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Senior Practitioner - Social Worker

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
A new and exciting opportunity has arisen within the CMHT Mersey North join the service as a Senior Practitioner for Social Work.

The North Mersey Community Mental Health Team provides care and treatment to working age adults with severe mental health problems in south Manchester. You will be working in a leadership team consisting of senior and advanced practitioners, a team psychologist, consultant psychiatrists and a team manager, supporting a wider multidisciplinary team consisting of nursing and social work care coordinators, occupational therapy, support workers, wellbeing practitioners and carers workers.

The post holder will be required to work 37.5 hours a week, 9-5 Monday - Friday. There is an expectation that the post holder will participate in out-of-hours bronze on call.

You will be a senior team member providing clinical leadership, leading within our MDT meetings, and on clinical decision making within the service. You will support junior staff through supervision and service development. We are a committed integrated service that strives to provide quality recovery-based support to people with severe and enduring mental health related difficulties within the Manchester area.

Main duties of the job

  • To maintain own clinical and professional competence.
  • Deputise for the Team Manager in his/her absence and take on any delegated duties as required.
  • Be a lead social worker for the team, for junior staff to approach for advice and support with social work specific tasks.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with other services in Trust and with local partnership organisations.
  • Provide clinical leadership, supervision, support, and consultation to MDT staff.
  • Manage and evaluate a caseload in line with the social work pathway
  • Take responsibility for resource allocation and lead the development of the pathway with other community services.
  • Line management and clinical supervision of staff members.
  • To participate in the local on call manager rota for GMMH

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

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

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



  • UK Social Work England registration


  • Evidence of post-qualifying training



  • Post registration experience of working in Community Mental Health Services.


  • Experience of delivering supervision



  • Evidence of clinical leadership
  • Leadership skills and knowledge of safeguarding policies and procedures


  • Experience in commissioning care packages
  • Awareness of importance of staff wellbeing, including their own

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Kingslea House

Francis Road


M20 4XP

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