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Senior Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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You will offer a qualified specialist clinical psychology service to clients of the Adult ADHD, Autism and Tourette's Team across all sectors of care providing specialist psychological assessment, including diagnostic assessments, at the same time as 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 teams' policies and procedures.

You will utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service.

We actively promote development opportunities within the scope of this role, and are open to a shared and/or combined position with other NHFT services to support collaborative approaches to care.

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist psychological assessments, including diagnostic assessments of clients referred to the team based upon appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in care.

To formulate and implement plans for the psychological treatment and/or management of a client's psychological problems including developmental background, temperament, personality style/adaptations, interpersonal patterns of relating, service and diagnostic issues. These plans will be based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the client's problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across a range of care settings.

To be responsible for implementing a range of interventions for individuals, carers across teams employed individually and in synthesis, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses.

To undertake risk assessment and risk management and to provide advice to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.

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

Qualifications and Experience


  • Must hold a professional clinical psychology registration
  • Must show evidence of CPD
  • Experience of diagnostic principles in Neurodiversity


  • Experience of working with nuerodiversity

Knowledge and skills


  • Evidence of participation in research/audits


  • Previous involvement in service change management

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


St Mary's Hospital, London Road


NN15 7PW

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