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CYP Crisis Mental Health Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a new service and development across Greater Manchester forming part of large scale transformation plans for the Crisis Care Pathway for children and young people (CYP). This role is a key element of a new GM wide Crisis Care Pathway which is child centred, needs led, responsive, accessible and flexible.

The post will be instrumental in the success and future developments of the team and will ensure that all professional and patient contact with the service is of the highest professional standard at all times. Working alongside senior clinical staff you will respond rapidly to requests for assistance when a young person is presenting in crisis. You will offer assessment and management within a clear and structured Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction framework.

You will refer on to specialist in-patient services as necessary or work collaboratively with other services involved to reduce the need for inpatient care. You will develop holistic and recovery focused care plans and mobilise support around the child and family to promote resilience and reduce the likelihood of future crisis episodes.

As a member of the multi-disciplinary team the service will intensively support young people and families for up to 72 hours. Direct work with young people will take place in clinical environments, including emergency care settings and community settings as well as home environments.

Main duties of the job

  • Deliver community based assessment, de-escalation and risk reduction interventions when children and young people are presenting in crisis
  • Work to support CYP in the community to manage crisis and avoid A& E attendance/admission to a medical bed without medical necessity or admission to a General Adolescent Unit
  • Support families to offer containment and care during periods of high expressed emotion and crisis
  • Work intensively with CYP and those who care for them for up to 72 hours
  • Provide, or provide access to, a range of quality psychotherapeutic interventions in accordance with CYP assessed needs
  • Support the delivery of established care pathways to provide an effective and responsive service for all CYP across the footprint into specialised mental health care settings within the NHS and Independent sector, including out of hours
  • To be responsible for and manage a caseload and undertake case management responsibilities within the case load
  • Complete referrals, following agreed frameworks, for specialist in-patient services and children's services as appropriate
  • Support CYP as required in ensuring young people maintain links to their community, family and support
  • Provide direct assessment, risk assessment and formulation and case management of CYP and contribute to safety plans
  • Liaise with emergency services and primary care to assist them in their work with risky CYP
  • Participate in telephone helplines for CYP families and other professionals in managing crisis out of hours

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



  • Core profession with current recognised registration (nursing/social worker/OT
  • CAMHS experience
  • Evidence of current registration


  • Specialist Qualification in additional therapy (CBT/DBT/Family)
  • Educated to Masters level
  • Evidence of managing risk



  • Experience of Clinical responsibility and case management


  • Experience of working in the community

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Rapid Response Team

155-157 Manchester Rd



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