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Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychologist/Psychological Therapist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £53,219 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Prison and Forensic
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you enjoy working flexibly and creatively with people with complex mental health needs? If so, we would love to hear from you! An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic psychologist or psychological therapist to work within the complex mental health rehabilitation pathway for adult service users in Salford and the wider Greater Manchester area.

You will be joining at an exciting time. Your post will involve working both in an established inpatient ward (Copeland) but also supporting service users as they progress to the community, as part of the new community rehabilitation team. So if you are passionate about supporting people throughout their recovery journey, please get in touch!

Main duties of the job

You will be involved with psychological input in all aspects of patient care, including assessments, formulations and interventions (individual and group). An ability to work creatively and flexibly with hard-to-engage service users will be an essential aspect of the job. Your work will be trauma informed, and might include the use of models such as CBT, CAT, Schema, Compassion Focussed Therapy, or other evidence-based approaches.

The role will also involve advising staff, facilitating reflective practice, work with carers, and collaboration and consultation with other members of the multi-disciplinary team. Youwill also be required toprovide supervision to an assistant psychologist and other team members.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.

Serving a population of 1.2million people, across one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside prison in reach, substance misuse services, a specialist centre for mental health and deafness and inpatient perinatal mental health care.

The Trust employs around 5700 people, who make a difference across 130 locations. Staff at GMMH work to improve lives with a culture based on five core values:
  • We are caring and compassionate
  • We inspire hope
  • We work together
  • We value and respect
  • We are open and honest

GMMH is one of the most active research trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health.

We have been rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commission. Our substance misuse services and leadership were rated as 'Outstanding'

Job description Job responsibilities

1.1 To maintain adequate electronic/paper records of clinical activities.1.2 To furnish appropriate statistical returns as required.1.3 To provide such information as is required for the purpose of auditing the professional service.1.4 To maintain adequate correspondence with other professionals regarding clinical work.2.1 To provide comprehensive psychological assessments and psycho-social formulations of people with severe and complex mental health problems so as to inform multi-disciplinary management of each service-user.2.2 To provide appropriate structured psychological interventions to people with severe and/or very complex mental health problems (and their families)2.3 To harness and support the psychological skills of colleagues in the team by providing supervision, opportunities for co-working, and active participation.2.4 To develop and maintain appropriate frameworks for the provision of supervision and consultancy so as to support the psychological work of colleagues within the team.2.5 To provide advice on psychological aspects of risk assessment and positive risktaking.2.6 To facilitate reflective practice groups for staff colleagues.2.7 To develop psychological formulations of complex mental health problems so as to aid the teams input and management of these difficulties.2.8 To participate in, and actively contribute to, the stepped-care provision of psychology services within the unit.2.9 To promote team working and constructive relationships with other members of the ward team.2.10 To act in the role of named supervisor for clinical psychology trainees2.11 To provide training sessions for ward staff around relevant psychological skills2.12 To provide the above psychological services into other GMMH rehabilitation units were required

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • HCPC registration as psychologist or equivalent
  • Relevant other qualifications
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with adults with severe and enduring mental health problems.
Knowledge Essential
  • Up to date knowledge of the needs of adults with severe and enduring mental health problems

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