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Clinical / Counselling Psychologist

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Bracknell, Berkshire
£45,753 to £59,360 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Clinical, Counselling
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time, Permanent

Clinical / Counselling Psychologist
Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
The closing date is 05 May 2024

Job summary

Are you a qualified or soon to qualify Clinical / Counselling Psychologist looking to work with children and adolescents with complex mental health difficulties?

Does a flexible role that coincides with your home life as well as paying HCAS sound like what you are looking for?

Would you be proud to work for an "Outstanding" Trust that has a huge focus on the wellbeing of their staff?

Here at Berkshire Healthcare, we are recruiting for a number of Clinical / Counselling Psychologist roles across our Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) , Neurodiversity and Learning Disabilities Teams.

As a Trust, our services operate geographically from a number of sites across Berkshire, from the East as far as Slough to Newbury in West Berkshire.

Our Clinical / Counselling Psychologists work within our multidisciplinary teams, playing an important role providing specialist psychological assessments, care planning and a range of evidence-based psychological interventions. They work both one to one with our patients as well as delivering group treatments.

We have strong, supportive teams who can offer you good clinical supervision as well as training opportunities in desirable fields.

Main duties of the job

Must haves for this role:

  • HCPC registered Psychologist with a doctorate in counselling or clinical psychology
  • Previous leadership / managerial experience
  • Experience working in a mental health service
  • Experience of delivering agreed/specified service targets and demonstrable effective time management in a busy and demanding environment

(As a newly qualified Clinical / Counselling Psychologist, we appreciate you will not have some of these lived experiences, but we would still like to hear from you)

About us

Some of the benefits of working for us include:

  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

We have a number of Clinical / Counselling Psychologist vacancies and the JD and responsibilities are dependent on role and Service applied for after discussion.

This vacancy is for candidates who have the legal right to work in the United Kingdom without requiring overseas sponsorship.

However, If you require sponsorship or assistance obtaining a work visa and would like to join the Berkshire Healthcare team as a registered healthcare professional there may be other vacancies which you can apply for, please contact our partner agents However, candidates from countries on the World Health Organisation Red List cannot be supported.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered Psychologist with a doctorate in counselling or clinical psychology

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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