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Clinical Psychology Assistant Practitioner

Job Reference: 351-CW580-CL

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Psychology Assistant Practitioner
LD Community Team Lancaster & Morecambe (W), Lancaster
£20,150 to £23,363 pa

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work and has a sound future as a leading provider of excellent services. The Trust invests in its staff and seeks to provide them with opportunities for training and personal development.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2002 and authorised as a Foundation Trust on 1st December 2007. The Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.5million people. The services provided include community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services including physiotherapy, podiatry and speech & language. The Trust specialises in inpatient and community mental health services. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust covers the whole of the county and employs around 7,000 members of staff across more than 400 sites.

Lancashire Care Foundation Trust


Post Title: Assistant Psychologist, Learning Disability Services

Base – NHS Offices, Lancaster and Morecambe

Grade - 4

Hours – 19.5

Fixed term - 12 months


An exciting opportunity has arisen with the Adult Community Learning Disability Service, for an Assistant Psychologist to join and support the work of the team in Lancaster and Morecambe for a fixed term of 12 months.


The post holder will practice under the supervision of a Clinical Psychologist and the Integrated Service Leader, and would work within an integrated health team providing clinical support to adults with learning disabilities with a variety of health and behavioural needs.


It is expected you will have some experience of working with adults with a learning disability with a wide range of complex health needs including challenging behaviour.


Please note that due to the anticipated high interest for this post, numbers of applications progressing to shortlisting will be capped.


For informal enquires contact: Sue Austen Locality Lead for Psychology North or Alison Riley (Integrated Service leader) on Tel: 01524 550330.


Unfortunately due to the high level of enquiries we expect for this post we will be unable to return individual calls and emails about the post or about progress with short listing. Please be advised that people will be notified via Trac and will be contacted if they are successful in being short listed for interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For informal enquires contact: Sue Austen Locality Lead for Psychology North or Alison Riley (Integrated Service leader) on Tel: 01524 550330.

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be measured against this document. Applications from job share partners are welcome and other forms of flexible working will be considered for all posts.

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You are advised to consider applying for LCFT vacancies as soon as possible as in some instances vacancies are closed as soon as a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you are not invited to interview within 3 weeks of the closing date then please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful, as it is not possible to contact all unsuccessful candidates.

Lancashire Care is committed to celebrating difference as an asset and we know that recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds helps to create a more flexible, creative and effective workforce. We welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation. If there is anything you’d like to discuss in relation to your application then please ask.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system - TRAC systems. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to LCFT transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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