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Clinical Associate Psychologist

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
17 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Job Purpose

To improve the mental health of people within the agreed locality by undertaking specialised psychological assessments, contributing to bespoke clinical formulations, delivering structured, evidence-based and psychologically-informed interventions and undertaking agreed research activity, all appropriate to the post-holders level of training, competence and experience.

To work autonomously on a day to day basis, under supervision from a registered Practitioner Psychologist and within the scope of practice set out within the Apprenticeship Standard for Clinical Associate Psychologists and their own training.

All clinical work will be overseen and reviewed regularly through supervision provided by an HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist (other qualified healthcare professionals may also contribute to supervision as deemed appropriate by the relevant Strategic Lead for Psychology and Psychological Therapies).

Band 6 - Subject to Job Matching Process

Main duties of the job

The principal purpose of the job is to offer an assessment of needs in each locality for 18-25 year olds who present to the system with complex emotional needs. It will be comprehensive and include evaluation of the social, psychological and motivational factors specific to issues related to traits of emotional dysregulation (and may include acts of self-harm and recent suicidal intent).

The practitioners will aim to work with clients for up to a six month period in order to provide a skills based psychological approach while also demonstrating an awareness of signposting to VCSE and other statutory providers of health and social care. They will tailor their interventions in collaboration with clients who are experiencing the often complex issues frequently experienced by young adults struggling with emotional instability and effective communication of their needs.

Mandatory Standards and Codes for Healthcare Support Workers apply to all NHS staff delivering Psychology/Psychological Therapy Services who are not subject to statutory regulation. The post holder is required to hold and maintain membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and abide by the relevant Code of Conduct. The post holder will also be required to join and maintain a voluntary accreditation scheme for Clinical Associate Psychologists as these become established and available nationally.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

We are committed to developing a culture of coproduction, involving patients, families & carers in everything we do

Our values

We not only recruit based on qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess & demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. These include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health conditions, neurodiversity or learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader.

Date posted

06 June 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£35,392 to £42,618 a year Subject to Job Matching Process




2 years

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

Wonford House

Dryden Road





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