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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Pennine Care NHS FT
Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
We currently have a vacancies for Community Mental Health Practitioners (also known as Care Coordinators) within our CMHTs.

The posts are currently predominantly based at Sudden Resource Centre working within the Rochdale West CMHT. However, this may be subject to change dependent on demand in our service.

You will need to be a registered and experiencedRMN, Social Worker or OT to apply for this post.

The Care Coordinator will provide a comprehensive mental health service to adults of working age who experience moderate to severe mental health problems within the community. The practitioner will also:Work collaboratively across a range of disciplines to continuously promote a 'needs based' approach to all service users.Promote an integrated approach to service delivery.Develop clear relapse recognition / prevention plans and share with MDT, service users and carers where appropriateDevelop meaningful engagement with individuals who are often referred to as 'difficult to engage' and their families.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicants will work effectively with adult service users with mental health needs across Rochdale CMHT, predominantly in the active care coordination function and will manage the care of a defined caseload of patients.The post holders will be highly skilled and competent in conducting comprehensive holistic health and social needs assessments and risk assessments, developing outcome based needs led care plans, facilitating the implementation of the agreed plan of care and evaluating its effectiveness utilising evidence based outcome measures with a focus on recovery and social inclusion.The post holders will be required to provide a range of highly skilled interventions including group work and share those skills with other team members.

Service/Ward/Department Summary:TheCMHT work primarily with working age adults who have a diagnosis of a Serious Mental Illness and / or Complex Mental Health Difficulties. The care pathway includes a holistic assessment of need / risk, formulation and delivery of a care and treatment plan with a focus on recovery and supporting individuals to achieve and maintain their optimal level of functioning

About us

We are an integrated service with Rochdale Borough Council. We are looking for motivated individuals who want to pursue a career within community mental health services. If you demonstrate the trust values, are committed to supporting to achieve the Trust 4 big ambitions and addressing inequalities. we welcome your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification. Please ensure your supporting information reflects how you meet the person specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse / Occupational Therapist / Social Worker
  • Current/active registration with professional regulatory body


  • Mentorship qualification
  • Qualification in psychologic therapeutic interventions



  • Substantial experience of relevant post registration practice
  • Experience of managing a caseload
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Experience of working with people with a range of severe and complex mental health problems



  • Good working knowledge of therapeutic assessment techniques and interventions in the management of behaviour of individuals with complex mental health needs
  • Knowledge of a range of screening and assessment tools and interventions utilised to support individuals with severe and complex mental health problems
  • Comprehensive understanding of Safeguarding adults procedures and practice
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Mental Capacity Act , Mental Health Act and Care Act
  • Comprehensive understanding of roles and responsibilities under the Care Programme Approach

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to undertake the care coordinator role
  • Evidence of ability to provide specialist mental health assessment and risk assessment / management and be accountable for decision making
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to prepare, record and complete relevant care records and reports to a professional standar d
  • Ability to coordinate and delegate the work of junior staff

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Sudden Resource Centre

Silk Street

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale

OL11 3EU

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