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Psychologist/Psychological Therapist

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

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated psychologist or psychological therapist to workin a new community mental health service in Wigan called Living Well (LW). The Living WellService will enable timely access to mental health services when people need it most andprovide support for people who might not traditionally meet the threshold or criteria of existingmental health services. The team will be multidisciplinary and will include third sectororganizations. We will also be supporting several peer mentor roles within the team.

You will be supported by members of the leadership team including a team leader, operationalprogramme manager and in time a clinical psychologist. CPD opportunities are available and personal interests/skills will be supported to develop and grow.

The Wigan Living Well Service will be compassionately led, trauma informed, and recoveryfocused. Living Well has co-produced key values and principles that all staff and peers share.As a result, our model is humanistic and person-centred. Our core values are based oncreating open, honest, safe spaces and conversations where all people's strengths are valued.

Main duties of the job

In this role you will improve the levels of psychological support and care provided to peoplewho access the service. You will provide psychological assessment, formulation and possiblebrief interventions to people referred to the LW service at the same time as offeringsupervision and consultation on people's psychological care to non-psychology colleagues asand when required. You will also undertake initial conversation / assessments of people as part of the LW duty system in accordance with agreed operational procedures.

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 & Qualifications Essential
  • A professional qualification PLUS professional registration PLUS a post graduate diploma/degree in CBT/CAT. OR an undergraduate degree in psychology PLUS a post graduate diploma/degree in CBT and accreditation with the BABCP. OR completed a doctoral clinical/counselling psychology course and registered as a psychologist with the BPS/HCPC.
  • Post qualification training in a specialised area of psychological practice (e.g., EMDR, DBT).
Experience Essential
  • Experience in offering appropriate assessment & formulation of psychological difficulties and implement specific evidence-based therapies.
  • Experience of adopting a trauma informed approach.
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for people's psychological care and treatment.
  • Experience of conducting high quality risk assessments and implementing risk management plans
  • Experience of working effectively within an MDT & supporting team members in the implementation of psychologically informed care.
  • Experience of teaching/training other people in the principles of psychologically informed care.
  • Experience of providing supervision to other professionals.
Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Effective liaison with colleagues in the wider system, relevant to people and their ongoing needs.
  • Evidence of continuing CPD as recommended by professional registration body.
  • Demonstrate skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, formulation, intervention and management.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing.
  • Skills in organising/facilitating groups for the provision of psychological interventions.
  • Knowledge of the community transformation agenda

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