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Band 7 Senior Therapist

Job Reference: 313-A-19-69639-UZ

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Therapy Services for People with Personality Disorder
£37,570 / £38,765 / £40,092 / £41,486 / £43,772

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust


Therapy Services for People with Personality Disorder


Francis Dixon Lodge

Gwendolen House


Job Title: Senior Therapist (3 posts)


Job Type: Permanent -37.5 Hours per week


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Band 7 Senior Therapist (3 posts) to work in our Outreach Team (in the Therapy Services for People with Personality Disorder).This service provides psychological treatments, consultancy and second opinions for people who attract a diagnosis of moderate to severe Personality Disorder.


Personality Disorder is characterised by enduring patterns of inner experience or behaviour which differ significantly from others in the individual’s culture, and are persistent, pervasive and problematic. Often this is a consequence of severe or prolonged trauma in childhood which interacts with genetic vulnerability.

Commonly occurring is a chaotic lifestyle, seriously impaired interpersonal relationships or high risk impulsive behaviour that evokes high levels of anxiety in carers, relatives and professionals involved. People with Personality Disorder find it difficult to let themselves be helped, requiring a constant effort on the part of staff to develop and sustain a therapeutic relationship based on trust. In addition to the high risk of suicide, their lives are at risk from self-neglect, addictions, accidents and violence.


The Outreach Team (one of three in the service), triages referrals and provides a number of groups including: The Understanding Yourself Groups, Emotional Management Groups, and 'Stop & Think' Groups. The groups focus on psychoeducation, harm reduction, distress tolerance, emotional resilience, problem solving and metallisation.


The team is also responsible for outreach work in various settings including Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT’S) and Primary Care. This work consists of case discussion/ reflective practice groups, professionals meetings, second opinions, supervision and training.


Free parking is available on the Leicester General Hospital Site.


For further information or informal discussion, please contact: Hilary Corcoran, Psychotherapist and Team Lead; or Aidan Lunt, Consultant Adult Psychotherapist and Service Lead on 0116 295 2530.

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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