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clinical/counselling psychologist/psychological therapist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2024

Job Details

We are a very Dedicated, Highly motivated, and Dynamic team. We offer a range of Psychological Therapies/Psychosocial Interventions and have a comprehensive training programme across the directorate. We have regular in house training and clinical supervision with our two Clinical Psychologists.

We work very closely with Service users and families, offering family interventions and carer education/support. We value Service User involvement and encourage participation in service developments on many levels including opportunities for peer support roles.

Main duties of the job

The post involves the provision of specialist psychological assessment and psychological therapy (cognitive behaviour therapy) primarily for young people (although our age range is 14-35 years) considered to be at high risk of developing serious mental health difficulties (e.g. psychosis) or presenting with first episode psychosis. Our Early Intervention Service works with those with At Risk Mental State (ARMS).

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



  • A doctorate level qualification ,registered qualification plus CBT, or specialist CBT certificate diploma


  • post qualifying experience delivering therapy for psychosis



  • Experience of working in an MDT
  • Experience of applying CBT to a range of mental health difficulties
  • Experience in conducting high quality risk assessments and risk management plans
  • Experience of formulating and delivering formulation driven interventions
  • Experience of managing complex safeguarding an risk presentations


  • Working with children from 14 years and up and being able to adapt therapy accordingly
  • family interventions for psychosis
  • Experience of supervising the delivery of psychological approaches and providing supervision to non-psychologists.



  • A high level of knowledge about evidence based psychological therapies (including cognitive behaviour therapy) for anxiety disorders


  • A high level of knowledge about the evidence base for psychological interventions for an at risk mental state, and prevention of deterioration in serious mental health difficulties.



  • An ability to interact appropriately with people considered at risk of developing psychosis, people with first episode psychosis, clients with complex presentations and their carers and relatives.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


crossgate house, sale m337FT

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