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Practitioner Psychologist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a qualified practitioner psychologist to work in the Manchester Mental Health Homeless Team.

Working according to the principles of Psychologically Informed Environments (PIE) and trauma-informed approaches, the post holder will be part of the GMMH Homeless Hub - a multidisciplinary team delivering mental health and addictions services across a range of homeless services in Greater Manchester.

This is a half time permanent post. There are opportunities for additional hours on fixed term contracts supporting the staff in partner organisations through training and reflective practice.

We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and secondment opportunities for existing GMMH employees.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide training, team reflective practice and case formulation within multi-agency services working in the homeless sector.
  • To support front-line staff to understand the specific needs of a person, building capacity within the wider workforce and providing education and training in order to support a whole system approach to working with this population
  • To work with multidisciplinary and multiagency colleagues on shared ways of understanding and engaging individuals who have often either failed to engage with, or benefit from, other mental health services, and can be particularly hard to help.
  • To deliver highly specialist psychological assessment and interventions to clients with complex, severe and longstanding mental health difficulties, which frequently involve high risk behaviour, e.g. risk of suicide and self-harm , considering where they can best access help and support.
  • To work to an Assertive Outreach (AO) model, recognising the unique and individual needs of people who are homeless/at risk of homelessness and who are likely to have experienced past trauma, challenges with working under prescriptive models of care and barriers to accessing mainstream services.
  • To contribute to the service delivery and target objectives/priorities of the GMMH Homeless Hub plans, in agreement with the relevant team leaders/managers, to ensure the most efficient and effective utilization and contribution of psychological knowledge and practice.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to attached job description and person specification for further details

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification in Clinical/Counselling Psychology at doctoral level (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS.


  • Additional relevant training



  • Experience of providing supervision and training
  • Experience of working with complex trauma


  • Experience of providing reflective practice

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

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

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


April House

Fairfield Street


M1 2WR

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