Clinical Psychologist Principal
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
2d ago

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work and has a sound future as a leading provider of excellent services.

The Trust invests in its staff and seeks to provide them with opportunities for training and personal development.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2002 and authorised as a Foundation Trust on 1st December 2007.

The Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.5million people. The services provided include community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services including physiotherapy, podiatry and speech & language.

The Trust specialises in inpatient and community mental health services. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust covers the whole of the county and employs around 7,000 members of staff across more than 400 sites.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Clinical Psychologists with the experience, skills and competencies to undertake the duties and responsibilities of the above post.

The successful applicant will also be qualified in foundation or intensive DBT and will have extensive experience in the delivery of the model and supervision of DBT therapists.

The PDMCN is designed to complement existing levels of expertise. We aim to work in an integrated way to help build capacity within existing teams.

Individuals with complex need, relating to personality difficulties, can constitute the greatest challenge to services whilst maintaining the poorest response to treatment.

This complexity of need places a high demand on services and the PDMCN strives to support both service users and colleagues to maximise outcomes.

In keeping with NICE guidance we have specific expertise in the management of Borderline Personality Disorder with a focus on managing need through formulation and treatment options that are delivered in the community even when the individual is at their most vulnerable.

An interest in working with individuals experiencing varying and sometimes significant levels of complexity and personality difficulties will be essential as are skills in working alongside other professionals.

The application of skills in group approaches, offering consultation and supervision would also be an integral part of the role.

The successful applicant will work closely with the PDMCN Clinical Lead and team manager to

Clinical supervision is available and affords an excellent opportunity for the post holder to develop their skills in team working and psychologically informed care.

There is a model of strong psychological professional leadership for these posts.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

Please note that further communication from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT) will normally be to the email address given on the application form.

You should also ensure that email addresses and telephone numbers are provided for your referees, to enable LCFT to contact them.

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be measured against this document.

Applications from job share partners are welcome and other forms of flexible working will be considered for all posts.

For all posts which require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check please be aware of the Disclosure & Barring Service Code of Practice, a copy of which is available by logging on to the DBS website.

If the post is subject to DBS disclosure, a charge will be made to the successful candidate(s).

You are advised to consider applying for LCFT vacancies as soon as possible as in some instances vacancies are closed as soon as a sufficient number of applications have been received.

If you are not invited to interview within three weeks of the closing date then please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful, as it is not possible to contact all unsuccessful candidates.

Lancashire Care is committed to celebrating difference as an asset and we know that recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds helps to create a more flexible, creative and effective workforce.

We actively challenge discrimination and welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability (especially those with experience of accessing mental health, or Learning Disability Services or caring for someone who has accessed mental health services or Learning Disability Services), ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation.

Our goal is for the Trust to be truly representative of the communities we serve so we are particularly keen to receive applications from people in under-

represented groups. The organisation is proud to be listed as one of the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers and our HR department holds the Lancashire LGBT Quality Mark.

If there is anything you’d like to discuss in relation to your application then please ask.

Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU / EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test.

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post.

For further information please visit the .From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years.

Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here .

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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