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Assistant Psychologist, ASD & Learning Disabilities

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Psychology
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: From £24,000 per annum, depending on experience

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Assistant Psychologist, ALD Division

Northampton: Northamptonshire

Salary: From £24,000 per annum, depending on experience, Career level A

Full-time 37.5 hours per week

We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Psychologist to work in the Autism and Intellectual disability specialism which supports adults with neurodevelopmental disorders and complex mental health and forensic care needs. The pathway has a well-established psycho social treatment programme including ASD specific treatments, offence focused therapy, a DBT service and neurodevelopmental disorder assessment clinic.

The psychology team plays a key role in service delivery and development, with research being a key activity with academic publications and presentations at national and international conferences.

St Andrew’s Healthcare is the UK’s largest mental healthcare charity. We offer specialist secure services for men, women, adolescents and older people across mental health, learning disability, brain injury and degenerative disorders such as Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s. Putting Service Users’ needs at the heart of everything we do, we have built an innovative culture of clinical expertise.

The successful applicants will join a large psychology team. Duties are varied and will assist Qualified Psychologists in psychological and behavioural assessments of patient needs, offering group and individual therapy sessions based on CBT and psycho educational models, maintaining research databases, carrying out clinical audits, delivering staff training.

Applicants should have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree in psychology and be eligible for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society. Applicants with either previous experience of working within a multidisciplinary team in a clinical setting or a relevant post graduate qualification are very welcome. 

Applicants should be very competent in computer skills, research methods, have high levels of literacy and numeracy, and have great interpersonal and communication skills. Previous experience and interest in working with adults with autism, intellectual disability or offenders is advantageous, but not essential.

“Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.”


We offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • Pension
  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS
  • 35 days annual leave (inc. bank holidays), increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
  • Life cover
  • Car lease scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application
  • Access to free vocational qualifications
    Closing date: Thursday 24th November 2022