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

Clinical/Counselling Psychologist, Maternal Mental Health Clinic

Job Reference: 274-LPFT8209

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Perinatal Team
Lincoln, Boston or Grantham
£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 an exciting opportunity for an innovative and enthusiastic Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to join our developing Maternal Mental Health Service. The LPFT Maternal Mental Health Service is a Fast Follower site for the investment in Maternal Mental as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.

This role involves providing individual, group, and systemic support to women, birthing people, and their families within the community. The focus will be on delivering formulation based and NICE recommended psychological interventions to people with moderate mental health difficulties in relation to perinatal loss and/or trauma. We offer a range of therapeutic modalities including CBT, CFT, ACT, and EMDR.

The service is psychology-led with a close alignment to the perinatal mental health MDT. You will contribute to the supervision, consultation, and training of Assistant Psychologists, Specialist Midwives, and the wider maternity care workforce. We are passionate about promoting and supporting trauma informed care and work closely with our colleagues in maternity services in this regard.

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 services, and the wider adult community teams. We provide excellent training opportunities including accessing specialist training such as EMDR, developing an area of specialist interest within the wide scope of supporting perinatal and maternal mental health. 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/Counselling Psychologist, or someone who is newly qualified to consolidate and extend 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 across an area of Lincolnshire is essential and a car is required.

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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