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Band 7 Clinical/Forensic Psychologist

Job Reference: 313-A-19-71645-MA

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Herschel Prins Centre
Band 7 £37,570/£38,765/£40,092/£41,486/£43,772

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

The Leicestershire Forensic Mental Health Service provides a high quality service to mentally disordered and personality disordered offenders in both community and inpatient settings. The Psychology Team within the Forensic Mental Health Service provides an assessment and intervention service to the 12 bedded male low secure unit. Assessment and intervention is also provided to individuals in the community who are assessed as having a mental disorder and to pose a risk of serious offending. The psychology service is pivotal to the high level of service provided to these client groups.

We are seeking a qualified psychologist to work alongside an experienced forensic psychologist. This is an exciting opportunity for the post holder to work with both the inpatient and community teams of the Leicester Forensic Mental Health Service. Typically the patient group presents with a variety of challenging behaviours and complex treatment issues, including offending, personality disorder, mental illness, substance use and history of trauma. The post holder would also be able to gain experience of working with both male and female service users.

There will be opportunities for the post holder to conduct assessments, structured interventions and group work, as well as duties including research and audit.

Applicants should have experience of working with service users with mental health problems and registered with the HCPC. Experience of working with individuals who present a risk to the public, and who may present with challenging behaviours, is essential 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 Forensic Psychologist Dr Mariam Zanganeh on 0116 295 3020.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end 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, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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