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Mental Health Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Substance misuse
Band 6
Full Time
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GMMH is delighted to be able to offer 1 full-time and 1 part-time positions of mental health homeless practitioner within the Manchester Mental Health and Homeless Team.

The successful candidate will work to support and strengthen existing links with support services and mental health treatment services within the city of Manchester. The post holder will be supported by a well-established, specialist multi-disciplinary, trauma informed homeless mental health team and will work with individuals who are experiencing mental health problems. The role of the team is to work with a range of partnership services and homeless individuals to assess and identify the appropriate treatment pathways to address these unmet needs.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide community based engagement and assessment to clients with complex mental health and substance misuse (dual diagnosis) needs in partnership with mental health and addiction services.

The post holder will be part of the Manchester Homeless Mental Health Team and will work alongside council staff, drug and alcohol workers, police and homeless outreach workers providing mental health support to rough sleepers both through drop-in clinics at day centres or directly on the street whilst working alongside outreach workers.

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of mental health needs for homeless individuals who are not engaged with mainstream mental health services. The role will include active participation in the service planning and future development of the mental health support for homeless individuals within the Manchester district.

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

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Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • experience and understanding of mental health and/dual diagnoisis
  • experience of working in a community setting
  • experience of the homeless sector
Experience Essential
  • qualification in relevant profession
  • post qualification experience working with complex mental health needs

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