Community Mental Health Practitioner

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has become available for a Band 6 Nurses to join the Salford Home Based Treatment Team in the developing crisis bed and listening lounge offering in Salford.

The Salford Listening Lounge is a new initiative that aims to support Salford residents who are in mental health crisis, and require an assessment of their mental health needs, in a calm and supportive environment as an alternative to A&E.

The post holder will also provide support, care planning, assessment and interventions to service users under the Salford Home Based Treatment team who are accessing the Hollybank crisis beds.

The post holder will be responsible for assessing health and social care needs and providing a gate keeping role within the Salford directorate. They will assist with assessment away from the emergency department.

This is a developing role which will provide the opportunity for ongoing professional development and training.

To arrange a visit to the new project and to gain more information please contact Rachael Keough, Senior Practitioner on 0161 3582424

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide clinical assessments and interventions focusing on relapse prevention, psychosocial interventions and improved quality of life for service users who are experiencing mental ill health.

Within a team approach, the post holder will work across the 3 settings as required, providing a variety of supporting treatments and interventions.

The post holder will be expected to offer highly developed risk assessments and management plans with an emphasis on recovery and supporting service users to remain in the community.

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 user

Job description Job responsibilities

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 services, by assisting the leadership team in day-to-day operations, leading, teaching, supervising and supporting junior colleagues.

The post holder will play a key role in acting as a key worker for the service users in the hollybank crisis beds and support with care planning and interventions during their stay

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Post-graduate degree in Mental Health Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy
  • Additional training in assessments relevant to the role
Experience Essential
  • Post qualifying experience within acute care
  • Community based experience
Skills Essential
  • Experience of risk assessment and care planning
  • Previous involvement in and passion for service development projects

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