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Mental Health Practitioner - Home Based Treatment Team

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Crumpsall, Manchester
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen within the North Manchester Home Based Treatment team for an experienced and enthusiastic Mental Health professional to join our multidisciplinary team as a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner.

The Home Base Treatment Team provides a community based mental health service to people in North Manchester. We are committed to the delivery of high quality and intensive mental health care and treatment to people with severe and acute mental health needs.

Candidates will be expected to work as a keyworker, you will have strong skills, knowledge, and experience of working with patients with mental health needs. Your skill set will include mental health assessments, risk assessment and management plans, and be able to formulate collaborative care plans with service users.

The successful applicant will also be actively contributing to ongoing service developments.

Hours of work will include day duties and nights on rotation, working full time.

In return, the service is committed to the development of its workforce and will promote access to opportunities for personal development. We look forward to meeting you at interview.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have experience of clinical practice within the urgent care setting, preferably with prior experience of community based urgent care services. The post holder will agree a plan of care collaboratively with service users and their carers. The service user will follow agreed practice guidelines at all times and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Thepost holder should be committed to delivery high quality of mental health and contribute to ongoing service development. The post holder will be expected to cover night duties, on a rotational basis.

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 the urgent care team and may be asked to work in other areas of urgent care such as A & E Liaison.
  • The post holder will be expected to work shift patterns across a 24 hour period.
  • The post holder will be expected to contribute to the development of urgent care services.
  • The post holder will follow safeguarding policies and protocols for children and vulnerable adults and share relevant information with other agencies as appropriate.
  • The post holder will be aware of and act within the requirements of the Mental Health Act (1983), and other relevant legislation at all times,
  • The post holder will participate in team meetings and activities as directed by senior staff.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered professional qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience of working in urgent care / community mental health settings
Experience Essential
  • Undertaking risk assessments
  • Working with people with multiple and complex needs
  • Experience of working in urgent care / community mental health settings

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