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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/09/2022.

Clinical & Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 274-LPFT8208

Employer:
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Perinatal Team
Location:
Lincoln, Boston or Grantham
Salary:
£47,126 to £53,219 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.


We have a number of exciting opportunities for innovative and enthusiastic Clinical/Counselling Psychologists to join our highly regarded perinatal mental health service.

These full-time roles involve providing individual and systemic support to women and their families within the community. The focus will be on delivering formulation based and NICE recommended psychological interventions to women with moderate to severe mental health difficulties who are pregnant or within 24 months of the postnatal period. We offer a range of therapeutic modalities including CBT, CFT, ACT and EMDR.

You will contribute to the supervision, consultation and training of the MDT who consist of highly skilled, and psychologically minded professionals including Psychiatrists, perinatal mental health nurses, social worker, Pharmacy, occupational therapist, peer support workers and nursery nurses. Our service aims to provide specialist and early help to parents and babies to help with a range of perinatal mental health issues, and we are passionate in providing trauma informed care.

You will receive regular management and clinical supervision, and reflective practice, and will have support and supervision from the senior psychologist within the team. You will be one of a team of Psychologists who work in the perinatal and maternal mental health service, and the wider adult community teams. We are able to provide excellent training opportunities including opportunities to access specialist training such as EMDR, to develop an area of specialist interest and one’s own style of working. Staff well-being and development are at the heart of our ambitions. We have an active CPD program across the Trust in relation to both clinical and leadership development, as well as a staff wellbeing service supporting individuals and teams.

This post provides an ideal opportunity for an existing Band 8a or Band 7 Clinical Psychologist, or someone who is newly qualified to consolidate a range of clinical skills. The post affords the opportunity to progress from a Band 7 to a Band 8a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist, following the successful completion of identified targets, based upon acquired skills and Agenda for Change job matching.

All candidates should be registered with the HCPC, and eligible for BPS chartered Status. The ability to work and travel in a timely manner across an area of rural Lincolnshire is essential

For further information please contact Dr Phil Charlesworth (Consultant Clinical Psychologist, 01476 464900), Dr Jenna Brough (Specialist Clinical Psychologist, 01522 309540) or Wendy Summerton (Perinatal Team Manager, 01522 309540).

 




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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