Clinical or Forensic Psychologist

Bury, Greater Manchester, England
BL8 1XU
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust £ 45.753 - 51.668 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 45.753 - 51.668 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
9 Jun 2021
Closes
8 Jul 2021

Job Description

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a suitably qualified and experience clinical or forensic psychologist and will hold a strategic position as Lead Clinician for the PIPE service. They will have a key role in creating and maintaining a healthy psychosocial environment, ensuring the unit adheres to the theoretical principles of the PIPE model.

Those principles underpin the design, delivery and oversight of core components of the PIPE concept, including group work and the management of group dynamics. The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of the PIPE concept and to staff development by offering training and support in working with offenders with personality disorder and providing clinical supervision.

The PIPE lead clinician element is 0.8 WTE. The remaining 0.2 WTE is with the Insight Team, part of the OPD strategy. The main task of this element of the role involves offering formulation consultations to Offender Managers alongside specialist probation officers.

Working for our organisation

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.

Serving a population of 1.2million people, the Trust employs around 4750 people who make a difference across 130 locations. Situated in one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside substance misuse services across the North West.

GMMH is one of the most active research trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health. This puts our staff and service users at the leading edge of new mental health treatments.

The Trust provides a range of specialist services including prison in reach across the North of England, a specialist centre for mental health and deafness and in patient perinatal mental health care.

We have been rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commission. Our substance misuse services and leadership were rated as 'Outstanding'

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • To develop formulations identifying the relevant biological, social, environmental and psychological factors generating and maintaining a service user's difficulties
  • To propose appropriate psychological or psychologically-informed risk management based on the formulation
  • To support colleagues of other disciplines, principally offender managers, to understand and work in accordance with the explanation communicated in the formulation in order to improve outcomes for service users
  • To provide consultations to Offender Managers from the Probation Service for the purposes of psychologically informing their work generally, and specifically, sentence and risk management planning
  • To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the entirety of your work with service users.

Person specification

Education/Qualification
Essential criteria
  • Doctoral degree in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) plus further specialist training, research or study, conferring advanced theoretical and practical knowledge within the specialist field of psychological work with adults in forensic services
  • Eligibility for BPS Chartered status
  • Redistration with the Health and Care Professionals Council as HC


Desirable criteria
  • Training or experience working professionally with offenders in custodial setting


Experience
Essential criteria
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of service user groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity. This must include maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse
  • Demonstrable post-qualification experience of working as a clinical psychologist


Desirable criteria
  • Experience in inpatient/ forensic/criminal justice settings
  • Specific additional experience in assessment and therapeutic work with adults, young people and families across the age range with a full range of presenting problems and across settings including community, outpatient and clinic settings.


Ref: 939439147

Job Details

Clinical or Forensic Psychologist

Bury, Greater Manchester, Englandd Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust
Pay
£ 45.753 - 51.668 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
9 Jun 2021
Type
Permanent
Closes
8 Jul 2021

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