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Band 7 Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist (Subject to Banding)

Job Reference: 313-A-20-82674-NS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Child Psychotherapy
£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.

Band 7 Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist


We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and flexible ACP registered Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist to join us in outpatient CAMHS, The directorate of Families, Young People and Children’s Service (FYPC), for 4 days per week.


The Team

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as 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.

The Directorate of Families, Young People and Children’s Service incorporates a wide range of services for people of all ages to:

• Improve the health of our local communities

• Provide appropriate health services universally to all children and young people

• Provide necessary additional health interventions for service users with identified needs

• Meet the specialist needs of service users locally and across the region

The Directorate has a unique opportunity to deliver these services in a more joined-up way to enhance the experience and outcomes of people who use them. Within CAMHS there is a strong team identity, consisting of 2 x outpatient teams: City and County with a single point of access to deal with new referrals. The service receives approximately 4000 new referrals per year and consists of approx. 47 WTE clinical staff.

The child psychotherapy team is a valued part of the multi-disciplinary CAMHS team and offers consultations, assessments and treatment to the young people and families in Leicestershire.


Regular supervision is provided in addition to fortnightly meetings with the child psychotherapy team (1x band 8b, 3x band 8as, 1x band 7 and two trainees), as well as CPD events and outpatient team meetings. The child psychotherapy team is well established and supportive of each other and the team.


The Role


The role will involve assessment, consultation with CAMHS staff and external agencies, treatment (short-term, time limited and longer term work), parent work, potential for group work and facilitating reflective practice groups for staff, work to support the child psychotherapists in training, administration and record keeping.


You’ll be working 30 hours per week, within office hours, Monday to Friday


It is required that applicants are members of the Association of Child Psychotherapists with an Association of Child Psychotherapists’ accredited training. This post would suit an experienced or a newly qualified Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist who has experience of generic and/or specialist CAMHS work and who is able to manage a varied clinical caseload including cases with complex and challenging presentations and risk.


Additional information:


As an employer, we offer:

  • Agile working with ICT support
  • Staff Benefits including NHS Pension, childcare vouchers, salary sacrifice schemes, discount schemes
  • Staff health and wellbeing, subsidised gym membership and other wellbeing support


Leicester has good rail links with Birmingham (55min), London (65mins), Nottingham (25min) and Derby (20min). It is also easily accessible by car via the M1, M69, A6, A46 and A47.


Leicester is a vibrant, diverse city with a great deal of history, culture and green parks. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and has many attractive and very affordable towns and villages.


For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact: Dr Lynne Taylor, Lead Child Psychotherapist via email on:


Closing date: as soon as sufficient applications are received.

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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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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