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Band 8a Psychologist

Job Description

Are you a Clinical Psychologist seeking a new LOCUM challenge? Do you have previous experience working in a CAMHS setting?

Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a Band 8a Clinical Psychologist for a LOCUM contract supporting Black Country NHS Foundation Trust. The successful applicant will be instrumental in enhancing client care through their contributions to the psychological services provided.

Job Purpose: Band 8a Clinical Psychologist

Pay Rate: £35.00 LTD p/h + £250 SCS Sign-Up Bonus

Location: Staffordshire

Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00

Contract: 37.5 hours per week

This role entails active involvement in psychological service initiatives within specific teams, ensuring smooth delivery of psychological assessments, therapies, risk management, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct highly specialist psychological assessments for complex conditions, including neuropsychological testing.
  • Perform risk assessments and manage psychological risks for clients, advising other professionals.
  • Formulate and implement specialist psychological therapies for individuals, families, and groups.
  • Provide specialist psychological advice and consultation to staff for client diagnosis and intervention planning.
  • Supervise Trainee and Band 7 Applied Psychologists, ensuring appropriate support and professional development.
  • Stay updated with field developments through CPD activities, maintaining compliance with HCPC requirements.
  • Contribute to teaching on local Applied Psychology training courses.
  • Collaborate with service managers and MDT members to plan and map high-quality service provisions.
  • Participate in quality improvement projects, ensuring compliance with benchmarking requirements.
  • Undertake and supervise research and service evaluation projects, developing and implementing outcome monitoring.


  • Degree in Clinical or Applied Psychology, accredited by the BPS
  • HCPC Registration
  • Previous CAMHS experience

The benefits of Service Care Solutions:

  • 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.
  • DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.

Are you happy with your current agency?

  • £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 150 hours in your new placement.

  • Up to £750 Referral Bonus - Simply refer your friend. If they get the role, we'll give you up to £250.

To Apply:
Please contact Aaron: | (01772) 208 963