Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical, Forensic, or Counselling)

Location: Merseyside

Salary: NHS level 7/8a - up to £53,219 per annum

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Client Services

Division: Skylight Merseyside

Hours per week: 35 (we welcome part time hours, minimum of 21 hours) We are also very open to support secondments from NHS or other organisations.

About us 

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

Title:                      Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical, Forensic or Counselling)

Location:             Merseyside (positions also available in South Yorkshire and Coventry)

Salary:                  Up to £53,219 per annum – Equivalent to NHS Agenda for Change, Band 7 – 8b depending on experience

Hours:                  Full-Time (35 hours) or Part-Time (min 21 hours). We are also very open to support secondments from NHS or other organisations

Crisis is a dynamic, innovative, and values-led organisation that offers person–centred support to people experiencing homelessness in services across the UK. Over the past two years, we have established a team of 11 Psychologists and Psychological Therapists. As a new team, we have enjoyed the support and flexibility needed to develop a service in keeping with our values as psychologists. This gives us the opportunity to work at both an individual and a wider systemic level to meet the emotional and psychological needs of the people who come to us for help.  

About the role 

You will join an extraordinary team of lead workers and specialist support staff with a focus on people facing homelessness who have survived a range of difficult and traumatic experiences.  

About you 

You will look forward to engaging with individuals who have very difficult lives and have struggled to access traditional forms of support. You will understand psychological distress in terms of a reasonable response to particularly challenging and often traumatic experiences. You will also see people in the context of their social and economic circumstances. You will have the skills to offer creative and flexible individual work, alongside consultation and reflective practice to core groups, multi-agency networks and the wider system. You will be excited about joining a local team of people who share a commitment to end homelessness and a national team of 11 clinical psychologists and psychotherapists led by a Lead Psychologist.  

We believe diversity is a strength, and our aim is to make sure that Crisis truly reflects the communities we serve. We are actively working towards our organisation being a place where everyone can thrive and make their best contribution to our mission of ending homelessness for good. We know that the more perspectives, voices, and experiences we can bring to this work, the better. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness, and people from all marginalised groups, communities and backgrounds.

If you would like to speak to me further about the role or understand more about Crisis and the work we do, I would really like to hear from you. Please e-mail Peter Oakes, Lead Clinical Psychologist, at or ring on 07989 214128 to arrange an informal conversation 

Working at Crisis 

As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including: 

  • Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%  
  • Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy  
  • 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days  

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career. 

When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.   

Closing Date: We will be scheduling interviews throughout the process. If you are considering applying, please get in touch and we can provide further detail. 


We welcome applications from people who identify as neuro diverse and want our recruitment process to be as accessible as possible. If you need us to make an adjustment or provide additional support as you apply for a role, please email and our Recruitment team will contact you to discuss how we can help.  

For more information about our work please visit: ​​​​​​​

To see our work in action please visit:[DS1]  

Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094


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