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Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Lincoln- Negotiable/Countywide
£47,126 to £53,219 pa
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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We would welcome applications from those due to qualify in September 2022

We are looking for highly motivated Clinical Psychologist to join our expanding Autism Diagnosis & Liaison team. This new role will help support our existing team with adult autism assessment and post diagnostic needs for autistic adults across Lincolnshire. We are looking for candidates who have experience of working with Autistic adults who may have complex unmet needs. The post holder will be experienced in leading the assessment of Autism in adults using structured tools and will support the clinical leadership within the MDT.

Our MDT is clinically led by a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist who supports operational, strategic and clinical delivery of the pathways. We work as an MDT to provide high quality, NICE compliant autism assessments. Our MDT is comprised of nurses, speech & language therapist, occupational therapist, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, assistant practitioners, assistant psychologist and peer support workers.

We receive referrals from a number of sources, for diagnostic assessments, signposting and post diagnostic liaison with our partner agencies and other LPFT divisions. We are developing extended post diagnostic services, which will likely include ‘navigation’ services and post diagnostic support, training, groups and short term interventions for adults recently diagnosed with Autism. We also support Autistic people navigate health, employment and education services, and will be able to create and maintain positive working relationships with clients, their families and other organisations providing support.

Most of our clients are community-based and there is a great deal of working with carers and care systems. We have a well-developed role in providing training and advice to staff from other LPFT divisions, Social Services personnel, care providers and MDT colleagues. This role includes clinical leadership, training, support and supervision.

The Clinical Psychologist will also support the clinical lead to complete audit and service evaluation as necessary. As part of this role, they will receive regular clinical supervision from the Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist/Clinical Lead. The successful applicant will also be able to provide clinical supervisor to junior psychologists as well as other members of the MDT. The Autism and Learning Disabilities Psychology speciality meet for regular CPD sessions and you will join an established group of 6 Registered Psychologists and 8 Assistant Psychologists as well as Clinical Psychologists in training from the local Trent DClinPsy course. There is wide ranging expertise and interest in therapeutic models such as Schema, CAT, CFT, ACT and additional training can be sourced as long as it is agreed as clinically relevant to this post.

The post holder can work remotely for part of their role and we can offer flexible working as needed. We would also encourage applications from people who would class themselves as neurodiverse.

The successful applicant will cover an agreed area within the county of Lincolnshire, which will include both rural and town-based communities. The successful applicant will have to be able to travel to venues within Lincolnshire within journey times and in a manner acceptable to the Trust.

As a speciality we have good links with the local Trent DClinPsy programme and offer regular teaching and placements to trainee clinical psychologists.

Lincolnshire offers affordable housing, good schools and easy access to the countryside and coastline. It is within reach of the major cities of the East Midlands and links into the East Coast Mainline.

For further information, please contact Dr Adam Harris (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) on 01476 858257 or

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