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Clinical, Counselling or Practitioner Psychologist

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
4 Aug 2024
There has never been a more exciting time to join community mental health care. We are transforming how individuals access mental health care, there is a lot of intervention in mental health and welllbeing and we want to invest in all teirs of care. We are seeking to enhance our service offer with an experienced Psychologist (at 8a) or with a more recently qualified/ due to qualify practitioner (at Band 7). As such we would welcome applications from Trainee Psychologists in their final year of training. For Band 7 applicants we are able to offer the opportunity to progress to an 8a after one year's full-time employment and completion of a portfolio to demonstrate competence to work at that level.

The East Community Mental Health Services are seeking enthusiastic Clinical, Counselling or Practitioner Psychologists to join our Teams. Working within the CMHTs based in in our coastal area supporting our locality mental health teams in embedding psychological mindedness across the MDT, and clinically leading the transformation of the teams with your expertise.

The roles will be supported by the East Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist. Lincolnshire has been an early implementer for community transformation. This an exciting time to join the organisation and work across a varied area of diverse needs, being key to the development of pathways and new ways of meeting the needs of our.

Main duties of the job

The full job description and person specification are attached. The primary hopes for the role are to:

Support the embedding of psychologically minded assessment and interventions within our community mental health services across the East of the County. This will be through attendance at MDTs and provision of group supervision and reflective practice.

To support the team in developing psychologically informed formulation to build a trauma informed understanding of the people who access our services and determine the appropriate treatment pathways that meet their individual needs.

To provide clinical leadership for the team and enable the implementation of psychologically informed pathways of care and treatment.

To support a formulation based approach to risk assessment and management that enables considered decision making and responses to individual need.

To deliver a specialised psychological resource for adults with severe and enduring mental health problems.

To support coproduced service development within the teams and support research, audit and activities within your interests, expertise and the needs of the service.

To provide clinical supervision for CBT therapists, Trainee psychologists, assistant psychologists and support the development of new psychologically informed roles.

Newly qualified applicants will be considered for a developmental Band 7 to 8a role over a defined period with a supportive plan action plan, increased supervision and development

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

Please refer to job description document.

We strongly recommend interested applicants to make contact so we can share more about our exciting vacancy.

Service Manager Eleanor Duke or Psychology Lead in the East Amy Richardson

Person Specification



  • Honours degree in Psychology
  • Post-graduate (doctoral or masters degree) level training in Clinical, Counselling, or Forensic psychology that confers eligibility for HCPC.
  • Formal training in supervision of other psychologists or equivalent experience.
  • Registered with Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Post-doctoral training in a specialised area of evidence-based psychological therapy.


  • Completed STAR supervisor training



  • Experience of psychological assessment, formulation, treatment, and evaluation of adults in secondary care mental health services
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and inpatient settings
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups with a range of presenting problems from chronic common mental health difficulties to severe mental health problems such as psychosis
  • Experience of maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse, and the threat of physical abuse
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment, within the context of a multi-professional care plan


  • Experience of delivering teaching and training. Experience of supervising professionals who provide psychological interventions to adults
  • Experience of working in a community mental health team/other multi-professional team
  • Experience of working indirectly/from a consultation model



  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour
  • Knowledge of professional guidelines set out by the HCPC
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to patients, their families, carers, and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of working with severe and enduring mental health problems
  • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour
  • IT skills including email, word processing and basic databases
  • Ability to organise own workload effectively, prioritising a complex range of tasks and responsibilities to meet agreed deadlines
  • Highly motivated to provide a high-quality service and to work with other team members to constantly strive for improving client experience
  • Enthusiasm for working within a mental health team as an integrated team member
  • An ability to travel between sites as required, without the use of public transport


  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework
  • Skills in providing psychological consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis
  • Ability to develop and use complex multi-media materials for presentations in public, professional and academic settings

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


East Community Mental Health Teams

Flexible working and hybrid working can be discussed



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