Dual Diagnosis Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Band 6
Full Time
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Due to the expansion of the homeless hub within Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust there has been funding for a Dual Diagnosis Practitioner for the Salford Dual Diagnosis Homeless Team. The post holder will work within an integrated, multi-disciplinary homeless Dual Diagnosis team within Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust in addition to statutory and voluntary agencies providing support homeless people in Salford, focusing on those who have suffered domestic violence. The successful candidate will work in partnership with other providers, to engage identified individuals who may present with co-occurring addiction needs and mental illness alongside physical health issues, and multiple, complex social needs.

The Dual Diagnosis Practitioner will work along side hospital teams, community teams and tenancy support officers working with this cohort. The role will require a high focus on multi-agency working, liaison, signposting, onward referring, and providing advice and consultation around homeless health needs.

Main duties of the job

The Dual diagnosis Practitioner will focus on providing assessment and support to this service user group. This may include low-level interventions, engaging individuals with local service provision, ensuring they are able to access the support they need to maintain engagement with care and treatment as identified, enabling them to overcome barriers that prevent them from engaging with the health and social care system and also supporting other providers to understand the impact of dual diagnosis for the individuals and also upon service engagement and support approaches.

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.

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 Knowledge Essential
  • Must hold relevant qualification
  • Must have up to date knowledge of mental health issues
  • Has knowledge of homelessness
Experience Essential
  • Previous experience of working in mental health
  • Experience of working in the community

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