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Mental Health Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Band 5
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Full Time
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Mental Health Practitioner

This post is suitable for a variety of professional backgrounds:

- Social worker

- Nurse

- Occupational therapist

As the post is identified within the CYPMH strategy, it is expected the role will continue to develop in line with national and local initiatives.The post holder will demonstrate an attitude which respects and values service users' and their carers. The post holder will embrace the core values of the organisation and adopt the principles of Recovery and THRIVE.

These principles will recognise the need to:? Promote safe practices? Value the aims of service users? Work in partnership and offer meaningful choice? Be optimistic about the possibilities of meaningful change? Value social inclusion

Main duties of the job

We are delighted to confirm an opportunity within our Bolton Child and Adolescent Mental Health service (CAMHS), which provides mental health support to children and young people within Bolton. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing evidence based interventions.

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

Main Duties & Responsibilities:Clinical: 1.1. To hold a caseload of assessments, treatment upon a conceptual framework and employing research based evidence. 1.2. To provide direct therapeutic interventions in line with the grading of the post, including assessments, formulation and therapeutic input into children, young people and families referred into the service. 1.3. Undertake risk assessments and care plans accordingly, in line with the THRIVE framework 1.4. To work in ways that are sensitive to the needs of children and young people and families from a wide range of racial, cultural and religious backgrounds. 1.5. To participate directly in the teams duty rotas in line with the grading of the post. 1.6. To exercise responsibility within supervisory, managerial and accountability structures, for the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients 1.7. To deliver care co-ordination, ensuring effective assessment, care planning and risk management processes are maintained. Involve the views of children, their families, referring agents and other professionals involved in the network of care. 1.8. To produce a clinical formulation and intervention plan founded on evidence based practice in co-operation with the child young person and carers 1.9. To hold responsibility for standards of clinical practice within area of work. 1.10. To work jointly and collaboratively with other team members in order to enhance and develop the provision of services to young people and their families. To have an effective knowledge base of other modalities so as to engage and work effectively with colleagues in other disciplines. 1.11. Undertake risk management for all children including the protective and risk factors present in the network of significant relationships. 1.12. Identify and respond appropriately to child protection issues, as described with the guidelines of Local Safeguarding Childrens Board NHS Foundation Trust safeguarding policies 1.13. Maintain clear and comprehensive electronic clinical records, to ensure information is accurate and complies with Data Protection Act and professional body and Trust standards. 1.14. To engage with using routine outcome measures as clinically appropriate including their use in clinical practice and inputting data into clinical records. 1.15. To work collaboratively with children, young people and their families and contribute to the trusts service user participation agenda. COMMUNICATION:2.1. To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients and to monitor and evaluate progress during the course of the care. 2.2. Attend Child Protection Case conferences as a representative from children and young peoples mental health services. 2.3. Provide and receive sensitive or contentious information to children, young people and families and to other professionals with in young peoples services. 2.4. Communicate effectively with children, young people and their carers, when in crisis and in challenging family situations 2.5. Organise and facilitate multi-agency meetings and reviews 2.6. Elicit sensitive information using engagement/ communication skills which are appropriate to the young persons stage of development 2.7. Work, as part of an integrated multi professional team, ensuring good communication and working relationships with other professionals 2.8. Provide written reports detailing the progress of the mental health intervention.Teaching: 3.1. Participate in regular supervision, engage in reflective practice and committed to continued development. 3.2. To provide specific training and /or presentations to other agencies, statutory and voluntary, and promote and deliver specialist training programme 3.3. To contribute to training placements for a range of professional disciplines from different background so that trainees acquire the necessary skills, competencies and experience to contribute effectively to positive change. To assess trainees Reference: 215 competencies and write placement reports for trainees in line with Trust, professional body regulations 3.4. Work collaboratively with partner agencies within the principles of THRIVE. This will include joint working; consultation; and training aiming to develop joint working across agencies. 3.5. Completion of preceptorship programme where appropriate 3.6. To engage in and respond to personal development supervision to improve competencies and clinical practice 3.7. Maintain registration in accordance with their professional body3.8. Be accountable for own clinical practice and professional behaviourMANAGEMENT, POLICY AND SERVICE DEVELOPMENT:. 4.1. Contribute to the services evidence based practice by engaging with audits and evaluations as appropriate4.2. To contribute to recruitment processes and the induction of recruited staff.4.3. Contribute to service developments.5. RESEARCH AND SERVICE EVALUATION:5.1. To maintain an up to date knowledge of the evidence base in relation to mental health knowledge and other interventions.5.2. To contribute to planning and implementing systems for evaluation and monitoring of therapeutic practice and outcomes of clinical work within the service.5.3. Participate in research, evaluation and audit in response to theFor Employment Services Use Only: Unique Reference Number: MTV3clinical and professional interest of the post, and to monitor standards, quality and consumer reaction to the provision of services in accordance with NICE guidance5.4. Participate in appropriate audit. Quality assurance programmes and research as directed.Development6.1.To receive and engage in regular clinical supervision in accordance with Trust Clinical Governance Standards and the Code of Practice and ethical guidelines of professional bodyReference: 2156.2. To contribute to the development and maintenance of the highest professional standards of practice through active participation in internal and external CPD training in consultation with the post holders service manager to meet professional body requirements for CPD and registration.6.3. To contribute to the development of best practice in the service by taking part in regular supervision and appraisal and maintaining awareness of current developments in the field.6.4. To maintain professional body registration.

Summary:This job Description is an outline of the key tasks and responsibilities of the post and the post holder may be required to undertake additional duties appropriate to the pay band. The post may change over time to reflect the developing needs of the Trust and its services, as well as the personal development needs of the post holder.

Please see full Job description and Person Specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Core professional qualification in oregistered nursing osocial work oOccupational therapy.
  • Up to date Professional Registration (to be maintained) -
  • Evidence of further study/ qualification in the field of children and young people's mental health
  • Experience of mental health assessments and therapeutic interventions with children and young people with mental health problems and their families
  • Skilled in the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, clinical sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of patient groups including a degree of professionalism in the face of emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Experienced in and the ability to undertake case management
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of therapies in specific difficult to treat groups.
  • Experience of delivering teaching, training.
  • Experience in consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Knowledge and skills in a range of approaches within the field as required to meet the needs of different patients and settings.
  • Level of knowledge of the mental health needs of children and adolescents
  • Have experience in providing risk assessments
  • Must demonstrate ability to be self-reflective and to organise own supervision appropriately
  • Ability to work within a culturally diversive community in a wide variety of contexts including highly specialist skills for working in settings outside the clinic.
  • Ability to take clinical responsibility for patient care and treatment, both as a care co-ordinator and within the context of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, in order to convey clinically sensitive information to family members of all ages and to a wide range of lay and professional persons, within and outside of the NHS.
  • Demonstrate the ability to co-ordinate care plan / risk management plan
  • Knowledge of legislation and strategic frameworks and their implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to the full range of client groups.
  • Skills in Information technology and using word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software.
  • Level of knowledge and/or training in other psychological therapies
  • Knowledge and skills in providing consultation to other professionals and non-professional groups.
  • Knowledge of research design and methodology consistent with practice to at least
  • Degree level or equivalent.
OTHER Essential
  • Ability to convey and to model an understanding of the ethical guidelines in all areas of professional conduct.
  • Commitment to support clinical caseload.
  • A commitment to the continuous improvement of services using feedback from individual clients, families, user

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