Senior Psychologist, Therapist or Nurse Consultant

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£54,764 to £63,862 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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GMMH Health and Justice Psychological services, which sits within the Specialist Care Group are looking to recruit a senior clinician to join our developing team; providing clinical leadership and supervision, strategic service development and direct clinical assessment and intervention.

This is a split role. Two days of the week the post holder will be expected to provide direct clinical assessment, formulation and intervention at HMP Buckley Hall. Working as part of the multidisciplinary mental health inreach team (MHIT) and supporting the wider psychological provision provided across both primary and secondary care.

The remaining role will be to work closely with the Consultant clinical psychologist to develop the wider H&J Psychological service that currently oversees provision into nine North West prisons. With emphasis on the development of trauma informed care, the wider development of the primary and secondary care psychological provision and consideration of neurodevelopmental need within the offending population. As such the post holder will be expected to have experience of leading, managing and supervision and would need to demonstrate high level clinical skills.

Main duties of the job

To work as part of the psychological therapy leadership team to ensure the implementation of psychological and trauma informed understanding of offender mental health and personality presentation. To draw on a range of psychological theories including attachment, trauma and adversity and how this is linked to offender mental health.

To complete assessments, formulations and make recommendations for ongoing support, care and management of service user psychological health and well-being.

To provide consultation, advice and support based on developed formulations and psychological information.

To provide supervision and leadership across the Health and Justice network.

To provide training and formulation support to MHIT and HMPPS staff.

To support the development of psychologically informed ways of working and to work collaboratively with others to implement this.

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

To work with individual service users presenting to the mental health inreach service to support psychological health and well-being.

To complete detailed and thorough psychological assessments, formulations and intervention.

To provide consultation and advice and contribute to the MDT psychological understanding of service users.

To support the development of psychologically informed ways of working.

To work within a supervisory and consultancy capacity across the H&J network.

To provide training, supervision, reflective practice and formulation support across the network.

To work closely with the Consultant clinical psychologist in ensuring the wider psychological therapy workforce development is optimised and to contribute to wider understanding of psychological informed ways of working.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered psychologist / therapist or specialist nurse at Msc or above
  • Post qualification specialist training
  • Qualification in leadership and management
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with a range of service users presenting with complexity and risk
  • Experience of providing psychological assessment, formulation and intervention
  • Experience of providing leadership and supervision
  • Experience of working within a prison environment

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