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Clinical Psychologist - CMHT

Job Description

Salford Directorate

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist

Band: 8a

Contract: Permanent contract

Hours: 10 WTE, 375 hours per week

Base: Ramsgate House

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic clinical psychologist to work within a functional CMHT in Salford, delivering psychological services to people with severe and complex, primarily non-organic, mental health problems, including psychosis and personality disorder.

The successful candidate will provide a range of direct and indirect psychological services in order to support an innovative stepped care framework for psychology provision within the multi-disciplinary team. Provision of psychological assessments, therapy (individual and group) and training will all be key parts of the role. The post holder will also provide advice and consultation on clients’ psychological care to non-psychology colleagues, and will provide supervision to a band 7 clincial psychologist/psychological therapist. They will be expected to work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the Service, Trust policies and procedures.

As part of a full multi-disciplinary team, the successful applicant will work within an integrated team of psychiatrists, psychologists, community psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and community support workers. We also provide training placements for the Manchester, Liverpool and Lancashire Clinical Psychology Doctorate Courses. There are also opportunities to be involved in service development work.

The post-holder will be line managed by the CMHT Team Manager, and will receive clinical supervision from a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. In addition to individual clinical supervision, the post-holder will be part of a close-knit, professional network of clinical psychologists working within Salford’s secondary mental health services.

There are excellent opportunities for continuing professional development.

If you have an interest in recovery orientated approaches, working with clients experiencing complex difficulties, and the commitment and skills to improve the psychological outcomes for these clients we would like to hear from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Informal enquiries are encouraged.
Please contact Dr Ian Lowens (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) on  ( Phone number removed )  (mon-wed)  ( Phone number removed )  (thur-fri).

**Please note, this vacancy may be closed at any time if sufficient applications have been received**

Important Information about working for GMW:

This appointment will be subject to a satisfactory completion of a 6 month probationary period for new starters to the Trust. You will receive all necessary training and support during this period. Further details are contained within the Trust’s Performance Improvement Policy.

All positions within the Trust are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks. This position is also subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. If successful in your application the Trust will pay the initial cost of the DBS, currently £4769 and this will be reclaimed from your first salary payment (if in Band 3 or above) upon commencement, or your first two salary payments (if in Bands 1 or 2) upon commencement.

If you are appointed to the post, you will be required to provide evidence of a satisfactory DBS check on a 3 yearly basis.

To achieve this, the Trust recommends that you sign up for the DBS update service (£13 annual subscription fee currently) which is an automated process. You may choose to have a DBS carried out by the Trust of a three yearly basis instead, however, you will be required to pay for the cost of this check at the time (currently £4769)

GMW have made the Apprenticeship Promise and as part of that promise will consider all Band 1 to 4 vacancies as Apprenticeship Opportunities. Applicants are encouraged to apply for posts at Greater Manchester West who have direct experience of mental health, learning disability or drug and alcohol services either as a service user or a carer.

GMW requires all Band 2 Health Care applicants to achieve a Care Certificate if not already done so.

The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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