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Child Psychotherapist / Clinical Psychologist PIMHS

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024
We have an exciting opportunity to join Wigan Building Attachment and Bonds Support, a Parent-Infant Mental Health Service located within Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust. Our service works with infants and their parents/carers from pregnancy up to 3 years of age. We are a small supportive multi-disciplinary team who are committed to providing high quality care to infants and their families in Wigan.

We are seeking to recruit a Child Psychotherapist or Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about early intervention and parent/carer-infant relationships. The role will involve delivery and development of a high-quality parent infant mental health service including direct work with families and working with other professionals offering consultation, supervision, and training. With supervision and additional training, the successful candidate will manage their own caseload providing assessment, formulation and parent-infant interventions. The successful candidate will be passionate about working in this field and have knowledge and experience of working with infants and their parents/carers. An understanding of working within CAMHS, Adult Mental Health Services and of assessing risk within the perinatal period is required.

We invite applications from those wishing to be considered for a preceptorship.

Main duties of the job

  • Ensure that interventions are planned in an integrated and co-ordinated manner particularly where dependent on other external agencies identified through supervision or complex case discussion.
  • To provide specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals, to assist in the formulation, management and treatment of service users.
  • To provide reports and communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients.
  • Following consultation be responsible for developing care packages including assessing, planning, intervention and evaluation. Ensuring active involvement of parents and infants
  • To provide specialist psychotherapeutic assessments of referred families and identify collaboratively the most appropriate treatment for them
  • Participate in the development / delivery of a programme of training for other professional groups working in parent infant mental health service
  • Lead on programmes of audit and research within the team and implement the findings
  • Lead on areas of service development
  • Deputise for the Team manager / Clinical Lead in their absence
  • To provide Clinical Supervision both internally and externally
  • To contribute to the training experience of trainee Child Psychotherapists / Clinical Psychologists as appropriate.

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



  • Masters level preclinical training at a Association of Child Psychotherapists recognised training school - post graduate doctoral level training in clinical child psychotherapy at a training school accredited by the Association of Child Psychotherapy or Association of Child Psychotherapists Statement of Equivalence OR Doctoral level Clinical Psychology accredited by BPS / HCPC


  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in relevant fields in health, social care or education settings



  • Experience of specialist psychotherapeutic assessment and treatment of families as a full member of a multidisciplinary team located in community, primary care, outpatient or inpatient setting .


  • Experience of working with families ante / perinatally

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Claire House Surgery

Phoenix Way, Ince



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