This is a great opportunity for a full-time clinical psychologist or psychological therapist to join our Greater Manchester Student Universities Mental Health Service, working with students and supporting mental health needs for a fixed term role of 12 months covering maternity Leave
We are recruiting 1.52 full time Band 7 Clinical Psychologist or Psychotherapist. It would be well suited to recent or soon to be qualified Clinical Psychology trainees, current band 7 psychologists looking to move into a new need led service.
Our team includes a collection of capable and compassionate staff who are dedicated to supporting mental health needs of our students. We have a strong focus on staff well-being within the team and know the importance of facilitating an enjoyable and supportive working environment.
The post holder will be based in Crawford House at University of Manchester but will work with students presenting with a range of more complex Trauma difficulties from across the region
Interviews are planned to be held on11 December 2023Main duties of the job
We are a collaborative, multidisciplinary team who aim to provide a values and evidence-based, NICE concordant package of care to our students. We actively seek to engage, assess, intervene and support students in their mental health needs. As a psychologist or psychological therapist, helping our students to make sense of their experiences and progress in their recovery is challenging, fascinating and rewarding work.
The students referred to our service all present with complex mental health needs often with ongoing risks. Common themes include histories of neglect and abuse through childhood and adulthood, drug/alcohol misuse, severe mental illness e.g. Bipolar Disorder and psychosis, and current self-harm/suicidal ideation. They are frequently exhibiting symptoms associated with complex trauma presentations including difficulties with attachments and emotional regulationAbout 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 usersJob descriptionJob responsibilities
The post holder is primarily responsible for providing assessment/therapeutic intervention
Although the post holder will be primarily responsible for providing psychological input to students they will function as an integral member of the services multi-disciplinary team, and will on occasion support care coordination, crisis management and other tasks that will support us to provide the best possible service to our clients.
In conjunction with other clinical psychologists/psychological therapists working within the service, the post holder will contribute as appropriate to the provision of individual and group evidenced based interventions.
The post holder will contribute to the supervision and development of other staff.
The post holder will work within the policies, procedures and guidelines of the for Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust
The post holder will plan and organise their work schedule and tasks within the parameters of the Job Plan agreed with the Operational Manager.
See attached detailed job description and person specification:
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
Cycle to work scheme
Salary sacrifice car scheme
Blue Light Card DiscountsPerson Specificationmental health expereienceEssential
Trauma informed terapy training/experienceEssential
- Years experince
- trauma informed therapeutic training
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Years experience qualification
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFTAddress
Booth Street East
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