Senior Clinical Psychologist

Location Andover, Hampshire, England
Job type Permanent
Salary £53,219 per year
Reference 162570

Sanctuary Personnel, a committed and competitive recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Senior Clinical Psychologist to work full-time based in Andover, within the CAMHS Department.

The salary for this permanent Senior Clinical Psychologist job is £53,219 per annum.


  • Work as a member of the clinical service/ team, providing a high quality, specialist applied psychology service to clients, their families or carers
  • Support psychological practice within the team through consultation, supervision, formulation and training
  • Participate in systematic clinical governance and to offer clinical supervision to assistant, trainee and more junior psychologists and other staff
  • Utilise research skills for audit, service development and research within the area served by the team/service
  • Provide a qualified, high-quality specialist psychology service to individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams, in line with best, evidence-based practice and trust care pathways
  • Be responsible for holding and managing a clinical caseload and to exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the planning and prioritising of own workload and the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients, within the bounds of the service operational policy
  • Use analytical and judgment skills and be responsible for taking clinical management decisions in complex clinical issues
  • Clinically supervise assistant psychologists, trainee psychologists and junior psychologists, psychological therapists or counsellors and other staff as appropriate
  • Professionally supervise and, when appropriate, manage, assistant psychologists and trainee psychologists
  • Provide consultation, mentorship, supervision and advice about psychological issues to other members of the team/service and other professionals working with service users, across a range of agencies/ settings as appropriate
  • Work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service/team
  • Contribute to the development, evaluation and monitoring of the team’s operational policies and services, through the deployment of professional skills in research, service evaluation and audit, and to advise both service and professional management on those aspects of the service where psychological and/or organisational matters need addressing
  • Utilise research skills to undertake service evaluation, audit and research as appropriate and disseminate the results in the service and nationally
  • Propose and implement policy changes within the area served by the service
  • Carry out specialist psychological assessments of clients referred to the service, based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex psychological data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the client’s care, in order to reach a psychological formulation of the client’s difficulties
  • Formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a client’s mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the client’s problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings
  • Be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams employed individually and in synthesis, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses

Requirements of the Senior Clinical Psychologist:

  • HCPC registered psychologist
  • Doctoral level training in applied psychology [or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or outside the UK], including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, approved by the HPC
  • Willing to undertake an Enhanced DBS check
  • Understand the Trust’s key priorities and those of your care group and translate these into key priorities for your care group
  • Demonstrate the core principles of safeguarding and protection of Human Rights; treating people with dignity, fairness, equality, respect and autonomy
  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings
  • Demonstrate specialist experience gained post- qualification of working as an applied psychologist with evidence of having received a substantial amount of clinical supervision (normally in the region of approximately 50 hours)
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision
  • Experience of the application of applied psychology in different cultural contexts and experience of working within a multicultural framework
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care
  • Experience or demonstrable knowledge of working with the particular client group served by the team/service
  • Knowledge of guidance and legislation in relation to the client group and mental health
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialist psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities etc)
  • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies
  • High level of knowledge and skills in neuropsychology and evidence of further practice and/or training since qualification
  • Formal training in supervision of other psychologists
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the HPC
  • Lived experience of mental health issues
  • Communication/Relationship skills
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, highly technical, and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS


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Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.