Clinical/Forensic Psychologist Band 8a/7

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

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Learning Disability
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 Band 8a (or 2, Band 7 preceptorship posts) for Clinical/ Forensic Psychologists to work full time in the adult autism assessment service (AAAS) and the specialist autism team (SAT). The AAAS service is an autism diagnostic service.

The (SAT) work with young people (14+ years) and adults. SAT offer post diagnostic support to young people and adults with autism and their family/carers. The service is placed within the Families, Young People, Children's, and Learning Disability Directorate.

You will be working 37.5 hours a week providing psychological including diagnostic assessment, formulation, individual and group-based interventions under the supervision of a Principal Psychologist. It is an ideal opportunity to work alongside a dynamic team of multi-disciplinary professionals. The SAT also provide consultancy and advice to health colleagues as well as to community providers.

Main duties of the job

Key elements of the role include (but are not limited to):

  • Delivering psychological assessment in the diagnostic service
  • Providing standardized psychological assessment to young people and adults with autism
  • To support delivery of the psychological treatment pathway by providing evidence-based intervention under the supervision of a qualified Clinical/Forensic psychologist.
  • Contributing to development and delivery of the SAT pathway
  • Developing psychoeducational workshops and tools for 1:1 work
  • Co-facilitating psychoeducational workshops alongside members of the MDT
  • Holding a small therapeutic caseload
  • Engaging with clinical supervision
  • Service evaluation and audit
  • Good record keeping standards
  • Travel to service users within the locality
  • Work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team policy and procedures

The Successful candidate will meet the essential requirements in the person specification and have some experience of working with people with autism and complex needs. The trust supports continued professional development through supervision and training and holds good research links with local universities. The roles will be based at Hagley House and Charnwood Mill, Sileby Road, Barrow-upon-Soar, Loughborough, however current practice is to work in a blended way with the opportunity to work from home with travel to stakeholders, patients and into the team base on a rota basis.

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
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent. HCPC registration
Experience Essential
  • Experience working as a band 7 psychologist post qualification
  • The Successful candidate will meet the essential requirements in the person specification and have some experience of working with people with autism and complex needs

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