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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£56,164 to £65,262 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a unique role within our Community Forensic Service offering the right candidate opportunities to be pivotal in transforming the pathways for our cohort of patients with Intellectual Disabilities and/or Autism. You will be involved in developing this part of our service and leading on the development of pathways as well as driving forward service developments.

You will be supported by a small and dedicated team of colleagues from across LPFT who all share the same vision and focus.

The post holder will be expected to work autonomously and provide clinical leadership to this part of the forensic team supporting the Team Manager. The individual well be expected to work closely with teams across the LPFT footprint, Lincolnshire County Council Social Work teams and other Mental Health Services/Specialist Providers to support discharge for forensic individuals in inpatient settings, provide intensive support in the community and reduce inappropriate admissions to hospital settings.

The post holder will be based in Lincoln but work across the county and will be expected to work flexibly Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am to 5pm. There may also be travel regionally as required to out of area provider placements.

To discuss this role further please contact Emma-Kay Dominey-Hill, Trust Lead for Transforming Care via email on or Rachel Bradley, Service Manager via email on

Main duties of the job

The post holder will develop and provide a Clinical/Forensic Psychology provision to individuals with Intellectual Disability and/Autistic Individuals who fit the Transforming Care Programme as part of a funded parallel multi-disciplinary sub-team within an existing generic Community Forensic Service.

The role requires a high level of clinical and professional expertise in order that Individuals with Intellectual Disability and/or Autistic Individuals benefit from a well-coordinated pro-active, specialist, efficient and effective multi-disciplinary provision. The service includes providing wider development, clinical leadership, clinical team formulation, individual assessment, therapy and management, training, advice, and a consultative approach. The focus of all support and intervention is to adhere to the 'Building the Right Support' Principles for this cohort of individuals within the NHS Long Term Plan - maintaining and supporting individuals to live well in the community, by reducing inappropriate hospital admissions and working to prevent placement breakdowns.

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

See Job Description for more detail.

Summary below:

The specialist Transforming Care part of the overall forensic caseload (around 16 individuals) will include patients in hospital who are transitioning to the community, as well as community-based patients.

The psychologist will take an important role in developing the new extension to the team to work with this cohort, which will also include a senior practitioner (Nurse), an occupational therapist, a behavioral support worker. Together this will provide an intensive multi-disciplinary service to a small cohort of complex forensic patients with Intellectual Disability and/or Autistic Individuals who come under the Transforming Care Programme. The psychologist will lead on team formulation, reflective practice, and training, as well as evaluation.

This post holder will have access to clinical and professional supervision from a Consultant Clinical/Forensic Psychologist.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • BPS accredited honours degree in Psychology
  • A Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or Forensic Psychology accredited by the BPS or equivalent qualification
  • Registered with HCPC as a practitioner psychologist
  • Clinical supervision training for doctorate clinical psychology trainees or equivalent for forensic trainees
  • Current registered member of HCPC
  • Eligible for chartered status as a clinical psychologist
  • Additional training in Autism assessment
  • Accredited in specific ID/Autism Training e.g. PBS trained, SPELL trained
Experience Essential
  • Extensive post-qualification experience of working as a specialist clinical or forensic psychologist with adults in forensic services, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Extensive experience of working with adults who have experienced abuse - physical, sexual, emotional
  • Extensive post qualification experience of providing specialist clinical psychology assessments and forensic risk assessments
  • Extensive post qualification experience of developing and providing specialist clinical psychology interventions and intervention packages for use with adults experiencing severe difficulties and exhibiting offending behaviour
  • Extensive post qualification experience of providing specialist clinical advice to services, patients and carers and staff
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of issues for adults presenting with a range of developmental and mental health difficulties, social deprivation, substance misuse and complex needs
  • Experience of working with adults with mental health difficulties
  • Experience of working with adults who present with behaviour which involves high levels of risk and is challenging to manage
  • Extensive supervisory and consultative experience - to other psychologists; to other professions; to other agencies
  • Extensive experience of working within multi-disciplinary and multi-agency settings
  • Experience of providing teaching and training to other psychologists and other unqualified and qualified people
  • Experience of using specialist risk based assessments for individuals with intellectual disability and/or autistic individuals

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