Child Clinical Psychologist

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and organised Child Clinical Psychologist (Band 7 preceptorship) to join our Psychology Team - Social Communication pathway.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist who has an interest in working with children and young people who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) and who present with social communication concerns. The successful applicant will join an experienced Clinical Psychology team to work alongside Community Paediatricians and Speech and Language Therapists who form a Multidisciplinary Team approach. The Child Clinical Psychologist will contribute to the ongoing strategic development of the Psychology Team, provide child psychology assessments as appropriate and offer consultation and psychology opinion to all members of the MDT.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit to a full time band 7 post. We would welcome applications from recently qualified psychologists or those completing training who wish to apply for a full-time band 7 preceptorship post. With a preceptorship position the band 7 post will progress to band 8a subject to the post holder successfully completing identified targets, based upon acquired skills and agenda for change job matching to an 8a job description.

This post is currently funded for 12 months although it is expected that further investment will be agreed for this highly valued psychology resource. This post is being advertised as permanent because there will be opportunities for the recruited applicant to move into an alternative psychology role within our Health Trust after 12 months if the funding for this post is not extended.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Attached is the job description

For enquiries regarding the post or to arrange an informal discussion please contact Dr Chloe Isbister (Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist) on 07756872344 or

Person Specification



  • BPS accredited honours degree in Psychology
  • A Doctorate Qualification in Clinical Psychology accredited by the BPS and HCPC.
  • Registered member of HCPC.


  • Other related academic qualifications to Masters or Doctorate level
  • Additional specialist training related to working with children, young people and their families and carers, including additional specialist training in assessment of and working with children and young people with neurodevelopmental concerns including autism, ADHD.
  • Registered member of BPS
  • Registered member of DCP
  • Clinical supervision training for doctorate clinical psychology trainees.
  • Eligible for chartered status as a clinical psychologist



  • Experience of working as a trainee clinical psychologist with children, young people and their carers and families where there are psychological concerns.
  • Experience of providing clinical psychology assessments of children and young people in the context of their living situations which may include - living with biological parents with separated parents with other relatives with foster carers in residential children's homes in-patient settings EBD schools - residential or non-residential.
  • Clinical psychology assessment skills which include: ouse of psychometric assessments of intelligence, memory, reading, social functioning executive functioning ouse of behavioural assessments ouse of observational methods of assessment oassessment by interviewing oassessment by analysis of archive material
  • Experience of developing and providing clinical psychology interventions and intervention packages for use with children, young people and their carers and families.
  • Experience of providing clinical psychology advice to parents and carers and staff concerning the care and/or therapeutic provision for children and young people.
  • Knowledge of and experience of child protection and safeguarding issues and procedures.
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary and multi-agency settings


  • Experience in using ADOS ADI-R and / or DISCO
  • Experience of working with children and young people with a range of disabilities and special needs from mild to extensive difficulties including learning difficulties physical difficulties chronic and acute health problems and developmental difficulties
  • Experience of working with looked after children and their carers who have experienced abuse - physical, sexual, emotional.
  • Experience of providing supervision to other psychologists to other professionals who work with children and young people and their carers and families.
  • Experience of providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Experience of providing teaching and training to other psychologists and other unqualified and qualified people.



  • Ability to prioritise and organise commitments to meet deadlines
  • Ability to contribute to policy and service development forums and propose changes and developments.
  • Knowledge of professional guidelines set out by: - HCPC, the BPS the Health Trust and capable of interpreting these guidelines and policies and taking action as appropriate
  • Masters or doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology.
  • Knowledge of relevant child protection, safeguarding, mental capacity and mental health legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management when working with children, young people and their families/carers.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as dictated by the HCPC and the BPS.


  • Record of having published in peer reviewed or academic or professional journals and/or books
  • Experience of being involved in a service development and proposing changes.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Beech House

Witham Park, Waterside South



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