An exciting opportunity has arisen for a clinical psychologist to join our East Suffolk Learning Disability and Autism pathway within Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust. The Learning Disability and Autism pathway works with adults over the age of 18 who have a learning disability and/or autism spectrum disorder and a mental health problem and/or challenging behaviour.

Whilst working within a specific pathway you will have opportunities for close collaboration with colleagues from other pathways, disciplines and clinical backgrounds, as well as the opportunity to meet up with other psychologists in other learning disability pathways across Suffolk.

You will be involved in providing assessment / formulation, individual therapy, neuropsychological assessments, and interventions with carers and families. They will work closely with the multidisciplinary team participating in regular team meetings and will provide consultation and support team formulations across the wide range of professionals within the learning disability pathway.

We would consider newly qualified clinical psychologists, under a preceptorship arrangement, who have relevant experience and are committed to further developing their skills.

We are a collaborative, committed and supportive service with well-established arrangements for supervision. We have strong links with the University of East Anglia and regularly provide supervision for clinical placements. Research interests are encouraged and supported, as is CPD.

This is a full-time post. However please speak to us if you would be interested in working part time or flexible working.


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • gym membership
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interview dates are yet to be set; you will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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If you would like more information about this post please contact Dr Eleanor Ritson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist on 01473 341100, or Susie Howlett, Service Lead, on 01473 237028.