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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024
This is an exciting opportunity to join the CMHT in Stockport as we are currently undergoing a major transformation in service delivery and care. We are looking for innovative and enthusiastic people to contribute to this redesign.

We are looking to recruit Mental Health Practitioners to work in the CMHT Stockport East.

The East CMHT is a multi disciplinary team with staff from a range of professions including, mental health nurses, occupational therapists, social workers and support workers. The team has dedicated Consultant Psychiatrists, and full admin support.

We have access to Psychology and an Associate Psychological Practitioner within the team. We have a commissioned personality disorder pathway and an Assertive Outreach Pathway to work alongside the CMHT to broaden our service for the people in Stockport.

Main duties of the job

You would be responsible for a defined caseload as a care coordinator / mental health keyworker within the team, as such you would work with individuals to meet their identified needs using a recovery approach and facilitate discharge from secondary mental health services. Additionally the post holder would contribute to duty and clinic work and participate in team development issues.

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.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Professional qualification Social Work / Mental Health Nursing / Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with HCPC / NMC


  • Experience in community mental health work
  • Willingness to undertake further training relevant to the practitioner role resulting from legislative or service changes, as appropriate
  • Evidence of post-basic qualification and training
  • MSLAP or equivalent Mentor training



  • Knowledge of CPA policy
  • Experience of supervision


  • Experience of leading a team



  • Experience in working with people with moderate to severe mental health needs
  • Extensive knowledge / experience in social inclusion and recovery model of care.
  • Knowledge of mental health legislation
  • Experience of MDT working


  • Experience of managing or participating in change

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to care coordinate and be responsible for a caseload
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a MDT
  • Ability to supervise junior staff / students
  • Effective time management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Recording relevant documentation to a professional standard
  • Ability to communicate informally and develop supportive relationships with clients, carers and other professionals
  • Utilise the supervision process.
  • Ability to value diversity and respond constructively to discriminatory behaviour
  • Ability to provide professional expertise in the care of mental health service users.
  • Ability to provide appropriate education and training to peers and assistant as appropriate
  • Computer literacy
  • Flexible and adaptable


  • Commitment to professional development

Work related Circumstances


  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosures

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT



Baker Street



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