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Band 8a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or Band 7 developmental role

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Posts across Leicestershire
B8a £47,126-£53,219, B7 £40,057-£45,839 pa prorata
Closing date
25 Jun 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are very pleased to be able to advertise substantive psychology posts as part of an expanding psychology team. In response to national plans to transform mental health services we have built a substantial organisational sub-structure with psychologists in lead roles including directorate level.

We have pathway leads for complex trauma, psychosis and personality disorders who are supported by psychologists at every grade. There are therefore clear career paths for psychologists who join us and we are committed to supporting your development through training and supervision.

We support our psychologists to employ the full range of their skills, and to divide their time accordingly. You will be able to participate in teaching, training, research, service development, supervision, team supervision, reflective practice and direct clinical work for individuals and groups.

The advertised posts are for band 8a psychologists, and we would also welcome applications from aspiring newly qualified, or about to qualify, psychologists who could be appointed with an agreed development plan.

The NHS Long Term Plan builds on the commitments outlined in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health to transform mental health services across England. The significant financial investment in mental health identified in the Long Term Plan will support the further development of mental health services.

The Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) provide care for working age adults who are experiencing severe mental health difficulties. In accord with the national plan we are in the process of operationalising significant changes to our services to improve the mental health of our Leicestershire population, and psychological aspects of support are being developed and expanded.

The CMHT is multidisciplinary, including Peer Support Workers, Health Care Support Workers, Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurses and Occupational Therapists, and teams work closely with Social Services. In the multidisciplinary setting you will have opportunity to apply and/or hone the breadth of psychology skills, and do so with the support and supervision of a group of experienced psychologists that meet regularly for clinical supervision, learning, clinical and service development discussion, and peer support. There will be opportunities to develop yourself through internal and external training programmes. We support professional development through annual appraisal/development plans, post-qualification development, job plans and supervision.

We have strong links to the University of Leicester Clinical Psychology Department; offering teaching sessions, trainee placements and input to the development of the course curriculum. Our service is also part of a network of Clinical Psychologists who work within Leicestershire partnership NHS Trust including psychologists in adult mental health, perinatal and maternal mental health, families and young people, learning difficulties, neuropsychology, health psychology and a specialist forensic service. This group meets on a regular basis to exchange ideas through a forum meeting.

As part of our ‘Step Up To Great’ initiative we are committed to continue developing LPT as a ‘great place to work’, and should you choose to join us there are several schemes to support and enhance your well-being and satisfaction. We also look to accommodate you whether you seek full-time, part-time and/or flexible working arrangements.

Please note that if you apply we will contact you to arrange an interview date.

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