Clinical or Forensic Psychologist | Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 22 February 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £45,753 - £51,668 per Annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 19 March 2021
Location: Bury, BL9 5DE
Company: Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 2833614/437-2833614

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The Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Strategy is a nationwide programme of services in HMPPS to improve the wellbeing and futures of men, women and young people who have personality difficulties linked to their serious offending behaviour. Psychologists are a vital part of the programme, nurturing understanding and change in the lives of the offenders who participate and the professional practices of the prison and probation staff with whom they are engaged. Psychologically Informed Planned Environments (PIPEs) are a key part of the OPD Strategy.

PIPES are contained environments where staff members have additional training and ongoing support from a dedicated psychologist to develop an increased understanding of their work with the offenders in their care to create an enhanced safe and supportive environment, which can facilitate the development of all those who live and work there, changing lives and prospects for the better.

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.

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’

This advert closes on Wednesday 3 Mar 2021

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