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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
We have an exciting opportunity for a permanent, full time Band 6 Community Mental Health practitioner to join the team at Moss House Community Mental Health Team.

This post is not suitable for newly qualified staff, however it is suitable for qualified Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists or Social Workers.

We are looking for an individual with genuine enthusiasm for working in a community environment, supporting service users to live their life and manage their mental health in order to maximise their recovery and quality of life.

We welcome someone who is caring and who is motivated to provide high quality care with a recovery focused approach for a client group with complex mental health conditions.

The successful candidate will possess excellent knowledge and understanding of severe and enduring mental illness, good communication skills and will work well in a team. The successful candidate will be supported with access to continues professional development, regular clinical supervision and opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Moss House CMHT strives for excellence and support the Community Transformation model that supports our service users to access different speciality services across community.

Short listing planned for 29th April 2024

Interviews planned for 8th May 2024

Main duties of the job

The Community Mental Health Team supports individuals who have severe and enduring mental health difficulties. The teams are a busy and skilled multi-disciplinary group which actively promotes close partnership working within the wider community.

If you feel you possess the values of Mersey Care NHS Trust we would welcome an application from you. Applicants should hold the professional qualification of a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker and have experience working in this field since qualifying.

The role will include providing high quality evidenced based care, formulating risk management plans, supervising risk assessments, providing expertise and advice, care co-ordination and supervising junior staff. In addition, we require a strong commitment to working with service users with complex needs, in order to assist them plan and take steps towards their recovery as well as promoting signposting to additional services such as Psychology, Life rooms and wider resources available in the community.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills that will enable you to support service users and their families and challenge, motivate, influence and inspire your colleagues at all levels.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be based within the Community Mental Health Team and will :

Provide assessments and develop treatment plans for service users on caseload

Act as named professional/care coordinator and coordinate care between services

Hold a caseload of people with severe and enduring mental health problems Participate in team meetings, MDT meetings and training opportunities

Provide advice and support for service users and carers

Participate in delivery of group interventions

Supervision of Junior colleaguesin the team

Liaise with colleagues and coordinate care for service users on caseload

Support and monitor the service user whilst commencing medication

Work collaboratively with other members of the MDT

Attend regular supervision and team meetings

Participate in training opportunities

Support people with complex needs and provide advice and guidance as peoples needs change

Person Specification



  • professional qualification Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Two years post qualifying experience


  • Evidence of post qualifying study
  • Previous experience in a community mental health setting

Knowledge and skills


  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work well within a team
  • Awareness of mental health legislation
  • Awareness of a range of mental health issues
  • Knowledge of CPA processes, e.g. care planning and risk assessment.

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Moss House CMHT

Moss House


L19 2NA

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