Senior Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Senior Clinical Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxfordshire
Salary: £45,753 - £51,668
Job Published: May 13, 2021 14:33

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Clinical Psychologist

Grade: Agenda for Change Band 8a

Salary: £45,753 - £51,668

Hours per week: 37.5 (with the possibility of part-time hours or job share)


Oxford ADHD & Autism Centre are offering an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced Clinical Psychologist to work within our multi-disciplinary team and conduct children’s ADHD and Autism assessments as well as therapeutic work.

The post is for full-time hours but we are happy to consider part-time or job share applications. Knowledge and experience of neurodevelopmental conditions is essential but further training can be arranged. Supervision and support will also be provided.

You should be

The post holder/s will work within our multi-disciplinary team and conduct children’s ADHD and Autism assessments, along with another member of the team. There will also be some therapeutic work required as well as parental support.

All of our children’s assessments are multidisciplinary and you will be working alongside either a Child and Adolescent psychiatrist, a Paediatrician or another experienced Clinical Psychologist. 

We are

We are a friendly, established team, conveniently located on the outskirts of Oxford. Since opening in 2016, demand for our high-quality services has increased through reputation and we have close contacts with GPs and a number of renowned independent schools.

Our team includes Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Adult Psychiatrists, a Paediatrician, Clinical Psychologists, an Assistant Psychologist, Autism and ADHD coaches and a specialist teacher. They are all experienced in the assessment and management of neurodevelopmental conditions.

We conduct ADHD and Autism assessments across the lifespan, provide medication follow-up appointments and general psychiatric services. We offer psychological interventions and post-diagnostic support to patients and their families.

We have carried out >200 children's assessments commissioned by the NHS and currently hold an NHS contract for adult ADHD assessments.

The Centre is CQC approved and we hold regular training sessions for our staff.

Key Responsibilities

To provide highly specialist clinical assessments, formulations and interventions for children and young people referred to the Centre.

To select and deliver evidence-based specialist therapeutic interventions, drawing from a broad spectrum of systemic models, monitoring outcome and modifying and adapting interventions as necessary, based on the highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.

To provide consultations to other clinical staff on the use of clinical techniques and, where appropriate, to jointly work with other team members in the provision of therapeutic interventions

To provide consultation and facilitation to multi-disciplinary staff in case discussions, planning and decision making.

To be responsible for the allocation and/or clinical supervision of the work of more junior clinicians in the team.

To contribute to the appraisal of more junior clinicians, as appropriate.

To contribute to the recruitment of more junior clinicians, as appropriate.

To provide supervision for clinicians within own speciality of work or other multi-disciplinary staff as appropriate.

To contribute to the development of the knowledge and skills base within the Centre by maintaining an active awareness of current developments in your specialist modality and by implementing knowledge gained in practice.

To ensure that all information generated by own work is recorded as required by the Centre policies and procedures.

To maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping and report writing, according to professional and Centre guidelines, including electronic data entry.

To receive regular clinical and professional supervision from a more senior clinician according to appropriate professional guidelines.

To ensure own Continuing Professional Development in line with professional requirements and the Centre Personal Development Plan requirements.

To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of current developments in professional and clinical practice and of relevant legislation and policies.

To work flexibly which may include offering some regular commitment to late clinics or Saturday working, within the overall Job Plan.

Person Specification: Essential

Qualifications and Professional Registration

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or masters equivalent in Clinical Psychology), appropriate HCPC registration, and demonstrable practice in this field.

Additional training in a specialised area of practice through formal post-qualification training (PG Diploma or equivalent), OR a combination of specialist short courses and/or an evidenced portfolio of supervised practice-based learning in a specialist area of clinical practice, assessed by an experienced clinical supervisor to be of equal level to a Postgraduate Diploma or higher.

Registered with the appropriate clinical specialist body and evidence of continuing professional development as required. 


Advanced knowledge of specialist clinical models in clinical assessment and treatment including knowledge of specific modality theories and evidence. 

Knowledge of legislation in relation to children and young people’s mental health issues and child protection. 

MSc level knowledge of research methodology and complex statistical analysis. 


To have previous experience of working in a CAMHS/independent NDT team

To have recognised qualification in established ASD/ADHD assessment tools 

Evidence of having worked as a clinical specialist in a NDT.

Experience of providing specialist modality psychotherapy assessment, formulation and intervention with clients across a range of psychological needs of a complex nature.

Experience of carrying out post-doctoral research, audit or service evaluation projects. 

Please visit our website ( to find out more about us and have a look at our team. For further details and informal visits, please contact Dr Polly Branney on 01865 744144 or