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Clinical Psychologist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Ince Wigan
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Part Time
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Are you an enthusiastic caring experienced Clinical Psychologists who is passionate about CAMHS, specifically young people with neurodevelopmental difficulties and learning difficulties who are experiencing difficulties that may place them at risk of admission to specialist inpatient provision or residential care.

Are you wanting to join and lead team of experienced dedicated professionals who strive to ensure young people achieve and Thrive, while ensuring your are supported and encouraged to develop professionally through robust supervision and training that we have available across GMMH.

We are keen to recruit an experienced clinical psychologist 8B to provide psychological leadership to the Ealing Model pathway across Bolton and Wigan that aligns across the Greater Manchester footprint.

Main duties of the job

To provide psychological leadership to the Ealing Model Pathway across Bolton and Wigan.

In collaboration with other senior members of the CAMH services, to contribute to ongoing strategic planning and development of the Ealing Model Pathway, in liaison with other CAMHS specialists, service commissioners, purchasers and multi-agency partners.

To provide a highly specialist clinical psychology service to children, young people, families and their care systems across the Bolton and Wigan districts. This includes: providing highly specialist psychological assessment, formulation and intervention for children, young people and their families / carers; close liaison with other disciplines and agencies such as health partners, social care, education and Thrive networks; offering consultation and training about client's psychological care to no psychologist colleagues; training professional and non-professionals groups on mental health issues; providing clinical supervision within the psychological services staff group and within the MDT; utilising skills for research, audit, policy and service development. To include functional behaviour assessment leading to the development of Positive Behaviour Support Plans for young people with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges.

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

  • Responsible for the systematic provision of specialist psychological services for people suffering primarily from complex mental health problems
  • To provide services that meet the agreed service priorities consonant with practitioner experience and expertise
  • The development and implementation of specialist psychological assessment and intervention strategies including clinical casework
  • Provision of consultancy work generally for the assurance of quality in the use of psychological methods by other team members
  • To ensure appropriate supervision and professional development is a core theme in practice.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent) as accredited by the BPS
  • Demonstrate models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and Neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
  • Registration with Health Professions Council as Practising Psychologist
  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training &/or other fields of applied psychology
  • Additional Training in provision of therapy
Experience Essential
  • Experience during training of specialist psychological assessment, formulation and intervention with clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and inpatient settings.
  • Experience during training of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course, presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts
skills Essential
  • the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management
  • ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical &/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues
  • providing consultation to other professional groups
  • High-level skills in the practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies
Knowledge Essential
  • Doctoral level knowledge (or its equivalent) of research design and methodology, multivariate data analysis
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the adults and mental health
  • Knowledge of current psychological evidence base and best practice in working with adults

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