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Band 8a CAMHS Clinical Psychologist / Band 7 Preceptorship

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year (depending on experience)
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Psychologist, CAMHS nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Does the idea of bringing psychological insights, innovation and leadership to the heart of outpatient CAMHS inspire you?

Do you thrive working in complex environments requiring creative therapeutic approaches?

Are you committed to working compassionately with young people, their families and the systems around them?

Our roles

We have full time opportunities for Clinical Psychologists to join our team in the CAMHS Generic Outpatient service and/or CAMHS Learning Disability Service with an exciting option for a split post(s) to work across the two services- strengthening and developing service links.

Part time hours/flexible working will be considered in line with service need.

Roles are being offered at Band 8a or Band 7 development post with the opportunity for progression to Band 8a within a supported structure. The responsibilities adjusted accordingly and upon completion of required competencies under a developmental plan as agreed and reviewed with managers. Those in the final year of their training are strongly encouraged to apply.

For new LPT employees, a RECRUITMENT & RETENTION PREMIA is applicable for this role,as follows:

Three years Total £ 2000 per NEW employee ONLY (Subject to tax and NI and non pensionable). After 6 Months service £500. After a further 18 months service, an additional £500. After 36 months service, balance of £1000 Please note that this scheme is subject to rules, a copy of which is available on request.

Main duties of the job

By joining our vibrant and nurturing service(s) you will gain a wealth of experience and supported opportunities for leadership, at an inspiring time of committed service development.

Whether you bring previous experience or this is your first post-qualifying post, you will find the role invigorating and inspiring. Our CAMHS services are committed to advancing equity of access, experience and outcome for children and young people in our local communities and have a range of service development initiatives underway, such as the Together Against Racism joint endeavour alongside NHFT.

Both posts offer a mix of opportunities for therapeutic work as well as drawing on your leadership skills. In a supportive environment, you will be encouraged to develop your competencies and support the contribution of psychology in developing a psychologically-informed environment and service offer. By working with a range of MDT colleagues (for example, psychotherapy, SALT, OT, Medics, Nursing staff, Therapeutic Social workers) you will play an active role in a dynamic and committed team.

Opportunities to manage complexity and work within a context of competing priorities will develop your core competencies. Alongside this, there will be scope to develop and shape your special interests where these align with the needs of the service and communities we service.

Further and specific duties are described in the Job Description section.

About us

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

Our CAMHS services have core bases around Leicester with opportunity to make use of satellite clinics within county areas depending on service needs. There is a strong emphasis on values-led service development and a growing network of staff/peer support groups.

LPT aims 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 Descriptions and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Training in clinical psychology to a doctoral standard as accredited by the HCPC, or working towards this qualification.
Experience Essential
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of patients in a range of settings including inpatient, out-patients, community and primary care settings
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Knowledge of the role of clinical psychology within the designated service area in relation to current legislation, government policy and other national initiatives, as well as relevant psychological theory and research
  • Well-developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in highly complex cases
  • Knowledge of the psychological literature pertaining to the specialist area relevant to the post- including the evidence base for the psychological intervention and assessment
  • Knowledge of psychological theory including developmental theories, clinical psychometrics and two or more distinct psychological therapeutic approaches

Employer details Employer name
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Valentine Centre

Anstey Lane




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