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Clinical Psychologist / Psychological Therapist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will join the Step 3+ therapy provision within Trafford Psychological Therapies, an NHS Talking Therapies Service (previously known as IAPT).

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.

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.

There is an expectation to offer an evening clinic within this role and to have a mix of face-to-face and remote working.

Main duties of the job

Formulate, implement and evaluate psychological therapy programmes for clients.To undertake risk assessment and risk management for clients as necessary, and to provide general advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and management.Exercise an appropriate degree of autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment and treatment of clients in line with service standards and best practice guidance.Adhere to service performance standards and expectations re caseload, throughput, and demonstrated effectiveness.Provide clinical supervision to qualified psychological therapists, trainee clinical psychologists and other roles as appropriate.Attend relevant meetings relating to performance monitoring and service developments.Keep coherent electronic records of all clinical activity in line with service protocols.Work closely with other members of the team ensuring appropriate step-up and step-down arrangements are in place to maintain a stepped care approach.Provide specialist advice and consultation to other professionals / individuals / groups / committees across Mental Health Trusts and other voluntary agencies regarding service matters related to the practice and delivery of specific agreed therapeutic modalities and service provision

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 plus further specialist training.
  • 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.

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