An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, accredited psychological therapist to join a specialist service delivering psychological therapies in the Neighbourhood mental health team. The team is collaboration between Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, the local authority and third sector partners. The service operates within a living well model to delivery interventions within the service users neighbourhood. We work closely with our community partners in delivering a service tailored towards the needs of the individual. As a therapist in the team you will deliver 1:1 therapy and group work. Attend regular multidisciplinary meetings and daily huddles, access and deliver supervision where appropriate and assist in delivery of CPD to the wider team.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will undertake assessments and provide psychological interventions to clients with complex needs and underlying trauma.
As a senior practitioner the post holder will contribute to the on-going development of the service model which will include working closely with a range of practitioners from other mental health services, 3rd Sector providers and statutory services and social services.
Key Requirements of the Person Specification:
- Qualification in a specific psychological modality such as CAT, IPT, Art Therapy, CBT, EMDR, DBT OR a recorded/registered qualification in one of the following - nursing, social work, occupational therapy, or a psychological therapy - plus further post graduate qualification training in one or more specific modality
- Professional accreditation
- Experience of working in a psychological therapy service with service users who have mental health needs.
Contact Name: For informal discussion: Paula Morton Lead Psychological Therapist NMHT 0161 470 2080 email Paulamorton@nhs.net
The team is a multidisciplinary team consisting of therapists, nurses, Wellbeing Coaches and Peer coaches.
Job description Job responsibilities
Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the cognitive and behavioural model of psychopathology. To screen, triage and assess all referrals into the service and allocate to the mostappropriate service to meet the needs of the individualAssess clients for suitability for psychological interventionsTo undertake comprehensive person centred assessments (conversations) of the healthand social care needs of individuals who are referred to the service in addition tocomprehensive risk assessmentsBuild therapeutic relationships, develop a plan of care with that person my story, andassist them through their difficult time by empowering them and enabling them to takecontrol over their healthBuild therapeutic relationships, develop a plan of care with that person my story, andassist them through their difficult time by empowering them and enabling them to takecontrol over their healthHas a working knowledge and understanding of mental health and ability to recognise theindicators of deteriorating mental healthDevelop comprehensive understanding of deliberate self-harm and appropriatemanagement strategiesFormulate, implement and evaluate therapy programmes for clients. Use highly developed communication skills in working with people to understand theirpersonal and often very sensitive difficultiesTo exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment and treatment ofclients in line with the service.
Person Specification Essential Essential
- Relevant qualification
- Registered Therapist
- Accredited Therapist
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