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Assistant Psychologist

Job Description

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are committed to ensuring people who work for the community trust have a good working life - and a good work life/home life balance.

The Community Neuro Rehab Team is a multidisciplinary community neurorehabilitation team which provides services across the county of Shropshire, including Telford and Wrekin.

We are looking for an enthusiastic motivated and personable Psychology graduate who has an interest in a career in psychology and in developing skills and experience in the field of neuropsychology.

The successful candidate will demonstrate existing knowledge and skills in neuropsychological assessment within an NHS setting.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to contribute to specialist assessment and individual/group rehabilitation programmes for working age persons with acquired brain injury, stroke, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or neurological conditions.

We are an established team and achieve beneficial outcomes through accurate assessment and a goal based approach to treatment. It is a supportive environment in which to learn and develop with the opportunity to develop skills in multidisciplinary working. Regular supervision will be provided by the Clinical Psychologists within the team.

The successful candidate will join a close and supportive multi-disciplinary team which consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Clinical Psychologists and Rehabilitation Assistants.

We have excellent administrative support and good links with the staff of the acute hospitals and other community and social services.

Patients often have complex needs that require cross disciplinary working. Therefore a good attitude to team work is essential, alongside good communication skills, flexibility and initiative.

Over recent years the team has undertaken the development of resources for people to use locally and nationally. Examples include a DVD and booklet on pacing for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and a group programme, Regaining Confidence after Stroke. The successful candidate will be organised and have skills in research/ audit and I.T.


As part of the recruitment process please answer the following question, in no more than 100 words, at the beginning of the ‘additional information/supporting statement’ box on your NHS Jobs application form: What is your experience of neuropsychological testing?

Applicants should note that where it is deemed that a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required, it will be the applicants responsibility to cover the cost of the check and payment must be made in advance for all bank positions.

The Trust supports a no smoking policy.

Childcare voucher schemes and subsidised childcare support is available to parents.

Staff who are new to the NHS will normally start on the bottom increment of the payscale advertised.

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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