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Band 8a - Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Employer
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Leicester
Salary
£48,526 to £54,619 a year
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Profession
Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Service
Community
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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8a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Leicestershire. (Also ideal for a newly qualified Candidate interested in 7/8a PRECEPTORSHIP available - contact us to discuss or if you are a CBT Therapist interested). RECRUITMENT PREMIA PLUS PROFESSIONAL FEES FOR FIRST TWO YEARS. RELOCATION EXPENSES where appropriate. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join us in LPT LD community services. 8a candidates will have post-qualification experience & enjoy working in this specialty. Or, you may be seeking opportunities to broaden your qualified experience & use your transferable skills to support adults with LD. LPT provides high quality services for adults with learning disabilities through 9 clinical pathways. Clinical Psychologists are highly valued and a range of psychological approaches is well established. We aim to promote psychological mindedness & expertise to meet psychological needs of adults with LD. We nurture our staff & their development with regular clinical supervision (individual & peer group), job plans, annual appraisals and training needs analyses in line with pathway & professional needs. Recent CPD has included EMDR, Compassion focussed, and narrative therapy, trauma-based PBS. Research and service evaluation is encouraged. You will be a link person for one of our pathways e.g. Trauma/ PBS/ autism/ mental health. LPT has a well-being hub for staff. Hybrid home/ community based working models are currently in place.

Main duties of the job

1. To provide a principal clinical psychology service to adults with an intellectual disability, their families and their carers to include: specialist psychological assessments, development of formulations, and implementation of psychological interventions within the scientist-practitioner framework. To draw upon an extensive knowledge of psychological theory in order to interpret complex information, and communicate this to others in an accessible way. To work with others including: multi-disciplinary and multi-agency colleagues and provision of specialist advice and consultancy as required.

2. To work autonomously within the boundaries of the Code of Practice of the HCPC, local trust policies and to be accountable for own professional actions. To plan and prioritise their own workload.

3. To provide a lead specialist role in psychologically based assessments and interventions within a team and offer specialist advice and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to diagnosis and treatment.

4. To supervise work of less experienced staff such as psychologists, counsellors, clinical psychology trainees, assistant or clinical associate psychologists.

5. To undertake Audit, Research and Development within the learning disability service and Continued Professional Development activities

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you like what you've read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • 2.1 or above degree in Psychology. Eligibility for Graduate Membership of the BPS.
  • Post-graduate D.Clin.Psy training in clinical or another practitioner psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the HCPC.
  • Evidence of CPD to acquire additional specialist training or qualifications e.g. short or substantial courses in a range of clinical areas or post-doctoral qualification in a specific therapeutic model relevant to the specialty.
  • Formal training in the use of physical interventions e.g. Breakaway techniques or equivalent.
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised area of psychological practice.
  • Formal training in clinical supervision of doctoral trainee psychologists.
Desirable
  • EMDR training
  • trauma focussed training


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313-C9313-22-8091-RO
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