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Clinical Associate in Psychology (CAP) - City & Hackney - INTERNAL APPLICATIONS ONLY

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction


At Turning Point, we are recognised leaders in helping people recover from addiction and gain control of their lives. By providing the right support at the right time and making sure that people can find all the help they need, we have grown into one of the largest providers of substance misuse services in England and Wales.

Our City & Hackney service is a fully integrated service delivered by Turning Point. There is a focus on partnership working throughout the service to support those in the local community who need assistance to achieve their goals. We deliver treatment and support across Hackney ensuring a holistic and inclusive approach to recovery.

We are looking for a dedicated, passionate and experienced internal applicant, for this exciting new role within our City and Hackney substance use service. The Trainee Clinical Associate in Psychology (CAP) is offered as a Master Level Apprenticeship over 18 months, undertaken in partnership with the University of Plymouth. As an apprentice you will be employed full time by Turning Point, with your time split between academic teaching/study and clinical practice in service. You will be supervised by a Highly Specialist Practitioner Psychologist. There may be times you are required to travel to the University of Plymouth for lectures. You can find out more information about the apprenticeship programme at Plymouth University here: The CAP Apprenticeship Standards can be viewed here:

Upon successful completion of the 18 month apprenticeship programme you will gain a Masters level qualification, and continue working in the City and Hackney service as a Band 6 Clinical Associate in Psychology. So if you’re passionate about people, ambitious and ready for a fresh challenge with a sector leader, then this could be the opportunity for you.

This is an apprenticeship role - as a Trainee CAP, the salary will be £29,574 - £34,566

On successfully qualifying, the salary will be £39,966.00 -  £46,754.00 

Role Responsibility

As a trainee Clinical Associate Psychologist, you will work closely with the Highly Specialist Practitioner Psychologist and the wider multidisciplinary teams. Your duties could include:

  • Delivering high quality, evidence based psychological assessments, formulations and interventions with the people we support, under the supervision of the HCPC registered practitioner psychologist.
  • Working with individuals and groups with complex and long-term needs, conducting risk assessments and risk formulations.
  • Using psychological outcome measures to evaluate and inform the quality of clinical practice.
  • Offering psychological perspectives and resources on client treatment during case consultation and team meetings.
  • Providing training, guidance and supervision to the multidisciplinary team, using psychological models, within the scope of your practice.
  • Obtaining feedback from staff and clients on psychologically-informed aspects of treatment, discussing with Practitioner Psychologists for team discussion on service improvements.
  • Undertaking clinically relevant audit, service evaluation and research.
  • Working with our national team of Clinical, Counselling and Forensic Psychologists to develop psychological and psycho-social approaches used across services.

The Ideal Candidate

Along with one year’s clinically relevant experience, you will need GCSEs in Maths and English at A*-C or equivalent, and a minimum 2:2 BSc (Hons) Psychology degree accredited by the BPS with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the BPS.

You cannot currently be on publicly funded training, nor accessed publicly funded training (in psychology) within the last 2 years -

You will have lived in the UK / EU / EEA for the last 3 years and will meet all Turning Point apprenticeship requirements which are as follows:

• Reside in England for 50% of the duration of the apprenticeship.

• Completed your probation and your foundation required learning in full.

• When on programme be in learning and attend regular meetings with the provider within 30 days.

• If you work for another organization as well, you must work more hours at Turning Point than your other employer.

Excellent communication skills, adaptability and commitment to the Recovery Agenda, will all contribute to you becoming a vital member of our clinical team.

About us

What Benefits Will I Receive?

We know reward looks different to each person and so whether its ways to make your money go further, a culture supporting recognition and celebration, or opportunities to boost your career – we want to support you in every way we can with our total reward package that includes:

  • Comprehensive learning and development opportunities so we can invest in your future – we’re proud to have a silver accreditation from Investors in People. Choose from our range of courses to gain recognised qualifications
  • 28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to buy additional holidays and spread the cost
  • An exclusive discounts hub for TP colleagues, to help make your money go further – including high street shopping, pubs and restaurants, mobile phones, gym memberships, and much more. You’ll also have access to the Blue Light Card, for even more discounts and savings!
  • Flexible working solutions to support your work-life balance
  • Life Assurance of up to 3x annual salary and a competitive Pension Scheme to support your savings and security
  • Access to our Rightsteps Therapy service – free, confidential telephone based counselling sessions, access to an online wellbeing platform, and a Financial Education hub to support your total wellbeing
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including a Digital GP, legal advice and more – all free to you and your immediate family
  • Recognition awards to recognise colleagues’ inspirational work and dedication, as well as Long Service bonuses to celebrate your commitment to us
  • Flexible benefit options including a Cycle to Work scheme and interest-free Season Ticket Loans
  • A £300 bonus if you successfully refer a friend as a new colleague through our Refer a Friend scheme, as a thanks from us!

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

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