Psychology Assistants (2 Posts)
Job Reference: 267-CSPA561
Salary: Band 5 £21,909 to £28,462 pa
Applications are invited for two psychology assistant posts. The posts will commence in March 2017, with one post for 28 months and the other post for 23 months.
The person will be based in Prof Daniel Freeman’s Oxford Cognitive Approaches to Psychosis (O-CAP) research group at the University of Oxford, and work in Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and neighbouring NHS trusts.
The post provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to a multi-centre randomised controlled trial (SlowMo) funded by the NIHR EME programme, evaluating the clinical effectiveness and mechanisms of action of an innovative digital therapy (SlowMo) for persecutory delusions.
SlowMo targets thinking habits which are known to contribute to paranoia, and works by supporting people to slow down for a moment to reduce fast thinking and the subsequent impact of paranoia on their lives. SlowMo is one of the first digital psychological therapies designed specifically for severe mental health problems, and addresses challenges to engagement and adherence by providing an easy to use and enjoyable interface.
The project is led locally by Prof Daniel Freeman and the overall project lead is Prof Philippa Garety at KCL London, together with a team of 10 co-applicants.
Your primary role will be to recruit and assess participants in the trial, involving close liaison with clinical teams and service users, and to undertake data entry and data management. The job will involve a considerable amount of travel around NHS trusts and a clean driving licence is essential. You will be supervised by Prof Daniel Freeman and the site coordinator, who will be a qualified clinical psychologist. There will also be links with the central Trial Coordinator (Dr Tom Ward) based at King’s College London, and the whole Project Team.
The successful candidate will be a graduate psychologist, and it will be advantageous to have experience of working with people with psychosis and of conducting research studies. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills are essential as well as the ability to deliver work according to deadlines and possess a flexible, adaptable team-working attitude. The post will suit individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in clinical psychology.
Closing date: 21 November 2016
Interview date: 13 December 2016.
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