Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
High Wycombe
Depending on experience
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Getting More Help Pathway for a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist.

You will be part of our Buckinghamshire Mental Health Service. The service is designed to provide young people with expert help from a single point of access, and is part of the wider multi-disciplinary Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in association with Barnardos.

We are advertising for: Band 7 and 8a psychology posts within the team with the possibility of a preceptorship - please contact us to discuss further'

Main duties of the job

You will be joining the Getting More Help Pathway within Buckinghamshire, a rapidly evolving service which is committed to adapting to meet diverse and challenging demands and to maintaining high quality specialist assessment and intervention whilst being mindful of throughput, innovation and efficiencies.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, personable, and resourceful individual who is committed to supporting developing services as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will need excellent communication and organisational skills, and a keenness to be part of a busy and vibrant pathway.

This is an exciting post and would suit someone who is keen to develop their skills in the Getting More Help pathway. There are opportunities for both band 7 and 8a psychologists and flexibility around the number of sessions worked (from 0.6 to 1 wte).

About us

As an organisation we are mindful of our staffs' well-being and see supervision, support, training and development in post as a priority.

For further information regarding our services please see our website

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

Job description Job responsibilities


To ensure the systematic provision of a high quality specialist psychology service to clients with complex mental health problems including severe, enduring and multiple disorders, and challenging behaviour. To offer consultation and supervision, and support the work of other service staff and psychology clinical team members providing psychologically based care and treatment, according to expertise. To provide training placements for Doctoral Trainee psychologists, a range of qualified and unqualified staff across mental health areas, as agreed. To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the teams policies and procedures. To utilise research skills for audit, and contribute to research and training within the areas served by the teams and service. To be involved in service developments, as appropriate.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current registration with the HCPC as a Clinical / Counselling Psychologist
Qualifications Essential
  • Formal training in supervision of other psychologists.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working as a qualified clinical / counselling psychologist within CAMHS.
Contractual or other requirements Essential
  • Ability to travel between bases and within the community as required for the post. Car owner / driver

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