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Band 8a Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 313-A-21-94103-NS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
£45,753 to £51,668

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.


Family, Young People and Children’s Division


Outpatient CAMHS Outpatient Team, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Band 8a Clinical Psychologist –Full-Time (open to considering part-time or job share)

We are advertising a full time Band 8a Clinical Psychology post to join our large team of Psychologists working in a strong multi-disciplinary setting delivering a service for young people and their families / carers in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We are a large multi-disciplinary service, serving a general population of nearly 1 million. Our CAMH Service is comprehensive and in addition to our outpatient teams has specialist teams for inpatient adolescent services, Crisis and Home Treatment, Learning disabilities, Primary Mental Health Services, Looked After and Adopted children, Young Offenders and Homeless children and Paediatric Psychology.

The post holder will be an experienced Clinical Psychologist with knowledge, skills and experience in the assessment of Children, Adolescents and Families. The post holder will also be working with Clinical Psychologists at different grades, Assistant Psychologists, and other members of the multi-disciplinary team. In addition to senior level clinical duties, the post-holder will be expected to provide supervision to Band 7 Clinical Psychologists, Trainee Clinical Psychologists and Assistant Psychologists in the team, and also to provide consultation to MDT colleagues as and when needed, and contribute to the teaching programme on the local Clinical Psychology Doctoral course.

The post holder will be joining a large supportive service with good levels of supervision and a personal development programme to help achieve further relevant training targets.

We encourage research and post qualification training and have good links with the department of psychology of Leicester University and the Greenwood Institute of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry that is situated at our Westcotes site. We are well resourced for equipment and clinical resources.

We have a history of expansion and further career opportunities may become available for post-holders who are able to show enthusiasm, innovation and initiative.

Enquiries should be made to Dr Nisha Karia, Principal Clinical Psychologist on 0116 295 2992.

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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