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Senior Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 267-ADSCP8221

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Learning Disabilities
£40,428 to £48,514 per annum

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic band 8a Senior Clinical Psychologist to join a friendly and supportive community team for people with learning disabilities in South Oxfordshire. Within this role you will have the opportunity to deliver a range of complex psychological assessments and interventions to service users, carers, and family members across various settings. You will be expected to undertake supervision responsibilities, e.g. of a trainee or assistant psychologist. There are also opportunities for consultation to other professionals and there may be scope for some service development such as running groups or clinics and reviewing clinical pathways. The profession are well regarded and valued within the wider MDT, with lots of opportunities for joint working.

The psychology team have excellent links with the University of Oxford Clinical Psychology Doctorate course (the county-wide service regularly takes 4-6 trainees) and are well linked to the local SIG, DCP and national Faculty for people with Intellectual Disabilities. We support a range of training opportunities and ongoing professional development through appraisal and regular clinical, professional and management supervision from a Principal Clinical Psychologist.

The post is full time fixed-term for one year to cover maternity leave, with the possibility of being made permanent. You will be based in Abingdon, although travel to community locations is an essential part of the role and therefore a full driving license and access to a car is required. Requests for part time working and job shares will be considered.

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Dr Emma Drane, Principal Clinical Psychologist on 01865 903100 or

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Trust include:-

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

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  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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