Assistant Psychologist

113 Denmark Hill, Brixton, London SE5 8AQ, UK

Job Description


About the team:
The Early Youth Engagement (EYE-2) Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT). The EYE-2 study is a multi-site pragmatic RCT, funded by a grant from the National Institute for Health Research – Health Services and Delivery Research programme. It will investigate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a motivational engagement intervention, provided at a service level, in Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) services, in improving engagement and other outcomes in young people with first episode psychosis.

The project team are international leaders in the psychosis field. The trial is led by Prof Kathryn Greenwood (University of Sussex), and Prof Philippa Garety, Dr Emmanuelle Peters & Dr Sunil Nandha are leading the London site. Other sites include Manchester, Thames Valley, Cambridge-Norfolk and Hampshire.

About the role:
Applications are invited to apply for the Assistant Psychology at the South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London (KCL), starting September 2020. The post is an exciting opportunity to be part of the Early Youth Engagement (EYE-2) Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT).

The post-holder will be part of the wider EYE-2 research team and the local research team, which includes the site leads, two other Research Psychology Assistants, a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) lead (Christopher Shoulder), and the Lived Experience Advisory Panel (service users and carer team) for research processes.

The post-holder will be based in the participating EIP services, working as part of the EIP clinical team to deliver aspects of the EYE-2 intervention. They will also be part of a small research team, with the London site leads, Patient and Public Involvement lead, two service users and one carer. The post-holder will work directly with two EIP teams at the site to support facilitation of the EYE-2 intervention, including supporting the delivery of service user led social groups. The post holder will also be responsible for collating, collecting and entering routine outcome data, including service user questionnaires, and for collecting questionnaire and qualitative interview data from clinicians about their use of the intervention.

The successful candidate will be a graduate psychologist, with experience of working with people with psychosis and experience of conducting research studies. They should have strong communication and engagement skills, and be flexible and confident in working with service users with psychosis, as colleagues and as research participants, and in working with clinicians in multidisciplinary teams to collect routine and research data. Training and supervision will be provided by the local and wider EYE-2 study team.

About the location:
The post-holder will be based at 190 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 5DL

Our Trust headquarters is located at Denmark Hill less than 5 minutes from the train station (zone 2). We also provide services and operate across other locations, such as London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark; and substance misuse services for residents of Bexley, Lambeth, Greenwich and Wandsworth.

We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It’s important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
Generous pay, pensions and leave,we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
Work life balance,flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
Career development,There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
Car lease,our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
Accommodation,our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
NHS discounts,with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.
Other benefits include:
Counselling services
Wellbeing events
Long service awards
Cycle to work scheme
Season ticket loan
Childcare vouchers
Staff restaurants
We look forward to receiving your application

020 3228 6000
0800 731 2864
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113 Denmark Hill, Brixton, London SE5 8AQ, UK

  • Date Posted
  • 25 June 2020 5:07 pm
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  • Location
  • 113 Denmark Hill, Brixton, London SE5 8AQ, UK
  • Job Title
  • Assistant Psychologist
  • Hours
  • Unknown
  • Salary
  • £26,365 Fixed Salary (annually)
  • Experience
  • Bachelor's degree
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