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RNLD Specialist Mental health Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023
This is an exciting opportunity to take up the role of RNLD Specialist Mental Health Practitioner for the Community FCAMHS Team. The team work across the North West of England footprint with CYP and professionals from Health, Justice, Care and Education. We are continuing to see an uptrend in referrals for CYP with challenging/offending risk behaviour in the context of, or complicated, by Neurodivergence and Learning Disability/Difficulties. The successful candidate will support with service development and quality improvement to ensure CYP are offered the best care inline with NICE guidelines.

FCAMHS practitioners hold a caseload but do not maintain lead professional responsibilities and predominantly provide advice and recommendations to the wider system using a consultation-based model. Direct assessments and brief intervention work with CYP will be carried out if appropriate.

The successful candidate will support with screening referrals, caseload management, offer LD specific support and training to team colleagues and the wider system. They willform part of a team that works closely with the senior managers and clinicians to maintain a trauma informed system that supports mental health and well-being of the team and influences the systems of governance and management around them

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to lead expert forensic consultation meetings on videoconferencing software or in person at the agencies locality base, providing advice and recommendations for the treatment of underlying mental health/LD difficulties, the management of high risk behaviour, and interventions to reduce the likelihood of recidivism.

The post holder will undertake specialist forensic assessments meeting with the young person, family, and carers, formulating the young persons difficulties and risk, and providing external agencies with a comprehensive assessment report.

The post holder will delivery highly specialist intervention to reduce the risk of high risk behaviour, including severe violence and harmful sexual behaviour.

The post holder will engage with external stakeholders, providing information about the service and bespoke training packages upskilling community agencies in managing high risk behaviour and assessing young people who display high risk behaviour in the context of Neurodivergence and Learning Disability/Difficulties.

The post holder will provide support, training, and supervision to junior colleagues across the GMMH CAMHS division, supporting them in their caring for high risk young people

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

See attached detailed 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



  • Qualified RNLD
  • Current Registration


  • Specialist Qualification in additional therapy (CBT/DBT/Family)
  • Educated to Masters level
  • Duel trained S/W, RMN, RGN



  • Experience of working with CYP


  • Experience of working in the community
  • Evidence of teaching/assessing in clinical practice
  • Knowledge of PBSP



  • Ability to work independly and autonomuosly
  • excellent communication skills across all medians


  • able to work as part of team
  • High level of resillence

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT




M35 3BL

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