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Specialist Mental Health Practitioner-Parent and Infant Mental Health

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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This is an exciting opportunity to join a developing team. The team is expanding to provide a wider offer as part of additional national 'Best Start for Life' funding. You will work closely with partner agencies across Bolton as part of the development of the Bolton family hubs.

The post is based in Bolton Parent and Infant Relationship Service (PAIRS) which is a Parent Infant Mental Health (PIMH) service located in Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust, Bolton CAMHS Service. PAIRS has been commissioned to provide a clinical service and also provide strategic leadership, training and workforce development in the perinatal period up until the child's 2nd birthday across the borough.

The service has good working relationships with the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Teams, Maternity Services, Children's Centres, Adult Mental Health, Specialist Perinatal Community Mental Health Services, Voluntary sector and Children's Social Care, etc. Bolton PAIRS provides a clinical service, training, consultation, and supervision across the large multi-agency network of mixed professionals.

Main duties of the job

Main duties are detailed within the Job Description. Experience in working with specific client group is not essential.

The post holder will work as a specialist practitioner contributing to the development and delivery of the pathway. They will liaise closely with the Local Authority in order to implement a community based therapeutic service to parents to be, infants, young children and their families with a particular focus on early intervention. They will provide assessment and treatment for parents/carers and infants, young children and their families. The training and development aspect of the role involves acting as a specialist resource and contributing to multi-agency training of relevant professionals across Bolton. The post holder will also be expected to offer consultation and clinical supervision to professional colleagues and the wider network.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional qualification


  • Relevant additional training



  • Experience of working in a mental health setting and/or with children and parents


  • Experience of working with families ante / perinatally

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT



Minerva Road



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