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Specialist Psychological Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Full Time
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Permanent Full Time

Applications for part time will be considered.

Children's Psychological Services - East Lancashire

We are looking for an experienced Specialist Psychological Therapist to join our team for 10 sessions per week on a permanent basis in our Specialist Network for Psychological Services in East Lancashire. You will be based at The Mount in Accrington with options to work from home for part of your role. This post offers a specialist service to children and families across East Lancashire.

You will provide high quality assessments and clinical interventions for the full range of children, young people, parents/carers that are referred to the service. You will contribute to the broader aims of the service through joint working and consultation as required.

You will join an established service, which includes Clinical Psychologists, Specialist Therapists, Family Therapist and Trainee and Assistant Psychologists. We are part of Children's Psychological Services and CAMHS across LSCFT and have close links with our local Psychiatry Service in East Lancashire.

Main duties of the job

The service is a lively, dynamic and supportive service with a range of clinical interests and developments. We are committed to CPD and supervision and encourage innovation and development, as well as contributing to local Clinical Psychology Training courses.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified clinicians with extensive knowledge and experience of theory, assessment and intervention with the breadth of complex presentations seen in Children's Psychological Services. Shortlisting will be done against the appropriate job description and person specification and interviews will be pooled. Applications for less than 30 hours will be considered but it is our preference to fill all the sessions if possible.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role

Person Specification Education Essential
  • Doctoral level training (or equivalent) in clinical psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, as accredited by the BPS or RMN, CQSW, DipSW, BscOT or other suitable mental health qualification.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of children, young people and their families across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings.
  • Experience of working with children, young people, carers and families presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity.
Knowledge Essential
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management.
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to children, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both inside and outside the NHS.
  • Knowledge of child protection and accompanying policies/procedures and the implementation of these clinically.

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