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Band 8b Counselling psychologist

Job Description

Are you a Psychologist seeking a new LOCUM challenge? Do you have previous experience working with Adults suffering with Physical Health conditions?

Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a Band 8b Counselling Psychologist for a LOCUM contract supporting Cambridgeshire And Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. The successful candidate will provide psychological support to Adults and older adults with mental Health conditions. The contract will run for an initial period of 3 months with the likelihood of extension.

Job Purpose: Band 8b Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Pay Rate: £40.00 LTD p/h + £250 SCS Sign-Up Bonus

Location: Peterborough

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

Contract: 37.5 hours per week (Flexible)

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide clinical leadership to the locality older people's therapy service, responsible for the systematic provision of high quality evidence-based psychological, psychosocial and occupational therapies for older people.

  • To take a key leadership role in the locality mental health service, in conjunction with the area mental health lead and other senior clinicians and to be part of the leadership group for the locality.

  • To ensure that the older people's therapies service works collaboratively with other parts of the locality mental health team, neighbourhood teams, inpatient units and other teams to provide seamless care for older people with mental health problems and people with physical health problems with associated psychological needs.

  • To work with colleagues in neighbourhood teams to deliver a programme of screening for anxiety and depression in the older population.


  • HCPC Registration
  • Clinical/counselling Psychology Doctorate or equivalent
  • Substantial Mental Health experience working with adults of all ages

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? 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 150 hours 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!