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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Sep 2023
We currently have a fixed term vacancy for a Community Mental Health Practitioner (also known as a Care Coordinator) within our Heywood & Middleton CMHT. This position is to cover maternity up until the 30/04/2024. The post will be 18.75 hours.

The post will be based at Hanson Corner working within the Heywood & Middleton CMHT.

You will need to be a registered and experienced RMN or Social Worker to apply for this post.

Key Responsibilities of the Post:The Care Coordinator will provide a comprehensive mental health service to adults of working age who experience moderate to severe mental health problems within the community. The practitioner will also:Work collaboratively across a range of disciplines to continuously promote a 'needs based' approach to all service users.Promote an integrated approach to service delivery.Develop clear relapse recognition / prevention plans and share with MDT, service users and carers where appropriateDevelop meaningful engagement with individuals who are often referred to as 'difficult to engage' and their families.

Main duties of the job

Role Summary:The successful applicants will work effectively with adult service users with mental health needs across HMR CMHT, predominantly in the active care coordination function and will manage the care of a defined caseload of patients.The post holders will be highly skilled and competent in conducting comprehensive holistic health and social needs assessments and risk assessments, developing outcome based needs led care plans, facilitating the implementation of the agreed plan of care and evaluating its effectiveness utilising evidence based outcome measures with a focus on recovery and social inclusion.The post holders will be required to provide a range of highly skilled interventions including group work and share those skills with other team members.

Service/Ward/Department Summary:TheCMHT work primarily with working age adults who have a diagnosis of a Serious Mental Illness and / or Complex Mental Health Difficulties. The care pathway includes a holistic assessment of need / risk, formulation and delivery of a care and treatment plan with a focus on recovery and supporting individuals to achieve and maintain their optimal level of functioning

About us

We are an integrated service with Rochdale Borough Council. We are looking for motivated individuals who want to pursue a career within community mental health services. If you demonstrate the trust values, are committed to supporting to achieve the Trust 4 big ambitions and addressing inequalities, we welcome your application.

We are proud to provide high quality mental health services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification. Please ensure your supporting information reflects how you meet the person specification.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Registered Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker. Current registration with appropriate regulatory body such as NMC, AHPC, RMN, OT or Social Worker. Current registration with professional body.


  • Mentorship qualification. Qualification in psychologic therapeutic interventions.



  • Substantial experience of relevant post registration practice. Experience of managing a caseload. Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team setting. Experience of working with people with a range of severe and complex mental health problems.


  • Experience of working within a Community setting . Experience of clinical supervision of other staff.



  • Good working knowledge of therapeutic assessment techniques and interventions in the management of behaviour of individuals with complex mental health needs. Knowledge of a range of screening and assessment tools and interventions utilised to support individuals with severe and complex mental health problems. Comprehensive understanding of Safeguarding adults procedures and practice. Comprehensive understanding of the Mental Capacity Act , Mental Health Act and Care Act. Comprehensive understanding of roles and responsibilities under the Care Programme Approach. Understanding of key national and local policies and drivers in relation to adult mental health services.


  • Knowledge of local authority and CCG commissioning processes.

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to undertake the care coordinator role. Evidence of ability to provide specialist mental health assessment and risk assessment/management and be accountable for decision making. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to manage own emotions and deal with others in highly stressful situations. Ability to engage with and provide therapeutic interventions for this client group and carers. Ability to prepare, record and complete relevant care records and reports to a professional standard. Evidence of ability to manage a diverse and complex caseload, prioritise own time and work under pressure. Ability to coordinate and delegate the work of junior staff. Ability to value diversity and respond constructively to discriminatory behaviour. IT Skills

Work Related Circumstances


  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs. Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies. Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT



Hanson Corner, Hanson Street

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale

M24 2HW

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