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Associate Psychological Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Clayton, Beswick and Openshaw
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
20 Dec 2023

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This is a new and exciting role working within Clayton, Beswick and Openshaw PCN in North Manchester. The post holder will work alongside a senior Mental Health Practitioner and other staff as part of a wider Living Well team.

The post holder will provide a high-quality service to individuals and their carers, family, and support systems experiencing or recovering from mental health difficulties.

Main duties of the job

The role requires skills in assessing, understanding, and supporting formulation, planning, organising, reviewing, and delivering recovery oriented and evidence-based interventions to support the recovery of individuals, as agreed with supervising clinician(s) and manager.

This work will be in accordance with clinical governance processes and professional standards.

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

The post holder will be responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of programmes of care, with direct supervision and management support.

Provide a range of clinical interventions appropriate to the individuals needs.

Participate fully in providing quality care in line with evidencebased practice, local and national guidelines and the standard operating procedures.

To manage own caseload under appropriate supervision from an identified psychological professional and Senior MHP.

To respond to any crisis that an individual may advise of, with the aim of promoting appropriate independent living in the community.

Act as a role model in providing a service for people with mental health problems.

To liaise and negotiate with other agencies e.g. PCN staff, Adult Social Care Services, Family services, Benefit Agency, Housing Authorities, VCSE organisations etc., for joint planning with, or on behalf of, individuals.

To plan and use regular clinical and managerial supervision effectively

To contribute to multi-disciplinary working and inter agency working.

Alongside the PCN team, identify the individual care needs of allocated individuals, plan, implement and evaluate all care programmes in conjunction with the services other professionals.

Will maintain close liaison with all department\staff involved in an individuals care and report on progress and effectiveness to the relevant people.

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

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Person Specification



  • A minimum of a second-class honour's degree or higher in psychology.
  • Eligibility for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society.
  • Completion of the 12-month TAPP training programme or equivalent



  • Demonstrates an understanding of lifespan psychology applied to health care.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the needs/difficulties of people with psychological/mental health difficulties or other disabilities.


  • Demonstrates an understanding of the clinical practice of psychological interventions.
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post



  • Experience of working with people who experience difficulties with mental health and/or physical health


  • To have worked as part of a team within a statutory or voluntary care setting.
  • Experience of delivering training.
  • Experience of group work.

Skills & Abilities


  • Good communication skills (written and verbal) including an ability to communicate and work across a number of different settings
  • Ability to work with people from different backgrounds and of different ages
  • Ability to interact effectively with users of services, families and other professionals
  • Ability to work reliably and consistently with work agreed and managed at regular intervals.
  • and work in settings in which the atmosphere may be highly emotive.


  • Received training (either formal of through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice



  • Ability to accept and use supervision appropriately and effectively.
  • Able to travel across the Borough of Wigan/Leigh

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Clayton, Beswick and Openshaw PCN

Across PCN

Clayton, Beswick and Openshaw

M11 1JG

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