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Psychology Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

This post involves being an Assistant Psychologist in the Community Neuro and Stroke Service, which provides specialist rehabilitation for people following a stroke or who have a neurological condition. It is a multidisciplinary team which benefits from dedicated input from a Clinical Neuropsychologist, a Clinical Psychologist, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Nurse Specialists, Rehabilitation Assistants and Administration.

The service is well established and provides community visits for patients who live within the area of Bath & North East Somerset. The post also involves providing psychological input to the Stroke Rehabilitation Beds based in the Sulis Unit at St Martins Hospital.

This is a fixed-term position of 37.5 hours per week for 12 months.

The post holder will be based within the Community Neuro and Stroke Service at St Martin’s Hospital in Bath, but is expected to travel across the BANES catchment area.  Core hours of the Service are between 8am and 6pm 7 days a week. 

Main Responsibility

As an Assistant Psychologist you will:

  • Work alongside the Psychologists and other clinicians to support patients in managing their conditions.
  • Complete neuropsychological and cognitive assessments
  • Provide interventions including cognitive rehabilitation, cognitive behavioural therapy, behaviour management, guided self-help and to run psycho-educational groups
  • Support the Service with research, audit and preparation of teaching and training
  • Adminsitrative duties 

Please see the attached job description for full list of job responsibilities.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Honours degree in Psychology. Eligible for graduate membership of the BPS
  • Experience of working with service-users who have long-term neurological conditions.
  • An understanding of the physical, psychological and social impact of living with a neurological condition.
  • Experience of administrating and scoring neuropsychological tests.
  • An ability to apply existing psychological knowledge and experience to a neuropsychological rehabilitation context.
  • High standard of interpersonal communication including communicating with patients and colleagues and ability to write detailed clinical reports.
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time.
  • Good IT skills.

Package Description

As an Assistant Psyhologist, you’ll be part of our valued team at Kempthorne House, St Martin's Hospital in Bath.

You will feel valued as an Assistant Psychologist within HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: 

  • £27,500 - £33,000 with group pension
  • Free tea and coffee at your base location
  • Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on every day purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
  • Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
  • Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling
  • Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise
  • An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year 
  • The pride of working for an organisation committed to the highest clinical and quality standards: with a majority of our rated services holding “good” or “outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission

About the Company

We change lives by transforming health and care. 

Established in 2006, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do. 


We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We’re a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.

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