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MHST Mental Health Practitioner

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

#JoinUsBeYou and make a difference to a young person's life.

Mental Health Practitioner

As a result of additional investment we have an opportunity for an additional 3.5 WTE band 6 staff working across our mental health support teams within Oldham, Bury, and Stockport . This additional funding will allow services to identify and address health inequalities across the localities

We are looking for enthusiastic dynamic motivated individuals who are passionate about making a difference to young peoples lives.

Pennine Care within Greater Manchester have successfully receive funding to develop Mental Health Support Teams (MHST'S) to work in a number of schools and education settings across the boroughs.

Successful candidates will be employed on a full-time basis based within Pennine Care Mental health support teams , and will play a key role as members of the Mental Health Support Team, who will have the responsibility for delivering schools' overarching approach to providing mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people.

This service will help to reduce disadvantage by intervening early. As part of a new team you will be empowered to shape and build the service. You will help build and sustain working relationships, both with your colleagues and the wider network.

Above all we have a desire to develop a service where we can nurture and support staff to have a long term career in child mental health.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an integral part of the MHST. You will use your clinical skills to listen to the needs of the child and family to provide meaningful evidence based interventions, that can demonstrate clinical change.

You will support staff in schools and colleges to help the whole system develop an understanding of how to work together to improve health and mental wellbeing.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

You will help nurture and develop other staff in a team where opinions of all will be valued. As we discover what works for whom interventions will change and be adapted, so this will be a dynamic working environment.

This will sit within the broader values of Pennine NHS Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide or provide access to CBT/CBT informed interventions in accordance with individual assessed need. This will include the assessment planning implementation and evaluation of a variety of therapeutic approaches either alone or as a member of the MDT
  • To contribute to the development and provision of services to children and young people.
  • To perform all aspects of the role in accordance with Trust policies and other national bodies.
  • To engage in / deliver managerial and clinical supervision, including with appropriate consent, recording and reviewing of live clinical work.
  • To routinely monitor effectiveness of clinical work by use of Routine Outcome Measures (ROM) and where outcomes are not improving for children and families to engage in clinical review via peer review meetings and supervision.
  • To work with a defined caseload of service users as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing assessment, care planning and care delivery for service users with mild to moderate mental health difficulties. This will include the provision of highly skilled professional care, psychological interventions, group work, clinical assessment, risk assessments / risk management, and promoting recovery and inclusion and ensuring co- production with service users, families and carers and the education staff.
  • To identify and develop strategies to manage risk to the child and others in line with Pennine care and Camhs procedures and protocols.
  • To provide specialist advice to other members of staff and trainees and act as a role model.
  • To liaise with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and outside agencies in the implementation of patient care.
  • To ensure that care activities are research based and in keeping with changes in the field of activity.
  • To contribute to the development of ideas and innovative practice and propose changes to protocols and procedures within the mental health support team and CAMHS where required.
  • To initiate and participate in departmental audit as requested by the Team Manager or Quality Improvement Lead.
  • Ensure collection of relevant information required by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • To participate in the Duty rota on a weekly basis.
  • To attend team, clinical, business and other meetings as required.
  • To manage own workload and time effectively.
  • To undertake accurate record keeping.
  • To provide and enter data for local information management systems.
  • To contribute to peer supervision within community Camhs.
  • To receive regular clinical management and when required Safeguarding supervision and to participate in appraisal.
  • To participate in the development of education and training programmes.
  • To maintain own education and awareness of current developments within Camhs.

For full details please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification



  • oPostgraduate qualification in CYP Psychological Wellbeing Practice or EMHP Postgraduate qualification
  • Completion of the post graduate certificate in supervisory skills or eligible to be able to complete the course at time of applying for the role


  • oManagement training
  • oMentorship qualification
  • oExperience of clinically supervising others



  • oProfessional involvement with the users of mental health services
  • oExperience of case management of young people
  • oExperience of multi- agency working
  • oExperience of working with neuro developmental disorders
  • oSignificant post qualification experience in mental health services to post graduate diploma level
  • oExperience of working with children and young people with mild to moderate mental health conditions particularly related to anxiety, low mood and behaviour
  • oHave a good working knowledge of evidence based interventions for Children and Young
  • oGood understanding of CYP IAPT principles


  • oExperience of delivering groups to CYP
  • oExperience of managing within a variety of Children and Young People community settings
  • oExperience of providing mentorship/ supervision.
  • oExperience of working in a community environment
  • oExperience of working in an educational environment
  • oExperience of working within a CYP IAPT compliant service



  • oKnowledge of mental health issues in young people
  • oKnowledge of relevant legislation and National policies in relation to young people
  • oKnowledge of therapeutic interventions with young people


  • oKnowledge of psychotherapeutic interventions



  • oAbility to undertake appropriate mental health assessments
  • oAbility to carry out therapeutic interventions with this client group
  • oAbility to work well with a team
  • oAbility to manage a caseload effectively
  • oAbility to work independently

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Bury, Oldham and Stockport MHST

Trust HQ 225 old street



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