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Senior home treatment team practitioner

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a diverse and challenging role that requires the development of specialist skills to deliver recovery focused interventions to adults in a mental health crisis. Our focus is to support service users to remain in their own home in order to aid their recovery during the crisis episode.You will be a qualified Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker and will have worked in a multi-disciplinary team. You will need to have significant post qualification experience in mental health and preferably within crisis services.

The post requires practitioners to be confident assessors who can make clear decisions about risk management, care planning and the appropriateness of home treatment team interventions. Effective gatekeeping assessment and the identification and delivery of the best treatment packages for people presenting to services in crisis will also be key.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, driven registered practitioner who can work autonomously in the community, complete full mental health assessments, manage risk in the community, while also being an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. We also provide clozapine titration in the community.

We are a dedicated team of nurses, OTs, Social workers, QAP and support workers who work closely with our consultant psychiatrist, our colleagues in the community mental health team, acute inpatients wards and the wider members of the MDT

Main duties of the job

The post requires practitioners to be confident assessors who can make clear decisions about risk management and the appropriateness of home treatment team interventions and effective gatekeeping assessment.

You will liaise with other Trust departments to gatekeep admission to the acute care pathway.

To undertake accurate risk assessment and care planning and act as co-worker for service users who are supported by the Home Treatment Team who present with acute mental health problems or psychological distress. To work in close liaison with other members of the multidisciplinary team, including care coordinators, to implement treatment / management plans in order to facilitate Home Treatment.

It is expected that you will deliver care in accordance with all Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust policies and procedures, the Mental Health Act and community care legislation.

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

Key Responsibilities of the Post:

To develop individualized packages of care for service users with mental health problems, including signposting where necessary.

To provide intensive home treatment in service users home/community settings.

To provide crisis management and short term psychotherapeutic interventions as appropriate

To develop and provide a supported discharge/leave pathway for inpatients To identify the need for protection in line with safeguarding children and the Protection of Vulnerable Adult Policy and to comply with statutory obligations.

To liaise and negotiate with other professions, statutory and independent agencies to ensure the best possible service is provided to service users and carers.

To evaluate systematically and record, outcomes of mental health assessments, adapting care on the basis of these outcomes.

To involve family and carers in the assessment and care planning with service users consent.

To provide education and appropriate self-help resources to patients and carers specific to individual needs.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • oRMN / Social Worker / OT o


  • oPSI Training



  • oExtensive knowledge of mental health legislation and guidance


  • oExperience of work in Crisis / Home Treatment Team



  • oKnowledge and experience of working within a multidisciplinary team

Skills and Abilities


  • oAbility to provide leadership cover in the absence of the team manager when required
  • oAbility to supervise and support community support workers in meeting the needs of clients on their caseload.
  • oAbility to prepare, record and complete relevant documents and reports to a professional standard


  • oCommitment to professional development

Work Related Circumstances


  • oMust be able to work flexibly over a 7 day week in response to client / service user needs
  • oMust be willing to develop competencies within the scope of professional practice to meet service needs

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Laurance House, Birch Hill Hospital

Wardle Road


OL12 9QB

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