Psychological Therapist/Psychotherapist/Psychologist

Employer
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Manchester
Salary
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Jul 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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We are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic psychotherapist to join our team in which colleagues work closely together to deliver the best care possible.

You will have significant experience of working in a therapeutic role in a mental health setting and will need to be confident and competent in assessing and working with people with complex presentations and high levels of risk.

You must have the skills, training and experience to deliver therapy in at least one of the modalities listed above, and be open to further training in a second model.

You will be expected to provide high quality specialist psychological assessment and therapy to clients referred to the Manchester Specialist Psychotherapy Service and to offer supervision and consultation on clients' psychological care to other clinicians, including visiting and trainee therapists, care coordinators, GPs and Psychiatrists

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic psychological therapist to join our team.

You will need to be confident and competent in working with people with complex presentations and high levels of risk, and have the skills and training to deliver therapy in at least one of our pathways.

We are particularly keen to find someone to join our DBT delivery team, which offers full-programme DBT focused on reducing self-harm.

To provide high quality specialist psychological assessment and therapy to clients referred to the Manchester Specialist Psychotherapy Service.

To offer supervision and consultation on clients' psychological care to other clinicians, including visiting and trainee therapists, care coordinators, GPs and Psychiatrists

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.

Job description Job responsibilities

To deliver highly specialist psychological assessment and therapy to clients with complex, severe and longstanding mental health difficulties, which frequently involve high risk behaviour, e.g. risk of suicide and self-harm. Clients who are referred to the Service have often either failed to engage with, or benefit from, other mental health services, and can be particularly hard to help.

To contribute clinically to the personality disorder pathway; which may entail completing additional training and some clinical activity outside normal working hours

To manage a highly complex clinical caseload in accordance with activity expectations agreed with the Service Manager.

To carry out specialised risk assessments and agree risk management plans with individual clients, and to provide advice on aspects of risk formulation and management to other clinicians and services

To provide clinical supervision to honorary therapists working within the Service

To be responsible for the clinical supervision and teaching of trainees, at all levels, including those taking advanced and highly specialist psychotherapy training and postgraduate training in clinical psychology.

To engage in peer supervision and peer consultation with clinical colleagues within the service

Liaise, as appropriate, with clinicians and managers outside of the Service regarding clinical and service issues.

To provide clinical consultations for clinicians, including therapists in training, when difficult and challenging issues of assessment, treatment and risk management arise.

To assist in the development and maintenance of a strong research culture in order to encourage the critical evaluation of practice and the participation of clients in research programmes within the Trust.

To utilise theory, current literature and research to support evidence-based practice in direct clinical work, supervision, teaching and consultations with other clinicians and staff groups.

To initiate and participate in audit and service evaluation with colleagues within the Service and the Trust to help develop and improve services to patients

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A recognised qualification in one of the core mental health professions e.g. psychiatric nursing, clinical psychology, medicine, social work and occupational therapy
  • Training in psychological therapy.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of service users with complex needs, including clients with a personality disorder diagnosis
  • Previous experience of delivering time-limited psychological therapy to clients with complex mental health problems.
  • Experience in risk assessment, formulation and management particularly important.
Skills Essential
  • Competence in at least one of the models of psychological therapy offered within the service.
  • Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team and to liaise effectively with other professionals
Knowledge Essential
  • In-depth knowledge of the theory and practice of at least one of the specialised psychological therapies offered within the service.
  • Well-developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorders, dual diagnoses etc).


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