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Assistant Psychologist

Band 4

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Band 4
12 months fixed term
37.5 hours per week
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Newmarket General Hospital
£19,409 - £22,683 gross per annum
25/02/2018 23:59

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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We are looking to recruit an Assistant Psychologist to our Youth Mental Health Team based at Newmarket Hospital in Suffolk. The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, motivated, committed to personal and professional development and able to engage with young people with complex mental health difficulties and their families. They will be working as part of a friendly and dynamic multi-disciplinary team under direct supervision from an experienced Clinical Psychologist.

The remit of the team is to work with young people presenting with complex mental health difficulties and associated levels of risk. We take a systemic and recovery oriented approach to understanding and working with youth mental health, incorporating therapeutic approaches such as CBT, ACT and DBT.

The post holder will work with children and young people (aged 14 - 25 years), and their families. Their core role will involve providing low intensity, structured interventions; developing and coordinating therapeutic resources within the team; supporting care coordinator’s in their therapeutic work with clients; co-facilitating workshops and groups; carrying out clinical evaluation and audit; and supporting with clinical research. Experience working with young people or families would be beneficial.

The post is community based and will involve independent travel to often rural locations. The post holder will therefore need a driving license and access to a reliable vehicle.

Interviews will be on the 13th of March 2018.


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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Informal enquiries to:

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Rebecca Rollinson, Clinical Psychologist on 01638 558650 or Vanessa Price 01638 558650 -


If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137