involves supervising one of our brilliant Assistant Psychologists. We don't expect you to have supervision experience as we can support you with this.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will hold a clinical caseload, leading on therapeutically-informed and formulation-driven Autism assessments for children and young people alongside multidisciplinary colleagues from Community Paediatrics, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Educational Psychology. You will supervise an Assistant Psychologist and be involved in the very exciting growth of our service with a view to a diverse role supporting neurodiversity across assessment and post-diagnostic pathways.

We do not expect the successful candidate to necessarily have direct experience of working with neurodiversity. We want to invest in you and support you to grow into the role. So long as you enjoy working psychologically with children and young people as part of a multidisciplinary team, this role is suitable for you.

About the team

The multidisciplinary team consists of Community Paediatricians, Speech and Language Therapists, and Educational Psychologists. The Clinical Psychology team will consist of a Principal Clinical Psychologist, two Clinical Psychologists, and three Assistant Clinical Psychologists.

The post holder will receive clinical supervision from the services Principle Clinical Psychologist.

About us

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is a newly merged organisation across acute and mental health provision, delivering high quality care with compassion. The Trust is innovative and forward thinking and a fantastic and friendly place to work.

Our aims are to:

Aim 1: Provide safe, effective, high quality, person-centred care in the most appropriate setting.

Aim 2: Deliver care closer to home in neighbourhood areas with an emphasis on self-management and prevention

Aim 3: Give equal priority to physical and mental health, and value all people alike

Aim 4: Improve outcomes for people with complex conditions through personalised, co-ordinated care.


Somerset is an unspoilt rural and picturesque county with a population of just over half a million. It has a long coastline and wide range of attractive scenery including the Mendip and Quantock Hills and the grandeur of Exmoor contrasting with the flat wetlands and peat areas of the Somerset levels. It provides excellent links to Bath, Bristol, Taunton and Exeter.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of main responsibilities,

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Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of main responsibilities,

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Doctoral level qualification in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy) or equivalent with eligibility for Chartered Clinical Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registration with HealthCare Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Formal ADOS Training
  • Formal Supervision Training
Knowledge Essential
  • An understanding of the areas of difference associated with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC)
  • Knowledge of relevant psychological research and theory relevant to the client group and role
Experience Essential
  • Working in a multidisciplinary service with children and young people (may be pre or during training)
  • Undertaking autism assessments with children and young people that require the collection of in-depth information from a range of sources.
SKills, Abilities and Communication Essential
  • Skills and Abilities
  • Communication

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