Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you looking for a new challenge, where every day is different? Then you will be interested in the exciting opportunities that have arisen to join our Wigan Teams as a Senior Mental Health Practitioner.

The team consist of experienced multi disciplinary colleagues, including Psychiatrists, SNP's, O/T's and Psychologists, all working to a Recovery based approach. You will have ongoing supervision, with opportunities to develop via relevant training, appropriate to this role.

The role within the team will allow you to develop skills in both assessment and risk management, allowing you to deliver care in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics and community environments.

If you are passionate about supporting people and want to progress into a senior position where you can enhance your clinical skills in assessment and risk management, then we would like to hear from you.

Join us for our open day on Saturday 23rd April, between 9.30am - 4pm to find out more about our roles.


Sports Hall

Atherleigh Park Hospital

Atherleigh Way, Leigh, WN7 1YN

Main duties of the job

The Teams provide care, treatment and support to adults with significant mental health needs in the borough of Wigan and Leigh. You will be required to have experience of working in a similar setting and role. You will undertake the duties of care coordinator, managing a caseload of service users, with complex mental health needs, under the CPA framework.

You would also be involved in managing duty call from adult service users with severe and enduring mental illness, predominantly who are open to the team on Non CPA offering advice and support.

The service operates between 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday, but some flexibility will be required to cover weekend clinics as will the ability to travel within the area. Applications are welcome from candidates who are looking for part and full-time work.

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

Please see attached job description and person specification

Staff benefits
  • 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
  • Core professional qualification in registered nursing social work Occupational therapy.
  • Degree or equivalent level of experience
  • Up to date Professional Registration (to be maintained)
  • Evidence of further study/ qualification, i.e. Individual or group Psychotherapy Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Systemic Family Practice Webster Stratton Incredible years / parenting groups
Experience Essential
  • Experience of mental health assessments and therapeutic interventions with children and young people with mental health problems and their families

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