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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/08/2022.

Senior Assistant Psychologist

Job Reference: 160-388900

Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
160 Rehab Network (1602735)
£25,655 to £31,534 pa


CQC rated Outstanding
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Please note: We may close this advert early if we receive sufficient applications

Senior Assistant Psychologist

The Cheshire and Merseyside Rehabilitation Network is the first of its kind in England, providing a collaborative partnership across specialist rehabilitation inpatient units, outpatients and community services.

Our mission
To provide high quality specialist rehabilitation care, underpinned by best practice, research and education to optimise clinical outcomes of Cheshire and Merseyside patients.

Our vision
To deliver high quality specialist rehabilitation that is inclusive and constantly improving and is available to all patients following traumatic injury or illness, through a co-ordinated rehabilitation pathway across hospital through to community.

Due to the extremely high calibre of previous assistants, applicants should only apply if they have a high 2:1 BSc in psychology. Applicants without this will NOT be shortlisted for interview. Previous experience of working with adults with neurological conditions and/or complex physical health condition is essential to the post. Previous experience of 1:1 therapeutic work, group work, family support and staff training are also of benefit. The multi disciplinary team consists of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, nurses and medical consultants; previous experience of working within an NHS setting within the context of a multi-disciplinary team is essential. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are essential.
Experience of delivering neuropsychological assessments such as the RBANS, WAIS4 and WMS 4 and DKEFS would be advantageous, as would experience of running psychoeducation and or/mindfulness groups.

Regular clinical supervision will be provided by a qualified clinical psychologist, there is opportunity for peer supervision with other assistants working across the network and access to neuropsychology supervision with a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist. The team have a proven track record of supporting high calibre assistants to obtain places on clinical training courses across the country. There are regular CPD opportunities through in house training provided by wider network staff.

We are seeking two motivated, creative and resourceful assistants to join a dynamic team of psychologists. Working in a rehabilitation setting can be both challenging and rewarding; excellent organisation skills, using supervision effectively and displaying appropriate autonomy are all key skills essential to the post.


Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process please contact a member of the HR Services Team on 0151 556 3124 or 0151 556 3217 at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.

All positions at The Walton Centre are subject to a 6 month probationary period.

Flexible working requests will be considered and any decisions based on service need.

Any applicants requiring a DBS check are encouraged to sign up to the DBS update service.

Any trans applicants who will require a DBS check and do not want to reveal details of their previous identity can contact the DBS Sensitive Applications Team (0151 676 1452 or email with their application number once they have completed their DBS application form. The team are then able to preventany previous identity showing on the DBS Certificate, unless the applicant has a conviction under their previous details in which case this will need to be disclosed.

In accordance with GDPR legislation we are required to inform you that should you apply for a role in the Trust your details will be kept on the NHSJobs webiste for a period of 14 months from application and then destroyed.

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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