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FASD Neurodevelopmental Specialist and Senior Clinical Psychologist

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 a year pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Part Time
My job makes better lives by promoting health and independence for people who use our services and their carers/support staff by delivering high quality psychology assessments, formulation, and interventions providing consultation, supervision, and guidance to band 7, trainee, assistant psychologists and others as required. The job will be within our Learning Disabilities Directorate, working in the FASD team.

Main duties of the job

To undertake, coordinate and complete FASD assessments, considering wider neurodevelopmental outcomes including ASD and ADHD.

Analyze assessment results and complete reports for individuals seen.

To assess, plan, and evaluate psychological needs of people using services.

To mentor, supervise and teach qualified and unqualified staff including students.

Promoting a psychological perspective both within teams and sharing with colleagues.

Work collaboratively with team and Managers to develop and deliver effective services.

The postholder will be expected to work flexibly within the service.

To lead on complex and challenging cases and develop expertise within FASD.

Participating in the recruitment and selection of staff where appropriate.

Leading on specific service development projects.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Please note if the role has been advertised as a Home Working Contract Only - Eligibility to high cost area supplement is conditional upon candidates residence and will be discussed on offer.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

The FASD practitioner will be the primary clinician working alongside the service lead to assess children aged 6+ through to adults who have been exposed to prenatal alcohol with a view to diagnosing and developing management guidance. In particular:

To lead assessments including photographic analysis, wider neurodevelopmental assessments including ASD structured questionnaire, ADHD screening tool and various psychometric measures.

To coordinate the feedback and incorporate summary results of cognitive and communication assessment into the FASD report.

To complete interim summary report within 2 weeks and full detailed reports within 3 months of the final assessment.

To participate in the maintenance and development of the FASD clinic database.

Please see the job description and person specification for more details of key responsibilties.

Person Specification



  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology



  • Registered as Practitioner Psychologist with HCPC



  • Experience of conducting specialist FASD assessments in the context of a multi-disciplinary team and preparing diagnostic FASD assessment reports

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Gatton Place

St. Matthews Road



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