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Community Mental Health Practitioner

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has become available for a Band 6 Nurses, Social worker or occupational therapist to join the Salford Home Based Treatment Team in the developing crisis bed and listening lounge offering in Salford.

The Salford Listening Lounge is a new initiative that aims to support Salford residents who are in mental health crisis, and require an assessment of their mental health needs, in a calm and supportive environment as an alternative to A&E.

The post holder will also provide support, care planning, assessment and interventions to service users under the Salford Home Based Treatment team who are accessing the Hollybank crisis beds.

The post holder will be responsible for assessing health and social care needs and providing a gate keeping role within the Salford directorate. They will assist with assessment away from the emergency department.

This is a developing role which will provide the opportunity for ongoing professional development and training. Specific training provided may include Non-medical prescribing courses, structured clinical management training and student assessor qualifications.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide clinical assessments and interventions focusing on relapse prevention, psychosocial interventions and improved quality of life for service users who are experiencing mental ill health.

Within a team approach, the post holder will work across the 2 settings as required, providing a variety of supporting treatments and interventions.

The post holder will be expected to offer highly developed risk assessments and management plans with an emphasis on recovery and supporting service users to remain in the community.

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 user

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 Qualifications Essential
  • Post-graduate degree in Mental Health Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy
  • Additional training in assessments relevant to the role
Experience Essential
  • Post qualifying experience within acute care
  • Community based experience
Skills Essential
  • Experience of risk assessment and care planning
  • Previous involvement in and passion for service development projects

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