How to get an Assistant Psychologist job in 2023 - contextual admissions - with Dr Alistair Teager and Anna Lee

The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast

Dec 5 2022 • 51 mins

Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode: 52: How to get

an assistant psychologist post in 2023 – Contextual admissions, with Dr

Alistair Teager and Anna Lee

Thank you for listening to the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast. How to get an assistant psychologist post is one of the most common questions I am asked.

I am so excited about this very modern way that one trust are going about recruiting their assistant psychologists and wanted to share it with you.

In this episode I am joined by Dr Alistair Teager and Anna Lee.

I hope you find the episode useful.

The Highlights:

  • • (00:28): Welcome and intro to the episode
  • • (01:49): Intro to my guests
  • • (02:45): Anna’s background
  • • (05:08): Anna’s day to day duties
  • • (06:09): Dr Alistair’s background
  • • (10:18): The wonderful diversity of this career
  • • (11:34): Traditional Assistant Psychologist recruitment processes
  • • (12:30): Moving towards contextual applications
  • • (12:59): Health Education England’s initiative
  • • (14:01): More information on the Salford applications process
  • • (15:43): How long does change take in the NHS?
  • • (17:31): What’s it like to see a job like this advertised?
  • • (20:00): Reflecting on Anna’s application
  • • (20:29): The importance of self-reflection in this career
  • • (21:08): The application process by itself is still useful
  • • (22:03): A cringe worthy story from Marianne
  • • (23:30): Each job advert should be different and bespoke
  • • (27:23): Adding humanity, reducing ambiguity and reducing anxiety.
  • • (30:57): Aiming for long-term employees
  • • (34:45): The actual interview process
  • • (39:35): Recruitment from the hiring manager’s perspective
  • • (43:23): Top tips for any other recruiters wanting to include more contextual admissions
  • • (47:54): How to contact Alistair
  • • (49:11): Summary and close


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