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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Pennine Care NHS FT
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, p0ro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024
Job Summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and enthusiastic Mental Health Practitioner to work within the Bury Community Mental Health Team. The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic Multi-Disciplinary Team at an exciting time of positive change.

The post holder will be expected to demonstrate high level of commitment, motivation and knowledge of working with people with severe and enduring mental health problems. The role will require clinically effective assessment, care management skills and interventions in accordance with the Care Programme Approach and Care Act framework.

The post holders duties will include engagement with clients in the development of person centred, recovery focused care plans, supporting our experienced duty team with short-term pieces of work and supporting people managing crisis. You will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills and be able to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary setting. You will be dedicated to delivery, both as part of a team and working independently, of a high-quality, innovative, recovery focused and person centred care which meets the needs of people who use our service and their carers.


Main duties of the job

Main Duties of the Job

The successful applicant will work effectively with adult service users with mental health needs across Bury. The post holder will be highly skilled and competent in both holistic health assessment and identifying social needs, risk management and Formulation, developing collaborative care plans, facilitating the implementation of the agreed plan for care with a focus on recovery and social inclusion. The post holder will provide a range of interventions and the opportunity to develop these within the role.

About us

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. Were really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure were 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

Job Responsibilities

-The Practitioner will provide comprehensive mental health service to adults of working age who experience moderate to severe mental health problems in a community setting.

-Utilise the Care Programme Approach to support and promote the recovery of service-users under the care of the service.

-Working collaboratively across a range of disciplines to continuously promote a needs based, recovery focused approach to all service-users.

-Work within, and promote, an integrated approach to service delivery.

-Develop clear relapse recognition/prevention plans in a collaborative manner and share with MDT, service-users and carers where appropriate.

-Develop meaningful engagement with service-users and carers.

-Offer support as needed as part of Duty Rota.

-The Team offer a Monday-Friday service within the hours of 9am-5pm.

-Flexible working can be discussed in line with Trust Policy.

Person Specification



  • RMN/OT/Social Worker
  • Evidence of Post registration study
  • Short courses and experience to post-graduate diploma level


  • Qualification to degree level / equivalent experience.
  • Preparation for Mentorship or equivalent
  • Psycho-social / CBT qualification / other therapy qualification



  • Experience of working within Community Mental Health Setting


  • Experience of Supervision
  • Experience of working within Community Mental Health Setting as a Care Co-ordinator
  • Experience of Safeguarding



  • Extensive knowledge of: - ? Mental Health and Social Care
  • Care Programme approach
  • Mental Health legislation
  • Knowledge of severe and enduring mental health problems, including personality disorder


  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Personality Disorders ? Recovery Model ? Care Act

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to undertake the Care Coordinator role
  • Ability to supervise and support Band 5's Community Support Workers in meeting the needs of clients on their caseload
  • Ability to provide professional expertise in the care of mental health clients
  • Ability to provide appropriate education and training to peers and assistants as appropriate.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate informally and develop supportive relationships with clients, carers and other professionals
  • Ability to prepare, record and complete relevant documents and reports to a professional standard.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi -disciplinary team
  • Ability to demonstrate effective time management disciplined self -organisation
  • To implement and utilise the supervision process.
  • Ability to value diversity and respond constructively to discriminatory behaviour
  • Computer literacy
  • Medication management and administration
  • Excellent assessment skills
  • Ability to provide duty and Crisis Response skills


  • Interest in developing therapeutic group work

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Humphrey House



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