Home Treatment Mental Health Social Worker

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The appointed Social Worker will have experience of clinical practice within the Mental Health Care setting, preferably with prior experience of community based urgent care services. The post holder will agree a plan of care collaboratively with service users and their carers who present in crisis to work with least restrictive community based care. The post holder will always follow agreed practice guidelines and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The post holder should be committed to the delivery of high-quality mental health services and contribute to ongoing service development.

The post holder will be expected to work 4 shifts a week with the expectation cover night duties and weekends on a rotational basis.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as part of the urgent care team and may be asked to work in other areas of urgent care such as A & E Liaison.

The post holder will be expected to work shift patterns across a 24 hour period.

The post holder will be expected to contribute to the development of urgent care services.

The post holder will follow safeguarding policies and protocols for children and vulnerable adults and share relevant information with other agencies as appropriate.

The post holder will be aware of and act within the requirements of the Mental Health Act (1983), and other relevant legislation at all times,

The post holder will participate in team meetings and activities as directed by senior staff.

The post holder will work effectively with Urgent Care and Trust colleagues.

The post holder will work with the MDT to delivery psychosocial interventions in the community to aid recovery

The post holder will act as a gatekeeper to inpatient beds to determine the most appropriate, safest and least restrictive care option when people present to emergency services

The post holder will have knowledge of the 136 section and processes to manage the 136 suite out of hours

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over 6,400 members of staff, who deliver services from more than 160 locations.

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

Please see full Job description and Person Specification attached to this vacancy.

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



  • oMust be a registered Social Worker with Social Work England Professional body.
  • Experience of risk assessment and risk management,


  • Experience of working within a mental health and home treatment service



  • oAwareness of community and inpatient care pathways

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