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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Manchester Case Management Team

Manchester Case Management (MCM) is a multi skilled service established across the City which proactively supports people identified as at high risk of hospital admission. The service brings together the skills and experience of GPs, Nurses, Mental Health Practitioners, Social Workers, Pharmacists and Wellbeing Advisers to provide intensive and flexible support to people who are struggling to stay healthy, safe and well at home. The service shares the care of patients across the disciplines, providing support through clinic appointments, home visits and telephone calls. The MCM service focuses on what is important to each individual patient and collaborates with people and their carers and families to agree goals and aspirations.

The MCM service is embedded in the three localities North, Central and South Manchester. The service is delivered through the Neighbourhood model. MCM typically supports people for between 3 and 6 months enabling them over time to better manage to live well at home and engage with community groups and mainstream services as appropriate.

We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Mental Health Practitioner role in the North locality team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will lead on providing expert mental health knowledge to members of the MCM teams, giving advice and consultation on mental health and substance misuse care. The role will also involve offering assessment and intervention for cases where required, and working autonomously within professional guidelines.

The post holder will work with colleagues of all disciplines within the MCM teams to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence in working with people with mental health difficulties, promoting understanding of the impact that these issues can have on individuals, their families and the wider community.

The post holder will support the development of effective relationships within the MCM teams, Neighbourhood teams, and partner agencies to promote collaborative working and seamless pathways. This will require the ability to communicate effectively across multiple providers of services in Greater Manchester including statutory and voluntary sector providers. The post holder will also maintain regular contact with other colleagues within the trust and other statutory / non statutory services including inpatient wards, Community Mental Health Teams, IAPT services, Home Based Treatment Teams, GP practices and local A& E MH liaison services.

The GMMH Mental Health Practitioners will be aligned to one MCM locality team.

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.

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 attached Job Description & Person Specification.
  • 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



  • A qualification in mental health nursing (RMN or part 13 of the NMC register), general nursing (RGN or part 12 or the NMC register), social work, occupational therapy, clinical psychology or other relevant health professional qualification.
  • Significant experience of working with people with complex mental health difficulties.


  • Post graduate qualification in a relevant area of practice e.g. mental health, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioural therapy.
  • Mentorship/ENB998 or other Assessment and/or Teaching in Practice equivalent qualifications



  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for service users mental health and/or substance misuse treatment

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Victoria Mill and bases across North Manchester

Lower Vickers Street, Miles Platting


M40 7LH

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