Band 8a Clinical Psychologist - Children and Adolescent Mental Health

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year
Closing date
29 Jan 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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Clinical Psychology is highly valued within the Multi-Disciplinary Team at The Beacon, CAMHS Adolescent Unit.

The Beacon is a purpose-built unit where specialist assessment and intervention is provided for young people with complex mental health, eating disorders, neurodevelopmental, and risk-related difficulties. We have recently launched a trauma-informed pathway of care and we are a positive behaviour support pilot site.

The role is interesting and varied, with opportunities to contribute at an individual, family, team and organisational level. There is scope for training and development in areas of interest.

The post holder will work with support from the current Clinical Psychologist, as well as autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the teams policies and procedures and utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research.

Interested applicants are welcome to make contact and there is an option for a shadowing day at request.

Main duties of the job

  • To demonstrate the Trusts values in everything you do in the work environment and live up the LPT Pledge
  • To provide specialist assessment, formulation and implementation of plans for psychological treatment and/or management of a clients mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems, and employing methods based upon evidence
  • To provide psychological advice and intervention at a team level, including team formulation, reflective practice and training
  • To contribute to service development

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 Experience Essential
  • Post Qualification experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of patients in a range of settings including inpatient, out-patients, community and primary care settings
Knowledge, Skills and Attributes Essential
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse
  • Well-developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in highly complex cases
  • Knowledge of psychological theory including developmental theories, clinical psychometrics and two or more distinct psychological therapeutic approaches
Qualifications Essential
  • Training in clinical psychology to a doctoral standard or its equivalent as accredited by the HCPC
  • Post qualification training and recorded CPD experience and/or further qualifications in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice/ specialised psychological therapy
  • Formal training in the supervision of other psychologists

UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Leicestershire Partnership Nhs Trust

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