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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The post holder will demonstrate an attitude which respects and values service users' and their carers.

The post holder will embrace the core values of the organisation. These principles will recognise the need to:
  • Promote safe practices
  • Value the aims of service users
  • Work in partnership and offer meaningful choice
  • Be optimistic about the possibilities of meaningful change
  • Value social inclusion

The post holder is responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care within the framework of the Core Fidelity model.

The post holder will operate as part of an integrated Home Treatment Service but be expected to be flexible in terms of delivering care within a variety of environments.

The team will work to assess and provide treatment to service users with complex needs. Alternative options to admission will be considered where possible.

The post holder will demonstrate an attitude which respects and values service users' choice and works along side them and their carers to ensure they are at the centre of care planning.

The post holder will be expected to participate in a 24hr roster system 7 Days a week, on a rotational basis as and when the service demands.

Main duties of the job

The CRHT will offer two specialist pathways Crisis and Home Treatment as part of a multi-disciplinary approach for the Wigan Borough. The service will be 24 hours and the main base will be at Atherleigh Park.

The role will include:
  • Management of a case load within the Crisis Resolution /Home Treatment Team
  • Generic and specialist assessments, including risk and provide therapeutic interventions/ home treatments within the most appropriate setting in accordance with the service users and/or carers' needs.
  • Gatekeeping for all Inpatient admission requests across the Wigan Borough.
  • Effective liaison with inpatient units across the Trust to facilitate early discharges or to undertake reviews of those users placed out of area.
  • Duty Practitioner /2nd Duty, as part of a rotational roster.
  • Working in a professional and collaborative manner with the multi-disciplinary team.

Access to transport for the post is essential due to the majority of the interventions taking place in the community setting.

The post holder will demonstrate an attitude which respects and values service users' choice and works alongside them and their carers to ensure they are at the centre of care planning.

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.............................................................................................

Person Specification Essential criteria Essential
  • o Experience of mentorship and supervision and coordination of staff. oExperience of Care Planning process oWorking in a multi-agency framework oDemonstrate a contribution to change management process oDemonstrate experience of problem solving approaches
  • oExperience of positive leadership
Knowledge Essential
  • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 and Care Programme Approach o Working knowledge of adult acute/ crisis mental health services
  • oDemonstrate sound leadership qualities and an understanding of management styles oUnderstanding of quality and change in the clinical setting oAbility to delegate and coordinate oAbility to work to deadlines oAbility to utilise Assessment skills and tools effectively oAbility to communicate in a variety of settings. oAble to maintain accurate and up to date records oAble to present factual information and refer questions to others where appropriate oAble to deal with sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy oAbility to develop effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues oEffective time & workload management oAbility to identify and minimise risk effectively oIT skills
  • oKnowledge of managing an acute adult inpatient ward

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