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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/06/2022.

Band 4 Assistant Psychologist in adult acute inpatient

Job Reference: 313-A-22-119917-CS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Acute Inpatient Service
£22,549 - £24,882 pa

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.

Leicestershire Partnership Trust are investing in their Psychology services to ensure that a high-quality provision is available to all who utilise its services in both community and inpatient settings. As such, we are looking for committed, skilled, motivated Assistant Psychologists to join our expanding team.

As a post-holder in the acute inpatient team, you will be based at the Bradgate Mental Health Unit, Glenfield Hospital, which provides acute inpatient care to male and female working-age adults. The unit consists of 7 acute wards and 2 Psychiatric Intensive Care Units. Clients within the acute inpatient mental health service present at times of crisis, often experiencing high levels of emotional distress, and typically have complex, severe and enduring mental health difficulties.

The role will focus predominantly on facilitating therapeutic groups, individual therapeutic work, and preparing patients for discharge. There will be opportunities for post holders to conduct assessments and structured interventions under supervision, as well as duties including research and audit and assisting in delivering training packages to other professionals.

Applicants should have experience of working with service users with mental health problems and graduate basis for registration with the British Psychological Society. Experience of working with individuals who may present with challenging behaviours is desirable, as is experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team.

The psychology service is very supportive with regular provision of individual and peer supervision. Strong links are established with local services to enhance the opportunities for peer supervision and support.

Clinical supervision and opportunities for CPD will be provided.

The psychology department has strong links with local clinical and forensic psychologists, with psychologists working in different levels of security, and with local universities.

For informal enquiries contact Clinical Psychologists Dr Claire Hemming ( or Dr Mandi Hodges ( on 0116 225 2687

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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