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Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Employer
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Manchester
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
26 Dec 2023

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Are you interested in supporting the development of psychologically informed approaches in organisations supporting people experiencing homelessness? If so, then please consider applying for an exciting new role working in partnership with three homelessness service providers in Greater Manchester.

The post-holder will be part of the small and supportive Psychology Team that provides a range of services as part of the Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) NHS Foundation Trust Homeless Hub. The role will be predominantly offering support to staff and services users in external organisations, working from the principles of Psychologically Informed Environments and Trauma Informed Care. Applicants will benefit from an enthusiasm for adopting flexible ways of working to meet the needs of people with complex needs who might otherwise miss out on psychological care is

We welcome applications from recently or soon-to-be qualified psychologists, who could be offered the role at Band 7.

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 particularlyhard 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, 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 over 6,400 members of staff, who deliver services from more than 160 locations.

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.

Detailed job description and main 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


Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

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

shortlisting

Essential

  • Professional qualification in Clinical or Counselling Psychology at doctoral level (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS.
  • Registration with HCPC or other appropriate professional body


Desirable

  • Experience of working with a wide variety of service users with complex needs, including clients who have experienced complex trauma or homelessness
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies.


shortlisting

Essential

  • Experience of providing supervision and training


Desirable

  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to clients with complex, severe and enduring mental health problems and of mental health legislation.


Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT

Address

April House

104 Fairfield Street,

Manchester

M1 2WR



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437-5854958

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