Assistant Psychologist

We are looking to recruit a compassionate and highly-motivated individual to work as an Assistant Psychologist in the Children’s Resource Service within Children and Families Services in Southampton City Council. You will be working primarily with the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) and Special Assessment Team (SAT), supporting the clinical and research work of this highly skilled, experienced and passionate team.

As an Assistant Psychologist within the service, you will be part of a team that provides high quality specialist assessments and multi-modal interventions to children and families who are subject to/or at risk of using court proceedings, with a range of complex needs in relation to their emotional health and wellbeing. You will be supported and supervised by a Clinical Psychologist in line with BPS requirements, with strong links to the local CAMHS and Adult Mental Health Services. 


Your role will involve direct and indirect work with individual clients and families including psychometric assessments, observations and brief intervention work; managing the waiting list, referrals and facilitation of the psychoeducation and therapeutic group interventions; collection, analysis and dissemination of clinical output and outcomes data; research to support the services evidence based interventions.


When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.


A Second Class Honours degree or equivalent is required and you will also need to be eligible for GBR with the BPS. The post will provide suitable experience for those intending to apply to undertake clinical psychology training. Ongoing CPD opportunities are offered within the Assistant Psychologist role.


This is an excellent opportunity for an energetic and hardworking individual, with an interest in attachment and trauma, to work as part of a team of professionals to support and engage families to understand and develop the skills to sustain positive change.

For further information about this role please view the job description.

If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you. 

Please note that interviews will be held on 30th July 2020. 

Contact details for informal discussion:

For further information and details regarding the position please contact Dr Emma Selwood, Lead Clinical Psychologist, Children and Families, via email on with a contact number so you can be called back.


Additional information: 

  • This post requires an Enhanced DBS check.
  • Please note the salary quoted is based on full time hours (37 hours). 
  • This post is 37 hours per week.
  • It is usual for successful candidates to start at the bottom of the pay grade.


The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed.  Unless there are specific criteria questions for you to evidence against. Applications are shortlisted against the essential and desirable criteria found within the job description for the post. Please refer to the job description when completing your application form and evidence how you meet the required criteria/questions. A CV on its own will not be considered.

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