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Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Auditory Implant Service

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £39,739 to £50,296 Pro rata per annum
Part Time (0.6 FTE) Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 21 December 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1365521LH-2R

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dedicated and compassionate multi-disciplinary team at The University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service (USAIS). USAIS is renowned for providing a regional service for severely and profoundly deaf adults, children and young people. 

You will be involved in providing a specialist psychology service to adult patients who are either undergoing an assessment to see if they might benefit from a Cochlear Implant, or who have already had their Cochlear Implant operation. The work includes specialist psychological assessment, formulation and therapy and there are opportunities for individual work, group work, and work with the wider system. Consultation and advice on patient’s psychological care to the wider multi-disciplinary team, as well as liaison with external agencies is also an important aspect of the work. 

You will work closely alongside one other Clinical Psychologist who leads the paediatric cochlear implant psychological service at USAIS, and have opportunities to develop the adult service yourself. There are also opportunities to teach on courses run at the University and with partner charities and organisations, as well as to utilise your research skills for audit, policy and service development within USAIS.  You will have a key role in the USAIS safeguarding team.   Attendances at conferences and training courses is encouraged and supported for continuing professional development.

You should be an experienced clinical psychologist with experience in working in the field of disability/health issues.  Experience with D/deaf people is desirable, but your induction will help you gain experience in this field.

Informal enquiries can be made to Mrs Nicola Sheppard, Team Lead, or Dr Louise Lee, USAIS Clinical Psychologist (paediatrics).   

Contact USAIS by telephone 02380 593522, or e-mail

For more information about the work of USAIS visit

Application Procedure  

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  Please quote reference 1265521LH-2R on all correspondence. 

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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