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EIS Assessment Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist to join our specialist service for people experiencing a first episode ofpsychosis.We are recruiting a Band 6 Assessment Practitioner for our assessment team covering the area of Manchester.The Assessment Practitioner will be responsible for completing initial assessments for all service users referred into the service within two weeks, in accordance with the NHS England Access and Waiting Time Standards. The post holder will be supported with their responsibilities by the wider team including administrative support. Regular training will be provided as needed.

Main duties of the job

This job description is not exhaustive but is intended to give an overall picture of the role. Other duties within the general scope of the post may be required from time to time. The duties of the post and job description can be reviewed through the agreed process. All information obtained or held during the post-holder's period of employment that relates to the business of the Trust and its service users and employees will remain the property of the Trust. Information may be subject to disclosure under legislation atthe Trust's discretion and in line with national rules on exemption.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over 6,400members 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



  • A qualification in Social Work, Mental Health Nursing or Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with the regulatory body as applicable Social Work England, HCPC, NMC.


  • Evidence of robust continued professional development including training in relevant subjects.



  • Demonstrable experience of working with people with psychosis & mental health difficulties such as depression and anxiety
  • Demonstrable experience of working in the NHS either within a volunteer or paid post


  • Experience of working with people with complex presentations and high rates of co-morbidity
  • Experience of work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of working within a CMHT/EIS setting and completing assessments with people who have been referred into the service



  • An understanding of the needs and difficulties of people with severe and enduring mental health difficulties
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Care Program Approach 2008.
  • An understanding of the NHS England Access and Waiting Time Standards


  • An understanding of different models and ideas of recovery from mental health problems.

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent engagement skills
  • Excellent assessment skills
  • An ability to contain and work with organisational stress
  • Ability to balance and respond to urgent or competing service demands
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word
  • A willingness to be flexible in managing own time in order to respond to service needs
  • Be able to contribute to the assessment of service users' health and well-being needs, and to contribute to planning how to meet these needs.
  • Be able to contribute to the planning delivering and monitoring of interventions and treatments

Other Requirements


  • There is a requirement to travel across the wide footprint of the Trust to attend assessments, meetings and events relevant to the role.
  • An ability to interact effectively with staff from all disciplines
  • An ability to interact effectively with people with mental health difficulties
  • Ability to accept and use supervision appropriately and effectively

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Chorlton House

70 Manchester Road


M21 9UN

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