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Mental Health Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Summary/PurposeThis post is offered as a permanent opportunity for an experienced band 6 mental health practitioner to work within the Health and Justice Community Services. The role will be based at April House in Manchester and will involve the case management of service users in the community with mental health problems or learning disabilities who find themselves in contact with the criminal justice system.

Main duties of the job

Work closely with a high demand cohort of service users with mental health problems or learning disabilities.Provide high quality case management to service users with complex needs.Receive referrals and actively engage person/s in a dedicated time frame.Be able work in an assertive outreach based model.To participate in the development of service policy and procedures as well as ensuring that all policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to.Support the evaluation of practice and other aspects of service provision and implementing appropriate measures for improvement.

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

Directly engage with individuals who are presenting with mental health problems and support the development of a multi-agency plan of care and/or intervention.Provide brokerage with local service providers to enable a joined up response which addresses underlying issues relating to mental health or other social problems.To attend meetings and participate in service development as appropriate to role.Participate in team and individual and managerial supervision.Training and ResearchMaintain appropriate data of activity and keep accurate, up to date clinical records.Liaise with other agencies and organisations across health and social care in Manchester on issues related to the service.Network with other similar schemes on both local and national levels.Participate in research activity as and when required and actively promote the concept and practical application of evidence based practice.

We are aspiring to ensure our workforce is representative of the diverse communities that we serve, and we are strongly committed to removing barriers to employment for candidates from under-represented groups, for example BAME, Disabled and LGBT+ communities. If you would like to have an informal chat about the recruitment process for this role or would value some additional support, wed love to hear from you.

Please contact Denise Gleave, Recruitment & Retention Advisor 0161 358 1448 or email

Person Specification knowledge and skills Essential
  • qualifications and clinical experience
Knowledge of criminal justice issues Essential
  • practice

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