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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/02/2022.

Child Clinical/ Counselling / Health Psychologist- Paediatric Diabetes

Job Reference: 274-LPFT7708

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Child Psychological Therapies, The Horizon Centre, Monson Street
£47,126 to £53,219 pa

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.

Band 8a Specialist Child Clinical/ Counselling / Health Psychologist OR Band 7 Preceptorship Child Clinical/ Counselling / Health Psychologist– Paediatric Diabetes
This is a great opportunity for a clinical, counselling or health psychologist to join an enthusiastic and supportive paediatric multi-disciplinary team in which the role of psychology is highly valued. The team work closely together to provide high quality patient care and are motivated to continue to improve the service offered to children, young people and their families. If you work well within a team and are highly motivated to provide excellent care then we would encourage you to apply.

Psychologists in this Child Psychological Therapies team value ease of access to peer support, emphasis on staff wellbeing, and the excellent opportunities offered for continued professional development and training. We welcome discussions about career development and training that the post-holder would like to undertake in this role.

We are looking to recruit to a full time 8a post. We would also welcome applications from recently qualified psychologists or those completing training who wish to apply for a full time band 7 preceptorship post. With a preceptorship position the band 7 post will progress to band 8a subject to the post holder successfully completing identified targets, based upon acquired skills and agenda for change job matching to an 8a job description.

The service would encourage any interested potential applicants with different levels of experience to contact the service to discuss the options for recruitment within the service. We are also open to discussing options regarding working hours if applicants are looking for flexibility with their working pattern.

The Paediatric Diabetes Psychology Service sits within the LPFT Child Psychological Therapies Service. The service offers specialist assessment and intervention to young people living with diabetes and their families who may have both complex health and psychological needs. The service provides specialist psychology expertise, knowledge, advice, guidance and consultation to professionals working within the Paediatric Diabetes Team, other ULHT services, within LPFT and external agencies.

The Paediatric Diabetes Team provides a countywide service to children and young people with diabetes across hospital sites in Lincoln, Boston and Grantham. The team includes nursing, dietetic and medical staff. The post holder will provide the specialist clinical psychology input to the diabetes team and will be available for all service users and their families to access who attend ULHT paediatric diabetes clinics across the county. The post holder will offer additional specialist assessment and intervention for young people and families where a psychological need is identified. The post holder will be an integral part of the multi-disciplinary diabetes team and be involved in the care provided by the team from diagnosis.

The post holder will have access to clinical and professional supervision from an experienced clinical psychologist. The post holder will be managed within the LPFT Child Psychological Therapies Service and will have close links within this and with other health services to facilitate joint working and referrals to these additional services as appropriate.

It is planned that the post holder will be based in Lincoln at an LPFT base that also accommodates CAMHS, Healthy Minds and other Child Psychological Therapies services, but applicants are welcome to discuss arrangements for location of base as this may be negotiated. The post holder will be expected to provide a countywide service and therefore regularly travel to other sites in the county as required. In addition, the service makes use of digital technology that supports home working when appropriate, and allows for regular supervision to be offered remotely.

For enquiries regarding the post or to arrange an informal visit or discussion please contact Dr Emily Bell (Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist) on 07966242142, 01522 421942 or, or contact Mrs Helen Warhurst (Lead for Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nursing Team) on 07879491734 to arrange this. Please note that due to annual leave and part time working there may be a delay in responding to your enquiry so please contact on another number if you do not receive a timely response.

We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+), staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the county within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.

We offer 24-hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

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