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Band 7 Specialist Therapist

Job Reference: 313-A-19-73739-NS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Adult Eating Disorders
Bennion Centre, Leicester
£37,570 / £38,765 / £40,092 / £41,486 / £43,772

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Part-Time: 0.8 WTE (30 Hours per week)

Leicestershire Adult Eating Disorders Service is based at Bennion Centre, Glenfield Hospital Site. We provide comprehensive inpatient; day-patient and outpatient care for the local population. We also provide specialist inpatient care for the East Midlands region.

We offer a range of group and individual therapies across the spectrum of eating disorders using NICE recommended and other evidence based treatments for our patients. We offer training and supervision in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM). We have a strong research and service evaluation structure, which provides opportunities for wider learning and development. We have links with the CBT Team as well as with the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Service which also strengthens our training and clinical opportunities.

Being based on the same site as the inpatient and day-patient services enables continuity of care for our patients and staff. We are able to work closely with the wider teams to facilitate and support therapeutic groups and other activities, which broadens the experience of our clinicians.

We are very excited to be offering a part-time post for a Cognitive Behavioural Specialist Therapist in the Outpatient Team. We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking clinician to strengthen our existing CBT structure and to further develop evidence based therapies in the eating disorders service. The primary role is to offer assessments for new patients and individual therapy for people with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. The majority of this work is with outpatients, but also with inpatient and day patients. Applicants who also have CBT group experience would be welcomed, to support groups for outpatients, inpatients and day patients. Training and supervision for this is offered.

Some experience of working with eating disorders would be preferred, however clinicians with little or no experience of this will be supported with appropriate training and supervision.

Candidates must have a CBT qualification, either diploma or Masters level, and must be BABCP accredited. Candidates must also have a core mental health profession as per person specification and will be up to date with all registration requirements for this role.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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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