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EIP Clinical Psychologist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a clinical psychologist in the Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) team in Southampton. We are seeking candidates with a commitment to working with people with psychosis and their families and carers.

The post could be appointed either as a band 7 preceptorship towards an 8a role or be appointed at 8a. Responsibilities would be adjusted accordingly. We can put a development plan in place to support applicants wishing to be considered for a preceptorship. This post would be suitable for someone about to qualify as an Applied Psychologist and who will be registering with the Health Care Professions Council.

Main duties of the job

The EIP team provides timely support to service users in Southampton in line with national and local guidelines for people experiencing first episode psychosis. We are looking for an engaging, enthusiastic, and focused individual who is committed to working with a diverse, multi-cultural community. You will join a CBT Therapist and Assistant Psychologist in bringing psychologically-informed care to people experiencing first episode psychosis. Youi will offer direct input to service users and their families as well as providing supervision, consultation, and training to team staff. You will also contribute to service development and research.

You will work closely with colleagues in local services and across the Trust. You will also be part of Southampton Psychological Services (SPS), a large well-established psychological therapies team. We are a friendly and supportive team with a wealth of expertise including CBT, family interventions, DBT, CAT, ACT, EMDR and psychodynamic approaches. We have good supervision structures and an excellent track record of CPD, as well as strong academic links.

Some additional sessions are potentially available to bring the post up to full-time. These sessions would involve offering psychological therapy on an outpatient basis: an ideal opportunity to consolidate your broader therapeutic skills.

Paul Bayliss, Consultant Clinical Psychologist --, 023 8231 0788

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 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 the Health Care Professions Council as a Psychologist Training and qualifications in CBT, family work, research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Cannon House

6 Cannon Street



SO15 5PQ

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