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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/06/2022.

Band 8a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or Band 7 developmental role

Job Reference: 313-A-22-119732-CS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Community Mental Health Team
Posts across Leicestershire
B8a £47,126-£53,219, B7 £40,057-£45,839 pa prorata

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.

We are very pleased to be able to advertise substantive psychology posts as part of an expanding psychology team. In response to national plans to transform mental health services we have built a substantial organisational sub-structure with psychologists in lead roles including directorate level.

We have pathway leads for complex trauma, psychosis and personality disorders who are supported by psychologists at every grade. There are therefore clear career paths for psychologists who join us and we are committed to supporting your development through training and supervision.

We support our psychologists to employ the full range of their skills, and to divide their time accordingly. You will be able to participate in teaching, training, research, service development, supervision, team supervision, reflective practice and direct clinical work for individuals and groups.

The advertised posts are for band 8a psychologists, and we would also welcome applications from aspiring newly qualified, or about to qualify, psychologists who could be appointed with an agreed development plan.

The NHS Long Term Plan builds on the commitments outlined in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health to transform mental health services across England. The significant financial investment in mental health identified in the Long Term Plan will support the further development of mental health services.

The Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) provide care for working age adults who are experiencing severe mental health difficulties. In accord with the national plan we are in the process of operationalising significant changes to our services to improve the mental health of our Leicestershire population, and psychological aspects of support are being developed and expanded.

The CMHT is multidisciplinary, including Peer Support Workers, Health Care Support Workers, Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurses and Occupational Therapists, and teams work closely with Social Services. In the multidisciplinary setting you will have opportunity to apply and/or hone the breadth of psychology skills, and do so with the support and supervision of a group of experienced psychologists that meet regularly for clinical supervision, learning, clinical and service development discussion, and peer support. There will be opportunities to develop yourself through internal and external training programmes. We support professional development through annual appraisal/development plans, post-qualification development, job plans and supervision.

We have strong links to the University of Leicester Clinical Psychology Department; offering teaching sessions, trainee placements and input to the development of the course curriculum. Our service is also part of a network of Clinical Psychologists who work within Leicestershire partnership NHS Trust including psychologists in adult mental health, perinatal and maternal mental health, families and young people, learning difficulties, neuropsychology, health psychology and a specialist forensic service. This group meets on a regular basis to exchange ideas through a forum meeting.

As part of our ‘Step Up To Great’ initiative we are committed to continue developing LPT as a ‘great place to work’, and should you choose to join us there are several schemes to support and enhance your well-being and satisfaction. We also look to accommodate you whether you seek full-time, part-time and/or flexible working arrangements.

Please note that if you apply we will contact you to arrange an interview date.

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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