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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a person-centred practitioner wanting to make a difference to the lives to individuals in crisis? If so, working with the Salford Home Based Treatment Team would be the place for you! There are significant developments within mental health services given the pandemic and the NHS long term plan, and we feel this is the perfect opportunity to join the excitement of these developing services....

An opportunity has arisen for a number of Band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers or Occupational Therapists to join us in supporting individuals in acute mental health crisis at home, as well as supporting their loved ones during this time. We would also consider supporting preceptees at a Band 5 level to meet a number of competencies and achieve a substansive Band 6 role over a 12 month period.

Staff wellbeing and development is paramount - full supernumery induction is provided for the first 4 weeks in post. You would be supported with your professional development as part of your appraisal , and regular 1:1 supervision is offered as standard.

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.

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

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

The post holder will work as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary community service, with responsibility for assessing health and social care needs and providing a gate keeping role within the Salford directorate. They will provide clinical interventions focusing on relapse prevention, early discharge from hospital and improved quality of life for service users who are experiencing mental ill health and are over the age of 16. The service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Within a team approach, the post holder will key work a defined caseload, providing a wide variety of supporting treatments and interventions while service users are under the care of the home-based treatment service. The post holder will be expected to offer highly developed risk assessments and management plans with an emphasis on recovery.

The post holder will also be required to act as a duty officer on a rotational basis, taking responsibility for the triage and assessment of referrals, and the allocation of the teams work. The post holder will play a key role in the development of the service, by assisting the leadership team in day-to-day operations, organising, leading, teaching, supervising and supporting junior colleagues.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Post-graduate degree in Mental Health Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy
  • Additional qualification or training relevant to the role
Experience Essential
  • Post qualifying experience in mental health
  • Acute care experience
Skills Essential
  • Experience of risk assessment and care planning
  • Supervision of junior staff and / or students
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of the functions of a Home Based Treatment Team
  • Understanding of the developments currently taking place within urgent care

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