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Band 7 Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 313-A-21-90208-SB

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Families and Young Peoples Services (FYPC)
£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.

Band 7 Clinical Psychologist based at The Beacon, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester

The Beacon Unit at the Glenfield Hospital in Leicester is named to represent hope for a brighter future. To help with this aspiration, the Trust is looking to appoint a Clinical Psychologist to join the adolescent inpatient service.

The Beacon is a recently opened purpose built unit co-designed by staff from the Trust’s specialist child and adolescent inpatient service. The facility has 15 beds and in future will be able to offer care for young people with eating disorders who require an inpatient stay. Young people have previously had to go out of area for this specialist care. This is an exciting time of expansion and implementation of a trauma-informed pathway of care.

The post involves 4 days of inpatient working and 1-day of outpatient working.

The role:

Whilst a full Job Description and Person Specification is attached to this advertisement, key elements of the role include (but are not limited to):

  • Provision of specialised Clinical Psychology Services within the CAMHS Inpatient Service (across 4 days) for clients, their carers and families.
  • Provide specialist psychological assessment and therapy at the same time as offering advice and consultation on clients’ psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other, non-professional carers.
  • Work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures and utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research.
  • The remaining 7.5 hours will be providing the above within the outpatient CAMHS service. This will either be with the city or county CAMHS Team depending on service need and will be to offer specialist assessment and intervention work on an outpatient basis

The Successful Applicant will:

  • Have the qualifications and experience as highlighted in the Person specification
  • Have experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency setting. Experience in a CAMHS or similar setting.
  • Have experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings.
  • Have experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life span and presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity. Maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of psychological therapies/interventions in complex cases.
  • Demonstrate skills in the use of methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Possess well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.

In return, we can offer an excellent work environment together with the opportunity to develop your career further.

As the role requires the successful applicant to travel, there are car lease schemes available .

If you would like any additional information and would like to have an informal discussion about the site and the role, please contact Dr Nicole Morris at or call on 01162961199 / 01162952998

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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