Clinical Psychologist / Psychological Therapist full-time & part-time

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

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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The post holder will join the Step 3+ therapy provision within Bolton Psychological Therapies, 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 psychological therapists as appropriate.

Main duties of the job

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 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.

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 Education 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Awareness of similarities and differences between schools of psychological therapy. Skills and Abilities - to be able to complete the duties as laid out on the Job Description
Skills & 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.
  • Training in more than one modality / intervention
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 Bolton 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.
  • Access to transport / car driver

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