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Psychological Therapist/Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

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

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Profession
Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Service
Community
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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The post holder will join the Step 3+ therapy provision within South Manchester Psychological Therapy Service, an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) reporting service.

They will be providing highly specialist psychological assessment and therapy for people with complex, co-morbid, chronic common mental health problems as well as ensuring the appropriate provision of high-quality, individual and group, clinical supervision to other psychological therapists as appropriate.

They will provide expert advice and consultation outside the service to members of the primary health care team and, as appropriate, to secondary care services.

Where required they will be expected to undertake appropriate audit, research, and service development activities pertinent to the evaluation and development of the service.

The postholder will adhere to the service standards for clinical activity and work within the procedures, protocols and guidelines for the service. The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary, and should be committed to equal opportunities.

Main duties of the job

To undertake risk assessment and risk management for relevant patients as necessary, and to provide general advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and management.

Formulate, implement and evaluate psychological therapy programmes for clients. This can include the interpretation and explanation of the results of cognitive tests in the context of the patient's circumstances and current difficulties, and the communication of these findings to those involved in the network of care and in care planning.

Exercise an appropriate degree of autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment and treatment of clients in line with service standards and best practice guidance.

Adhere to service performance standards and expectations re caseload, throughput, and demonstrated effectiveness

Attend relevant meetings relating to performance monitoring and service developments.

Keep coherent electronic records of all clinical activity in line with service protocols.

Work closely with other members of the team ensuring appropriate step-up and step-down arrangements are in place to maintain a stepped care approach.

Provide specialist advice and consultation to other professionals / individuals / groups / committees across Mental Health Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups and other voluntary agencies regarding service matters related to the practice and delivery of specific agreed therapeutic modalities and service provision

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

To carry an independent caseload and to deliver multi-theoretical psychological assessment and interventions to individuals, couples and groups, with common and more complex mental health and psychological needs, who are experiencing emotional distress as a result of a range of psychological disorders, through the application of knowledge and skills in psychological assessment and intervention acquired through Doctoral (or equivalent) training, ongoing CPD activities and clinical supervision

To undertake risk assessment and risk management for relevant patients as necessary, and to provide general advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and management.

Make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to service referral protocols, and where indicated refer unsuitable clients on to the relevant service or back to the referral agent.

Formulate, implement and evaluate psychological therapy programmes for clients. This can include the interpretation and explanation of the results of cognitive tests in the context of the patients circumstances and current difficulties, and the communication of these findings to those involved in the network of care and in care planning.

Exercise an appropriate degree of autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment and treatment of clients in line with service standards and best practice guidance.

Adhere to service performance standards and expectations re caseload, throughput, and demonstrated effectiveness

Adhere to IAPT, commissioning, Trust, and service requirements re data collection.

Attend relevant meetings relating to performance monitoring and service developments.

Keep coherent electronic records of all clinical activity in line with service protocols.

Work closely with other members of the team ensuring appropriate step-up and step-down arrangements are in place to maintain a stepped care approach.

Assess and integrate issues surrounding work and employment into the overall therapy process

Carry out clinical audits of service performance, including service user surveys and evaluations, and help to collate and disseminate the results for feedback.

Liaise with other health and social care staff from a range of agencies in the care provided clients as appropriate.

Provide specialist advice and consultation to other professionals / individuals / groups / committees across Mental Health Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups and other voluntary agencies regarding service matters related to the practice and delivery of specific agreed therapeutic modalities and service provision.

Organise own day-to-day activities; plan and prioritise own clinical workload and achieve expected service standards

Person Specification Education & Qualifications Essential
  • Doctoral or Masters Degree or equivalent experience/qualification in clinical psychology or any other relevant psychological therapy.
  • Further post-qualification specialist training research or study, conferring advanced theoretical and practical knowledge within a specialist field of psychological therapy.
Desirable
  • Accredited membership of an appropriate psychological therapy professional body. Additional further training and qualifications in a range of therapeutic models (e.g. CBT, IPT, CAT) and in the use of specific psychometric and/or neuro-psychological assessment tools. Completion of appropriate supervision training.
Experience Essential
  • Proven post-qualification experience as a psychological therapist within the NHS Experience working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and full range of settings including primary care, community, inpatients and acute care settings, and with expert knowledge in common mental health difficulties.
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for psychological assessment and intervention and evaluation with a range of common, acute and complex mental health needs.
  • Proven ability to supervise others within the domain of service area.
Desirable
  • Experience of representing psychological services in local policy forums.
  • Development and delivery of group therapy for complex presentations
  • Undergraduate and post graduate research experience.
  • Experience of audit and service evaluation within psychological therapy services
  • Experience in teaching and training and qualified psychological therapist and of non-psychology staff.
  • Experience of the application of psychological therapy in diverse cultural and ethnic contexts.
Knowledge Essential
  • Thorough understanding of phenomenology and theoretical models of complex co-morbid common mental health disorders
  • Understanding of the national guidance and policy directives in relation to the development and delivery of psychological therapies for common mental health disorders.
Desirable
  • Awareness of similarities and differences between schools of psychological therapy
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to formulate presenting problems using range of evidence based psychological models.
  • Ability to formulate presenting problems from first principles drawing from appropriate knowledge base.
  • Strategic planning, development and delivery of psychological services within and across organisations.
Desirable
  • Experience of delivering group work both over MS teams and Face to Face
Other requirements Essential
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced CRB disclosure and registration with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA), Vetting and Barring Scheme.
  • There is a requirement to travel mainly within the South Manchester area in order to attend clinics and an occasional requirement to travel across the wide footprint of the Trust to attend meetings and events relevant to the role
  • There will be an expectation that the post holder will facilitate group work, provide both face to face clinics, sessions via teams/remote working and an evening clinic once per week.
Desirable
  • Access to own transport to commute between work locations/clinics


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