Clinical Psychologist / Counselling Psychologist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for a passionate Clinical / Counselling Psychologist to join our welcoming and supportive team.

The Community Therapies Hub in Wigan is an established team providing a pathway approach to working with service users who have broad range of secondary care needs. This substantive preceptorship position is based within the psychological therapies pathway and the successful candidate will work alongside multiple disciplines (psychologists, psychological practitioners, occupational therapists and personality disorder specialist practitioners). The team also work alongside recovery team practitioners, including Mental health nurses and Consultant Psychiatrists.

Although experience in secondary care would be ideal, we welcome applications from newly qualified (or soon to be qualified) practitioners looking for an opportunity to develop their skills and gain invaluable experience in this varied and diverse role. We are also willing to consider individuals who would prefer flexible and/or part-time working hours.

We will be able to provide a comprehensive and supported preceptorship programme for this role. Following successful completion of training and meeting agreed competencies, the post holder would move up to a Band 8a position

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will provide a range of evidence-based direct psychological clinical care (i.e. engagement, assessment, formulation and intervention in individual and group formats), and indirect psychological input (i.e. consultation, liaison, supervision and training) to non-psychology colleagues. The Community Therapies Hub provide psychological interventions and support to two Recovery Teams across Wigan and Leigh so regular input to multi-disciplinary team meetings will be a core part of the role. There is also scope for service development, and research opportunities.

You will be expected to work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the Service and Trust policies and procedures. However, this is also a well supported role in which regular supervision, team meetings and CPD is valued.

You will demonstrate an attitude which respects and values service users' and their carers. You will also embrace the core values of the organisation and adopt the principles of Recovery.

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 / qualification Essential
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent) as accredited by the BPS, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and Neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology
  • Registration with Health Professions Council as Practising Psychologist (to be maintained)
  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training &/or other fields of applied psychology
  • Training in a specialist therapeutic modality appropriate to the clinical population served and service requirements (e.g. DBT, CAT, CBT, EMDR, MBT)
Experience Essential
  • Experience during training of specialist psychological assessment, formulation and intervention with clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and inpatient settings.
  • Experience during training of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course, presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity, including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • oExperience of working within a relevant client group setting appropriate to position
  • Experience of teaching, training &/or supervision
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.
knowledge Essential
  • Doctoral level knowledge (or its equivalent) of research and methodology, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology
  • High-level knowledge of the theory of at least two specialised psychological therapies.
  • Knowledge of the appropriate legislation
  • Knowledge of current psychological evidence base and best practice in working within client group.
skills and abilities Essential
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management, frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical &/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional groups
  • High-level skills in the practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies
  • Skills in a specialist therapeutic modality appropriate to the clinical population served and service requirements (e.g. DBT, CAT, CBT, EMDR, MBT
other requirements Essential
  • Demonstrate a commitment to respecting and displaying the Trust Values at all times
  • oThere is an occasional requirement to travel across the wide footprint of the Trust to attend meetings and events relevant to the role

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