Counselling, Clinical or Forensic Psychologist - Adult Autism Specialism

Job Title: Counselling, Clinical or Forensic Psychologist - Adult Autism Specialism
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Northampton
Salary: £41,000 - £48,000 depending on experience
Job Published: June 12, 2019 09:26

Job Description

Counselling, Clinical or Forensic Psychologist  - Adult Autism Specialism

Forensic Psychiatric Setting

Location   Northampton

Career level C -  Manager/ Expert  (NHS 8a)

Salary:  £41,000 - £48,000 depending on experience

Hours:    Full-time 37.5 hrs per week.

We are currently looking for HCPC registered Counselling, Clinical or Forensic Psychologist with an interest in working with men with a diagnosis of autism who require assessment and treatment within a forensic psychiatric setting.

Firstly, a bit about us

St Andrew’s is the largest independent provider of services to the NHS, a unique mental health charity aspiring to deliver truly world-class care.  Our highly specialist Integrated Practice Units (IPUs) put the needs of our patients first and places them firmly at the heart of decision making, with all surpluses reinvested into their care.

Your role with us

You will be an HCPC registered Counselling, Clinical or Forensic Psychologist looking for an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in the practice of clinical or forensic psychology.

You will have the opportunity to apply specialist psychological skills in the assessment, formulation and treatment of autistic adults with complex mental disorders (predominantly psychosis, but with other co-morbid conditions) in combination with the application of forensic models to treat and manage risk.

As a ward psychologist you will apply skills and expertise in clinical and risk assessments, collaboratively develop formulations; plan, sequence and deliver group or individual psychological interventions and consult to the MDT to enable our patients to improve their mental health, manage their risks and progress to greater independence.

You will be part of a team of psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists, working in a friendly multidisciplinary team based at our hospital site in Northampton.

St Andrews has an excellent record of providing opportunities for research, training and continuing professional development and you will have the opportunity to take part and contribute this.

Rewards and Benefits

 We offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • Excellent professional and career development and training opportunities
  • ‘Transform’  - our Leadership development program
  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS
  • 38 days annual leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application
  • On-site facilities such as gym access, swimming pool, café, library all set within beautiful grounds.


We encourage motivated and interested psychologists to contact us to discuss this post, and to come and visit us to learn more about working at St Andrew’s.

If you have any questions regarding the post or want to arrange a visit please contact:

Peter Ford, Lead Consultant Psychologist, and Clinical Lead for the ASD Integrated Practice Unit :- email:, Tel: 01623 665357 or

Admin Support: Mel King email:, Tel: 01604 608697

Closing date: Sunday 7th July 2019