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Band 7 Specialist Clinical Psychologist (or equivalent)

Job Reference: 313-A-20-83428-NS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Clinical Psychology
£38,890 / £40,894 / £41,723 / £44,503

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.

Job title: Band 7 Specialist Clinical Psychologist (or an equivalent qualification) – Adults with Learning Disabilities.

Area of work: Scientific and professional - qualified

Employer: Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Department: Clinical Psychology Learning Disabilities Service, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Salary: £38,890 / £40,894 / £41,723 / £44,503

Hours per week: 37.5 hrs

Permanent:Band 7 permanent - new posts

Closing date: 21st August 2020

Due to psychology expansion we’re excited to be recruiting to some new posts in this well established service for adults with intellectual disabilities, with a plan for further expansion next year. We have an experienced psychology team, with excellent support systems in place. We work closely with our multi-agency colleagues to provide best practise care using our eight LD evidence based clinical pathways to make a difference to the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities.

As a band 7 clinical psychologist (or equivalent) you may be newly qualified and want to consolidate your skills across a range of settings and types of presentations, helping us to make a difference to the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities. This could involve:

  • Direct interventions or indirect using a range of psychological approaches.
  • Supporting Multi-agency colleagues in their psychological work and developing
  • Psychological mindedness through joint work, consultation and supervision.
  • Working through groups, systems and organisational projects.
  • Specialist assessments.
  • Contribute to training and service developments.
  • Opportunities for research, service evaluations.

A range of Psychological approaches is well established and much valued as part of our service’s multi-disciplinary psychological interventions strategy.

We support psychologists with CPD, regular supervision including a peer group and personal development plans. An interest in research is welcomed. You will have a doctorate-level or equivalent BPS approved qualification in clinical psychology (or an equivalent) and is HCPC registered. We regularly offer placements to CP trainees and the post holder is welcome to support training activities.

Leicestershire includes a range of urban and rural settings, together with a long established and exciting diversity of communities. The Trust welcomes applications from all sections of the community who fulfil the criteria for the post. We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of gender, ethnicity, disability and experience of mental illness.

To deliver an effective service it is essential that you are able to travel between varied bases and visits in a timely manner. A car driver would be desirable.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is a no-smoking organisation

We’re happy to talk or meet you before you apply. If you have any questions please contact Dr Bridget Cryer-Rolley, Clinical lead/Consultant Clinical Psychologist on Tel. (0116) 2955330 (answerphone) or 0777-5339350, Dr Laura Tubb 07876-392853 or Andy Watson, Service manager on 07789-958924

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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