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Senior Practitioner Adult CMHT

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Weston Street, Bolton
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Practitioner to work within Bolton Community Mental Health Team. You will play a crucial role in the clinical leadership of the team and support staff to provide a high-quality service to service users and carers. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic practitioner who has a real passion for providing support to promote mental and physical heath, wellbeing and recovery.

Your role will involve supporting the manager in all aspects of managing the services as well as provide clinical leadership and patient care within the team.

You will be expected to support other practitioners within the service in development of their skills by offering highly developed risk assessments and management plans.

Leading with a positive and helpful attitude is essential for the team, so you will be an excellent communicator and demonstrate the ability to motivate the team to deliver high quality and responsive care.

The successful applicants will be able to demonstrate both their clinical abilities and leadership qualities, whilst promoting high quality services.

The post holder will be expected to participate in the service bronze on call and bronze on site rota as required.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as a care coordinator for a small number of highly complex cases in line with the Trust Care Programme Approach (CPA) guidance and policies.

To be responsible for the day to day clinical leadership and development of a designated multidisciplinary team which is integrated, flexible, user-focussed and recovery-orientated.

To deliver a safe, effective, and high quality service to service users with mental health needs, to ensure delivery to the relevant clinical pathways, as outlined within the CMHT operational procedure.

Participation as a member of the Community Services Management Team in the overall management of community based secondary mental health services.

The post holder will aim at all times to promote the independence and well-being of adults, to assist social inclusion and valued community presence and to enable the widest possible expression of chosen lifestyle.

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
  • 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 Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Social Work England Registration
  • AMHP
  • Have a working and applied knowledge of the Care Act (2014), the Mental Health Act (1983 as amended 2007), Mental Capacity Act (2005), as well as being acquainted with other legislation which may be relevant to the service group (e.g. Children Act 1989 and 2004), Human Rights Act (1998), Trust policies and procedures.
  • Assess and monitor complex mental health and social care needs of service users
  • Evidence or knowledge of CMHT in its applications to funding panel, providing advice and quality assurance of assessments.
  • Best Interest Assessor, capacity assessor
  • Chairing s.42 safeguarding enquiries and support local services in ensuring robust processes are in place to manage safeguarding enquiries.
  • Evidence of practice educator for social work students and support ASYE programme.
Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience of working with adults of working age
  • Experience of working with people with complex needs and co-morbidities
  • Experience of working in a recovery focussed way
  • MDT Working
  • Experience of conducting assessments identifying health and social care needs.
  • Working within rehabilitation services
  • Experience of supporting people who misuse alcohol or drugs
  • Experience of delivering line management and clinical supervision
Knowledge Essential
  • Working knowledge and understanding of CPA
  • Knowledge and understanding of recovery model, appropriate therapeutic approaches and engagement strategies
  • Knowledge and understanding of Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act & Care Act
  • In depth understanding current national policy, initiatives, and principles of rehabilitation
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding frameworks and procedures
  • Working knowledge and understanding of principles of best interest assessments and processes
  • Working knowledge and understanding of DOLS/DIDS
Skills Essential
  • Be able to manage a caseload and work autonomously within the team
  • Ability to act as a care coordinator under the CPA framework
  • Ability to assess, plan and evaluate care
  • Have evidence of good time management and organisational skills being able to work under pressure.
  • To be able to plan and deliver recovery based activities within service users own homes and local communities.

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