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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/07/2022.


Job Reference: 274-LPFT8137

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Steps2Change Lincoln
£25,655 to £31,534 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.

Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust (LPFT) is an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies site (IAPT). An opportunity has arisen for 2 qualified counsellor Band 5 or Band 6 to join the steps2change IAPT Service. 1 position based in Sleaford covering Grantham base. 1 Position based in Stamford covering Spalding base. May also be required to cover alternative bases to meet service need. The Service provides evidence based interventions within a stepped care model, treating people with mild to moderate common mental health problem. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a major national initiative, which has fundamentally changed the way in which psychological treatments are provided.

The Band 5 counsellor will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing counselling for depression. The post holder will be expected to hold a clinical caseload, and will be provided with clinical supervision. The service will provide the relevant training to acquire a qualification in an IAPT modality (CfC/IPT/CCfD).

To acquire the Band 6 the candidate will need to continue to hold a caseload, be accredited with a professional body. Complete and pass a qualification in an IAPT modality (CfC/IPT/CCfD). They will also be responsible in providing clinical supervision to counselling colleagues.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be able to work within a team environment be thoroughly conversant with the use of clinical systems.

The Trusts vision and values puts patients at the centre of everything we do, therefore you must be someone who has empathy, have an understanding and respect for the people who use our service.

In return we can offer you:

• A well established, friendly and supportive therapy team.
• Personal and Professional Development opportunities.
• Regular management and clinical supervision.
• Annual appraisal
• Early access to our staff wellbeing service and psychology therapies
• Excellent working environment.
• Free car parking
• NHS Pension
• NHS benefits

For further information regarding this post please contact Meika Woods , Team Manager for Lincoln steps2change teams at or Jonny Sibbring Lead counsellor at

CLOSING DATE: 12th July 2022

INTERVIEWS DATE: 27th July 2022

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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