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 be apart of the clinicalteam 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 8A WTE to provide and develop psychological therapies to the Ealing Model pathway across Bolton and Wigan that aligns across the Greater Manchester footprint.
Main duties of the job
To provide psychological intervention, to include functional behaviour assessment leading to the development of Positive Behaviour Support Plans for young people with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges within the Ealing Model Pathway across Bolton and Wigan CAMHS.
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.
The post will also support the development of clinical care pathways through service development and evaluation.
Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400
members of staff, who deliver services from more than160
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 supporting systematic provision of specialist psychological services for people suffering primarily from complex mental health problems learning difficulties and neurodevelopmental concerns
- 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 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
- 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
- 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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