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Senior Assistant Psychologist

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Hastings ATS to support the development of interventions for psychosis. Hastings ATS psychological therapies offer psychological interventions for individuals with complex mental health difficulties following evidence based intervention pathways. The role is intended to develop time limited interventions and audit and research outcome for individuals in this pathway. We are looking for an experienced assistant psychologist with experience of working with psychosis and community mental health who can take initiative in the auditing and research.

Main duties of the job

There is also a clinical component which will include assessing and treatments for those with a diagnosis of psychosis and their carers and family members. The role will enable the service to offer carer interventions including groups alongside short term interventions for psychosis. You will have opportunity to be part of a family therapy clinic and delivering family interventions as well as CBT for psychosis.

About us

Quotes from Hastings & Rother ATS staff:

The team is friendly and there is a lot of support for new starters

There are always people around to give you support

Hastings & Rother Assessment and Treatment Service is a multi-disciplinary service for adults with complex mental health problems. Our work is challenging, but we receive regular positive feedback from our service users and carers.

Our office is right in the thick of Hastings' vibrant and quirky culture and benefits from amazing sea views, with the promenade right across the road. Hastings still maintains its working fishing beach, as well as the old town, castle, pier and the area has some of the most affordable accommodation in the South East.

Hastings events

February: Fat Tuesday

May: Jack in the Green

July: Hastings Fringe Festival

August: Hastings Carnival week

Hastings Pride


October: Hastings week


Job description Job responsibilities

What you can expect in return

As a mental health trust Sussex Partnership places a huge focus on the wellbeing of their staff, their reward packages reflect the immensely important work their staff do.

If you are looking for the opportunity to work within a busy but rewarding Assessment and Treatment service in a seaside town like no other, then we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Jo Allen on

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Honours degree at 2:1 or above in Psychology, or equivalent. Eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartership with the BPS
Knowledge Essential
  • Experience of working with people with complex needs
  • Experience of working with people with disabilities, in a health or Mental Health setting and or work with people with complex needs
  • Relevant clinical and research skills
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Basic knowledge of databases, research skills and methodology
  • Experience of group work and individual therapeutic contact
  • Ability to apply existing psychological knowledge to a health context
  • An understanding of psychology applied to health care

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