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Mental Health Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a number of committed Band 5 Registered Mental Health Nurses & Band 5 Registered Mental Health Social Workers to join our Greater Manchester Mental Health All age 24/7 Crisis Helpline Service. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience under the umbrella of urgent care, although urgent care experience would be desirable, in supporting service users presenting with a range of mental health difficulties and associated distress to develop psychological engagement, intervention skills and signpost to a service appropriate to meet the needs of the service user.

The post-holders will be supported to provide an empathic, person-centred, biopsychosocial, and trauma-informed approach when taking calls on the helpline, as well as delivering low level brief psychological interventions as required.

Successful candidates will become proficient in identifying and responding to risk and safe-guarding indicators.

Main duties of the job

The post-holders may also expect to be involved in multi-disciplinary and multi-agency liaison and other organisational activities. They will receive regular management supervision and reflective practice, both individual and group. Please note that shift work, including working unsociable hours, will be required in the delivery of this work.

The successful candidates will have completed their preceptorship and be at least 12 months post qualified and be registered with their recognised professional body.

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.

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 attached job description and person specification

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



  • Holds full qualification in accordance with professional body


  • Demonstrates the ability to de-escalate individuals in Crisis

meets some criteria


  • Previous experience in Mental Health


  • Experience - to be able to complete the duties as laid out on the Job Description

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Prestwich Old Trust Head Quarters

Bury New Road


M25 3BL

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