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Band 8a Psychologist

Job Description

Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a Band 8a Psychologist for a LOCUM contract supporting Croydon Health Services. The successful candidate will provide specialist psychological service within the Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT) throughout the Croydon Area. The contract will run for a minimum of 4 months with the possibility of extension. Both Full-time and Part-time applications will be considered.

Job Purpose: Band 8a Psychologist
Pay Rate: £35.00 LTD p/h + £250 SCS Sign-Up Bonus
Location: Bernard Weatherill House, Croydon CR10 1EA
Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00
Contract: Full-Time (Part-Time Considered)

The post holder will work as part of the wider multi-disciplinary Mental Health Team and provide Psychological Assessments and 1:1 treatment to service users with a variety of Mental Health needs including Learning Disabilities.
Key Responsibilities:

  • To communicate highly complex and sensitive information to clients and to other agencies where there may be differing opinion, hostility, and the potential for violence. Clinical work will involve frequent involvement with highly emotive and distressing casework (including patients who have histories of trauma and abuse, substance and alcohol misuse, and serious mental illness).
  • To carry out comprehensive psychological and cognitive assessments and formulate and implement psychological interventions.
  • To provide specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing to the patient's formulation, interventions, implementation and monitoring of plans.
  • In agreement with the Operational Clinical Lead for Learning Disabilities and Consultant Clinical Psychologist, to propose and implement policy and service changes for the CLDT, Trust and other local partner agencies.


  • Qualification in either clinical or counselling Psychology
  • HCPC Registration
  • UK Driving Licence


  • Four weekly payroll runs
  • £250 training allowance
  • Excellent pay rates
  • Exceptional referral bonuses
  • Specialists mental health consultants offering single point of contact
  • Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
  • Ltd & PAYE payment options available
  • Nationwide provider of mental health staff to over 40 different NHS trusts offering mental health services and over 200 local authorities.
  • FREE DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services
  • FREE Occupational Health Check and Immunisations

Are you happy with your current agency? At SCS, we believe in rewarding your loyalty and hard-work!

  • £150 Agency Switch Bonus - If you're unhappy with your current agency or simply fancy a change, Service Care Solutions will give you £150 for bringing your current contract to us.
  • £250 Welcome Bonus - We are offering a Welcome Bonus of £250, paid after completion of two weeks in your new placement.
  • £250 Referral Bonus - Simply refer your friend. If they get the role, we'll give you £250. That's £1000 if you refer 4 friends - easy money whilst helping out your friends and family!