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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/05/2022.

Band 4 Assistant Psychologist

Job Reference: 313-A-22-119538-SG

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Psychosis Pathway
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£22,549 - £24,882

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 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Band 4 Assistant Psychologist (x2)

Bases – OSL House (Assertive Outreach Team)

Merlyn Vaz (PIER Team)

This is a fantastic opportunity to join us at an exciting time as we embark on developing our Psychosis and other Psychology Pathways across the service as part of the LPT Step-Up-To-Great strategy.

You would be joining a friendly and supportive pathway team of qualified Clinical Psychologists, CBT and Family Therapists and an Honorary Assistant Psychologist working within two distinct psychosis services: PIER Early Intervention and Assertive Outreach (AO). These two services, along with a planned at Risk Mental Health Service (ARMS) form the core of the developing Psychosis Pathway, working to improve the psychological well-being for people with first episode and complex psychosis in Leicestershire.

There has never been a more exciting time to join our organisation:

  • We are currently transforming our services and developing new ways of working for our people. This will enable them to deliver the highest standard of care
  • You will be part of a supportive and compassionate team with opportunities to grow and professionally develop
  • You’ll have access to a wide range of staff benefits including health and wellbeing support, free parking, discounted shopping, and staff recognition schemes
  • We understand that you have a life outside of work and therefore offer a range of agile and flexible working opportunities for our staff – you care and so do we!

You will be expected to travel to see clients in their homes and to work at other community bases as required. There will also be the opportunity to work from home at times where this fits with the demands of the role. Although the post holders will be based mainly with one team there may be scope for working across teams, particularly around group work.

For further information please contact:

Debbie Tombs Psychosis Pathway Lead -

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For rostered areas, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. 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.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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