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Mental Health Practitioner - Home Based Treatment Team

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Dec 2023
An opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers or Occupational Therapists to join the Salford Home Based Treatment Team. This dynamic and driven multi-disciplinary team offer an alternative to psychiatric hospital admission, supporting service users in acute mental health crisis in their homes, as well as supporting loved ones and carers during this period. The team are passionate about providing person centred care, tailoring care plans to suit the needs of all individuals involved during the care spell and providing a range of psychosocial interventions during their admission. The team are required to thoroughly risk assess situations and have access to a supportive leadership team to support such complex cases.

Staff wellbeing and development is paramount and well supported in this team. Full supernumery induction is provided for the first 4 weeks in post. The post holder will be supported with their professional development as part of their appraisal process, and regular 1:1 supervision is provided. The post holder may also like to become actively involved in a number of service development projects as part of their role.

The team operates a 24/7 service, therefore there will be a requirement to cover shift work. Flexible working requests can and will be supported however possible.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

- To provide comprehensive assessment of a service users mental state and social needs which would aid the completion of a collaborative care plan for community management.

- To provide comprehensive risk assessment, formulation and management as part of the service user's journey.

- To act as keyworker for a small caseload of service users, with support from the multi-disciplinary team.

- Cover the duty / shift coordination role on a regular basis.

- Liaison with other agencies involved in a service users care.

- Lead on the discharge or transfer of care for our service users to appropriate agencies.

- To support and supervise junior members of staff.

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



  • Registered professional qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Experience of working in urgent care / community mental health settings



  • Undertaking risk assessments
  • Working with people with multiple and complex needs


  • Experience of working in urgent care / community mental health settings

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Meadowbrook Unit

Stott Lane


M6 8HG

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