Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £52000 - £68000 per annum
Start Date: 11/12/2020
Reference: T3*MB1376391
Contact Name: Sammons Group
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Job Published: December 24, 2020 09:50

Job Description

My client is a leading provider of clinical psychological services nationwide. They are currently looking for a Clinical Psychologist and a Lead Clinical Psychologist to join their London based team. Duties include:


(a) To provide psychological assessments of service users based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of data from a variety of sources including clinical interview, , self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect observations and semi-structured interviews with service users, and on occasion if appropriate family members and others involved in the service users' care.

(b) To formulate, implement and recommend intervention plans to colleagues, those in other agencies and for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a service users' mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the service users' problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy across the care settings.

(c) To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals and groups, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining several provisional hypotheses.

(d) To evaluate and make decisions and treatment options considering theoretical and therapeutic models, and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.

(e) To provide highly specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to service users' formulation, diagnosis, risk and treatment plan.

(f) To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all users of the service, across all settings and agencies serving the service user group.

(g) To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of service users where necessary.


(a) To keep statistical data as specified by the service.

(b) To contribute to the effective operation of the clinical team.


(a) To utilise theory, evidence-based literature and research to support evidence-based practice in individual work and work with other professionals.

(b) To undertake audit and service evaluation as specified by the Service with the aim of improving service provision.

Continuing Professional Development

(a) To contribute to the development and maintenance of the highest professional standards of practice, through active participation in internal and external CPD training and development programmes consistent with current recommendations from the HCPC and/or BPS in consultation with the Service.

Liaison with Other Disciplines and Agencies

(a) To establish and maintain links with relevant professionals and agencies in respect of clinical services and service development.

Other Duties

(a) To Contribute to health promotion programmes in consultation with the service and as required from time to time.

Essential skills include:

  • HCPC-registered Counselling or Clinical Psychologists.
  • Experience in a Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist
  • Provision of clinical supervision
  • Experience covering line manager duties
  • Experience recruitment process for Clinical/Counselling psychologists, including screening and interviewing applicants, and induction of new recruits
  • Experience assisting with a service's Quality Assurance processes, including screening referrals, peer reviewing clinical letters, and acting as a point of contact for clinicians on individual cases
  • Experience of overseeing the development and implementation of service audit, CPD and training programs
  • Clinical/Counselling Psychologists (DClinPsy or equivalent)
  • A strong grasp of evidence-based psychological therapy (including CBT and third-wave contextual CBTs/Mindfulness-based approaches, i.e. ACT) and ethical practice and will have gained significant experience in the assessment and treatment of a variety of psychological conditions amongst a variety of client groups.

If you feel that this role doesn't match your skills and expertise, please visit our website for a variety of Permanent, Temporary and Contract vacancies.

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