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Senior Mental Health Practitioner with specialism in Adult ADHD/ASD

Pennine Care NHS FT
Poplar Grove, Stockport
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024
This service for young people and adults with suspected ASD and ADHD.

We offer: Diagnosis and post-diagnostic support for ASD and ADHD

The Team is multi-disciplinary and is based at Stepping Hill Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a member of the ADHD/ASD service. The post holder is responsible for providing assessment and formulation for adults presenting with ADHD/ASD and provide evidence based interventions.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments to regulated and controlled activities will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're 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

Main Contacts: Wide range of agencies involved with the mental healthand welfare of adultsJob SummaryThe post holder will be a member of the ADHD/ASD service. The post holder isresponsible for providing assessment and formulation for adults presenting withADHD/ASD and provide evidence based interventions. In addition the post holderwill be encouraged to develop a specific therapeutic modality as a speciality for theservice.Main Duties and ResponsibilitiesClinical To ensure high quality assessment of adults referred to the ADHD/ASD service. To provide or provide access to a range of quality psychotherapeuticinterventions in accordance with individual assessed need. This will include theassessment planning implementation and evaluation of a variety of therapeuticapproaches either alone or as a member of the MDT. To deliver therapeutic input to adults referred to the team and provide carers withrelevant information. Work as a co-worker where appropriate with other members of the MDT. To be responsible for and manage a defined caseload and undertake casemanagement responsibilities within the caseload. To identify and develop strategies to manage risk to the adult and others in linewith Pennine care policies, procedures and protocols. To liaise closely with a wide range of agencies regarding individual carepackages and to promote awareness of adult mental health issues within theseagencies. Undertake liaison and joint work with other professionals outside of the M|DTAFC 03/05/17 JME-077-17 Senior MHP ADHD/ASD Band 6 Ensure collection of relevant information required by Pennine Care NHSFoundation Trust To routinely monitor effectiveness of clinical work by use of Routine OutcomeMeasures (ROM) and where outcomes are not improving for adults to engage inclinical review via peer review meetings and supervision.Managerial and Administrative To attend team, clinical, business and other meetings as required. To manage own workload and time effectively. To undertake accurate record keeping. To provide and enter data for local information management systems. To contribute to peer supervision within the adult ADHS/ASD service. To give and receive regular clinical management supervision and to participate inappraisal. To participate in the development of education and training programmes. To maintain own education and awareness of current developments within theservice. In conjunction with the Clinical Lead/Primary Care Service Manager ensure thatappropriate supervision is available and attended for any specialistpsychotherapeutic treatment intervention offered by the post holder such as CBT,CAT or family therapy.Development Maintain a current professional portfolio and participate on programmes ofpersonal development and training, which will be identified as part of theindividual performance and development review. Undertake personal development in line with Pennine policy. Maintain professional registration requirement.This job description is not exhaustive, but is intended to give an overall picture of therole. Other duties within the general scope of the post may be required from time totime. The duties of the post and job description can be reviewed through the agreedprocess.

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification

Education Qualification




  • Previous experience in working with service users with ASD/ADHD



  • Previous experience in community mental health services.
  • Professional involvement with the users of mental health services.
  • Experience if case management of adults.
  • Experience on multi-agency working.


  • Experience of relating to adults in a group or community setting.



  • Knowledge of mental health issues in adults.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and National policies in relation to adults.
  • Knowledge of therapeutic interventions with adults.
  • Knowledge of evidenced based intervention and pharmacology.

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to undertake appropriate mental health assessments
  • Ability to carry out therapeutic interventions with this client group.
  • Ability to work well with a team.
  • Ability to manage a caseload effectively
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work creatively and flexibly in a clinical context.


  • Experience of teaching, training and supervision.
  • Experience of planning and carrying out group/individual work.

Work Related Circumstances


  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Adult ADHD ASD Service

Stepping Hill Hospital

Poplar Grove, Stockport


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