Clinical / Counselling Psychologist MHHTT

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Clinical Psychologist in a multi-disciplinary team that warmly welcomes psychological ideas and practices. We are seeking to appoint an 8a Clinical Psychologist (or band 7 preceptorship) to work in our Central Manchester Mental Health Home Treatment Team (MHHTT). With a significant focus upon multi-disciplinary team working, the post will require a strong contribution to MDT meetings to support lead clinicians in decision making and care planning. The team focuses upon urgent assessments of acute mental health needs, comprehensive risk formulations, promoting psychological understanding of crises and supporting the guidance of service users into appropriate referral pathways.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to provide appropriate supervision and consultation to members of the MHHTT to support the development of psychological expertise within the team. There is also the opportunity to provide individual assessment and brief psychological intervention to support acute care delivery for individuals who present with severe and complex needs. The service also hosts placements for Trainee Clinical Psychologists.

Experience of being able to formulate risk and work with complex and enduring mental health problems is essential to this post. The post would be suitable for a clinical psychologist who could be confident in applying a flexible and theoretically integrative approach, given the wide range of mental health needs and risks that present to the team.The successful applicant will help shape the delivery and development of the MHHTT psychological therapy service provision across the city of Manchester. We are looking for an enthusiastic psychologist with an appreciation of the challenges and rewards of working within a culturally diverse city.Psychologists in the Manchester MHHTT's are professionally managed and you will receive supervision, access to CPD and annual performance and development reviews. We enjoy strong links to the regional Doctoral Clinical Psychology Training Courses and Academic Department at Manchester University.

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 descriptionand Person Specification

Staff benefits
  • 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

Person Specification Essential and desirable Essential
  • D Clin Psy or equivalent
  • Experience of risk assessments
desirable Essential
  • Working in MDT
  • post qualification training

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