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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/08/2021.

Assistant Psychologist

Job Reference: 267-BM3304328

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Buckinghamshire CAMHS
Sue Nicholls Centre, Aylesbury
£21,892 - £24,157 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 an enthusiastic assistant psychologist to work within our Eating Disorder service across Buckinghamshire. The post holder will be based in Aylesbury.

The post-holder will be part of a specialist multi-disciplinary team and will support and enhance the professional psychological care of clients within the service, across all sectors of care. The main role of the post holder will be to support the implementation the eating disorder service for young people across Buckinghamshire. Key roles and responsibilities will include the development of service literature and working with young people, carers and clinicians to ensure high quality service audit and evaluation. There will also be opportunities to support the delivery of psychological interventions for eating disorders, interventions under the supervision of a qualified professional psychologist. This may include multi-family therapy, family-based interventions and CBT-based interventions. To assist in clinically related administration, conduct of audits, collection of statistics, development of audit and/or research projects, teaching and project work.

There are professional links across Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, with structures in place for supervision and governance arrangements. The post holders will be working alongside, and be supported by, the Consultant Clinical Psychologist within CAMHS Eating Disorders and other Clinical Psychologists within the service. There are strong links with the Oxford Clinical Psychology Training Course.

Due to the high volume of applications anticipated we reserve the right to close the application process once sufficient applications have been received. Please be advised to apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameElizabeth Templeman

Job titleClinical Psychologist


Telephone number01865 901325

  • 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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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