Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year N/A
Closing date
2 Feb 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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The post holder will become part of the expanding Early Intervention in Psychosis service.The Early Intervention team work with clients who are experiencing a first episode psychosis and also those deemed to be at risk of developing psychosis. The post holder will be based within the community team, working alongside care coordinators, psychiatrists and CBT therapists.The role of the clinical psychologist will be to provide assessment, formulations and intervention to clients with first episode psychosis and co-morbid difficulties. The clinical psychologist will also provide supervision, consultation and training for teammembers. It would be advantageous to have training in CBT for psychosis and/or Family Intervention.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the promotion and management of high quality psychology input at Rochdale Early Intervention Team. The post will require you to provide psychological assessment, formulation and intervention to service users who present with complex mental health problems, including psychosis; alongside a possible history of trauma, substance misuse.You will be expected to attend multi-disciplinary meetings and to facilitate regular clinical discussion groups to offer the MDT reflective space, develop psychological formulations and provide bespoke training. In addition you will provide one-to-one clinical supervision to Psychologists and to other members of the MDT delivering psychological interventions. The post will require you to be involved in service developments, Quality Improvement projects and governance within the service as required.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

Our ambition is to maximise people's potential and we aim to promote an inclusive environment and improve the diversity of our workforce so our people truly represent the communities we serve.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please review the Job description and person specification for full details of this role.Alternatively you may wish to make contact with the recruiting manager.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology as accredited by the BPS and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.
  • Experience of working in mental health setting & Pychcosis

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