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HCPC Practitioner Psychologist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Health and Justice Services part of GMMH Specialist Service Care Group are looking to recruit a committed and dynamic HCPC practitioner psychologist to work within the multi-disciplinary mental health team.

The role is primarily based at HMP Risley with one day per week at HMP Thorncross.

The post holder will be expected to carry out detailed assessments, to develop specialist formulations and recommendations for ongoing multi-disciplinary support and management and provide therapeutic advice or intervention. They will also oversee and support the psychological therapy provision provided across the stepped-care model of mental health delivery within the prison mental health service.

he successful applicant will form part of a team that works closely with the senior prison managers to ensure a psychologically informed service is offered. The post holder will link with other professionals and agencies in the wider system to ensure integrated care provision across health and justice services, to optimise the outcomes for service users who present with forensic challenging behaviours and mental health concerns.

Main duties of the job

To work with individual service users presenting to the Mental Health Inreach (MHIT) team to support improved psychological health and well-being.

To complete detailed and thorough psychological assessments based on appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex psychological data from a variety of sources.

To provide appropriate bio/neuro-psycho-social formulations considering a range of factors.To provide consultation and advice based upon analyses of the range of available psychological information concerning service users.

To exercise responsibility for implementing a range of psychological interventions with service users and supporting and supervising others to do so, including reformulation, monitoring and follow up.

To contribute to the multi-disciplinary team's psychological understanding of service users and offer guidance and supervision to others involved in the care and management of a service user to improve mental health and reduce re-offending, and other important outcomes.

To supervise, the delivery of psychological interventions as part of multi-disciplinary care planning.

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

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered psychologist


  • Additional qualification in therapeutic modality



  • Experience in working with people with complex mental health and personality difficulties


  • Experience in working in forensic settings
  • Experience in working within trauma informed environment or other secure setting

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


HMP Risley

Warrington Road



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