Assistant Psychologist

Location: Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Salary: £12.76 per hour

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 

The Willows are looking to appoint an Assistant Psychologist with a professional qualification on a full-time basis of 40 hours per week. The successful candidate will have a desire to support our service users during a period of rehabilitation and have experience of working with people with mental health problems or disabilities. Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team within a setting providing direct care of a psychological nature is desired. 

Rewards & Benefits:

  • *Competitive salary*
  • Access to a wide range of free online courses for all staff on a variety of topics for self-development of your career
  • Free DBS Check
  • Stakeholder Pension
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme
  • Annual Employee Awards Evening
  • Employee Recognition Schemes
  • Career progression within the company
  • CareTech Foundation – Opportunity to apply for family and friend’s grants
  • Free on-site parking
  • £500 Recommend A Friend Bonus* (T&C’s apply)

The role:

  • Support patients toward recovery, through contribution to assessment and evidence based intervention.
  • Work closely with other professions including Psychiatry, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Support Workers
  • Work with innovation and independence, while closely supported and supervised by a Clinical Psychologist
  • Support the Clinical Psychologist in their day-to-day tasks.  Duties will range from helping them to deliver clinical services – such as psychological assessments and interventions – to
  • governance, data collection and analysis, administrative activities, and assisting with aspects of report writing and project development.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities. The post holder may be required to undertake other duties following appropriate discussion with their line manager.


  • A good level degree in Psychology (BA or BSc)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A passion for learning and working as part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation mental health team
  • Experience within the healthcare sector

Desired qualities:

  • Eligibility for British Psychological Society Graduate Membership
  • Experience of working with people with Personality disorder
  • Previous experience in a paid/voluntary Assistant Psychologist role

Who we are:

The Willows is registered with the Care Quality Commission as an independent hospital able to support individuals detained under The Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007), subject to a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding (DoLS) or informally.

The service supports men stepping down from secure or acute mental health services, who require a period of rehabilitation, prior to discharging into the community. Individuals who have experienced a breakdown in their community placement and require a period of stabilisation to reduce acute symptoms may also benefit from a period of admission.

The CareTech Group; established in 1994, and is one of the largest providers of specialist social care services supporting 5000 adults with a wide range of needs in more than 300 services across the UK. Committed to the highest standards of care and governance, we provide innovative care pathways for vulnerable people to live in community settings. We support people to take control of their lives – this could be finding employment, having an active social life, learning new skills or building self-confidence.  

Successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure prior to commencement of employment, the disclosure expense will be met by the employer.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact every applicant. We will be in touch 7-10 days after receipt of your CV if progressing your application to the next stage. 

* Some of our roles require male or female employees only, where this is indicated it is a genuine occupational requirement, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 *

We do reserve the right to close the vacancy early, should we receive a sufficient number of suitable applicants. 





Location: Wisbech, PE13 4NQ

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