Specialist Band 8a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Job Title: Specialist Band 8a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Norfolk
Salary: £47,126 - £53,219 Band 8a
Job Published: October 11, 2021 17:40

Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic Specialist Clinical or Counselling Psychologist with an interest in working with adults with learning disabilities.  You will join the Norfolk Community Health and Care (NCHC) Community Learning Disability Team in King’s Lynn. NCH&C has an “outstanding” CQC rating for its care - the first standalone NHS community trust in England to achieve this.

This is a Band 8a post, but we would accept a newly qualified Psychologist on a Band 7 preceptorship with a view to progressing to band 8a over time and appropriate CPD.

Main duties of the job

You will work within a countywide team of qualified Clinical Psychologists and Assistant Psychologists to provide psychological diagnostic and psychotherapeutic services to adults with learning disabilities.

You will provide specialist psychological assessment, formulation and intervention at the same time as offering advice and consultation on psychological interventions to non-psychologist colleagues, carers and other stakeholders.

You will act as the lead specialist within the multidisciplinary team on matters relating to psychology, cognitive impairment, learning, challenging behaviour and psychological approaches in mental health in adults with learning disabilities.

You will utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the teams.

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For further details please contact:

Dr Corrina Willmoth - Adult Learning Disability Psychology Lead


Tel: 01953 450800


Maria Cox - Health Team Manager - West CLDT


Tel: 01553 666680