Assistant Psychologist
North West Kilmarnock Area Centre

Job reference: 032895

Location: North West Kilmarnock Area Centre

Job closing date: 29/10/2020

Job posted date: 08/10/2020

Salary: Band 5 (£25,100 - £31,649)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Psychological Services - Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Ayrshire & Arran

In support of our core purpose of Working together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran we are committed to a culture that is Caring, Safe and Respectful.  The post holder is required to work collaboratively in a safe, care and respectful way.

Psychological Services employs approximately 100 staff including the Professional Lead: Psychological Services, two Heads of Psychological Specialty (1) Adult and (2) Child and Adult Learning Disabilities. The Service comprises a professional skill-mix that includes Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, Clinical Associates in Applied Psychology, Clinical Nurse Specialists in CBT, Counsellors, Graduate Assistant Psychologists, Masters and Doctoral Trainees. The Service places a strong emphasis on governance and CPD and has excellent opportunities for training and access to special interest and professional groups. The Service has close links with the University of Glasgow, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Course and the Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology courses in Stirling, Dundee and Edinburgh.


As an Assistant Psychologist you will be based at the East CAMHS Team based in North West Area Centre Kilmarnock. Sessions may be allocated to the other CAMHS Teams and will reflect the need to meet the requirements of Children and Families in Ayrshire and Arran.

You will be expected to contribute to the specialist multidisciplinary CAMHS Teams, working under the supervision of a Clinical Psychologist. A specific focus of this post will be on assessment and post-diagnostic support for C&YP with neurodevelopmental conditions and their families and carers. You will be an enthusiastic and highly motivated Psychology graduates with a commitment to working with children and young people. Experience of working in services for people with neurodevelopmental conditions is desirable.

In order to support staff in the delivery of their role, Psychological Services places a strong emphasis on governance and CPD and has excellent opportunities for training and access to special interest/professional groups. Supervision for these posts will be from an experienced Clinical Psychologist.

A car owner/driver is essential.

Fixed term opportunity for 12 months.

Informal enquiries to: Mr Morgan MacPhail, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, CAMHS Psychology, CAMHS Arrol Park Resource Centre Ayr, Tel: 01292 615932

Dr Ken MacMahon, Head of Child & Learning Disability Psychological Specialty, 1st Floor, Horseshoe Building, Ayrshire Central Hospital, Irvine, Tel: 01294 323325.