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Band 7 Eating Disorder Therapist (AHP)

Job Reference: 313-A-22-116427-SF1

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Band 7

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.

Are you caring, innovative and passionate about your work?

Do you value putting your patients first and working with them towards recovery?

Are you motivated to develop your psychotherapy skills in a senior role?

If so, then YOU are the person we are looking for to apply for one of the opportunities below.

We are a busy adult eating disorder outpatient service and we have an opportunity for a band 7 (AfC) specialist therapist:

We are a growing and highly specialised team, providing psychotherapy for outpatients suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder.

You will need to have a core mental health profession such as registered mental health nurse, occupational therapist, clinical psychologist or other relevant qualification. You will need to be up to date with all professional requirements relevant to your qualification and have significant post registration experience. Some experience of working with people with an eating disorder is essential.

You will have or be working towards a qualification in CBT to Masters level, or equivalent, or similar qualification in another evidence-based psychotherapy for eating disorders. You will be experienced at offering individual psychotherapy to patients with an eating disorder and experience of group work is preferred. You will also be expected to support training and supervision of other staff in the team and externally.

You would be expected to manage your own caseload, providing assessments, care plans, risk assessments and reviews as part of a multi-disciplinary team. A good understanding of the physical and psychological risks experienced by our patients will be required, but you will be supported with this.

In return, we will support you with training and development opportunities relevant to your role, helping you to develop and grow within your speciality. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, who work together to help your patients achieve their individual recovery goals. You will be offered weekly clinical supervision, either group or individual, to support your practice and regular team meetings for effective communication. You will also be able to take part in our weekly CPD programme, where we have an extensive range of internal and external speakers. You will be able to work from home for some of the time, but you will also have access to a therapy room to enable you to come into the base to see some patients face to face and to meet with your colleagues.

The post is based at Forest Grange Outpatients, Bennion Centre, Leicester. Our team supports both men and women who have an eating disorder, aiming to provide individual care plans for recovery through evidence-based therapy and strong therapeutic relationships. Our patients may need help with working on weight restoration, reducing compensatory behaviours, regularising their eating and managing risk and need support with managing the mental challenges this can bring. You will find the role challenging but intensely rewarding.

We have a strong culture of research and a continuous drive for improving quality, so you will have opportunity to contribute to our ongoing programme. You are encouraged to be involved in service development and the future of eating disorders treatments for our patients as well as contributing to the running of the service. You will also have a chance to showcase your skills and share your experience by leading on a specific area of interest. There are great opportunities to develop as a senior clinical leader and also to develop your managerial skills with the Trusts ongoing programme for recognising talented individuals, We Nurture. We want to invest in you as our strength is in our team and the people who work with us.

You will be expected to work Monday to Friday, 9-5 but will get all your bank holidays off as well as your annual leave entitlement. The Bennion Centre has free car parking for LPT staff and you will receive a car park permit when you start.


Want more information?

Phone us on0116 2252557

Ask for Sandra Marshall or

Emily Jarvis

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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