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Senior Home Treatment Team Practitioner

Pennine Care NHS FT
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Home Treatment Mental Health Practitioner

Home Treatment Team - Stockport (Heathfield House/SHH)

An opportunity has arisen, within the Home Treatment Team based in the Community, for Senior Home Treatment Mental Health Practitioners (RMN /Social Worker/OT) to join our team.

The successful candidates will provide a key gatekeeping service for all inpatient admissions, will offer intensive home treatment as an alternative to inpatient care, facilitate early discharge/leave pathways to support discharge from inpatient services.

Main duties of the job

You will provide assessment, risk formulation/management and assessment for all service users.

In addition the candidate will provide Crisis interventions and also be able to plan and deliver care for all service users and provide supervision for junior colleagues.

You will actively participate in the development of the service and participate in the overall development of the service ensuring that the principles of Clinical Governance underpin all developments.

It is expected that you will deliver care in accordance with all Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust policies and procedures, the Mental Health Act and community care legislation.

The successful candidate will be expected to work on a rotational basis over a 7 day off duty period.

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 ourPennineCarePeopleand 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

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.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • RMN / Social Worker equivalent
  • Completion of Preparation for Mentorship / Practice Teacher / Fieldwork Educator qualification or willingness to complete
  • Short courses and experience to post graduate diploma level
  • Evidence of on-going CPD


  • Non-medical prescribing qualification
  • Formal teaching qualification.
  • Further training in brief psychosocial interventions.



  • Post registration experience
  • Proven experience of working with clients with complex needs.
  • Experience of working with individuals who present to mental health services in crisis and have symptoms of mental health illness
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience of providing supervision to junior staff


  • Adult acute mental health work experience
  • Experienced in the use of outcome measures such as CORE, PHQ9 and GAD7
  • Experience of working with a recovery model of care
  • Experience of gatekeeping



  • Understanding of current mental health legislation, Safe Guarding and Child Protection Legislation
  • Awareness of NICE Guidance in the treatment of mental health problems and knowledge of treatments and interventions appropriate for individuals with mental health needs
  • Understanding of confidentiality and data protection issues.
  • Knowledge of psychosocial assessment and risk assessment / management processes

Skills and Abilities


  • Comprehensive mental health and risk assessment skills.
  • Ability to construct effective packages of care and risk management plans
  • Ability to deliver a range of evidence based interventions
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Comprehensive I.T Skills
  • Ability to form productive working relationships with service users, carers and multi-disciplinary staff
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills.


  • Skills in planning, delivery and evaluation of training.
  • Skills in the area of audit or research

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Heathfield House

Cale Green



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