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Part Time Assistant Psychologist - Male Acute Service

  • Job Type: Part Time
  • Profession: Psychology
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: From £21,064 Pro Rata (Depending on Experience)

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Hours: Part Time 18.75 per week (option for Full Time with split role as Healthcare Assistant)

This role will be for our new Male Acute Service.

Your role with us

The successful applicant will join a team of Clinical and Forensic Psychologists, Psychological therapists, Trainee Psychologists, and Assistant Psychologists. Duties are varied, but will include; assisting qualified Psychologists with psychological assessment of patients, risk assessments, data management and assisting with group therapy programmes. There will be opportunities for contributing to research, service development and training of other team members.

We pride ourselves on providing a rounded experience for our Assistant Psychologists that includes many opportunities to deliver psychological intervention to groups or individuals alongside specialist clinical administration such as data analysis to inform formulations and contributing to risk assessments and CPA reports.

Your profile

You will need to have graduated from an undergraduate degree in psychology (or a conversion course) and/ or be eligible for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society at the time of your application. Assistant Psychologist roles are developmental roles designed for the career pathway of becoming a HCPC Registered Psychologist. In order to enable us to provide the right opportunities for this career development, we need to know that you have the essential criteria for progression onto other Assistant Psychologist roles; relevant further education; or to progress to a trainee role (via doctorate programmes; BPS routes or statement of equivalence conversions).

We are looking for a motivated individual with a strong interest in working as part of a team alongside the capability to take ownership of independent tasks. You must have previous experience of working in a clinical setting where you have had the opportunity to build therapeutic relationships and develop an understanding of individual differences. Prior DBT training or experience would be desirable, as would experience of facilitating group interventions.

It will be expected that you are able to demonstrate a good understanding of the role of both an Assistant Psychologist and a Registered Psychologist, which you may have developed through working with or alongside Psychology professionals in your teams and/ or through volunteering roles. We value understanding of the profession that is developed through personal experience of mental health. 

Additional essential skills include being computer literate and having excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


We offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • Pension
  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS
  • 35 days annual leave, 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: 26.09.2022