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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
** Due to a genuine occupational need we are currently only able to accept MALE applicants for this role**


We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Community Mental Health Practitioner to join our high performing, nationally accredited Adult Community Mental Health Team at Kirkby CMHT. We are looking for male individuals who can demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for working within a community mental health setting. This position will provide an opportunity to learn and implement evidence based and recovery focused interventions for a client group with complex mental health conditions. The successful candidates will possess excellent knowledge and understanding of severe and enduring mental illness, good communication skills and a desire to work collaboratively with colleagues, service users and third sector agencies. You will be supported with access to continues professional development, regular clinical supervision and opportunities for personal and professional growth.

** Due to a genuine occupational need we are currently only able to accept MALE applicants for this role**


Shortlisting date is planned for 27th March 2023

Interview date is planned for TBC

Main duties of the job

The Community Mental Health Team caters for individuals who have severe and enduring mental health difficulties. It is a busy and skilled multi-disciplinary group which actively promotes close partnership working within the wider community. If you feel you possess the values of Mersey Care NHS Trust, we welcome an application from you. Applicants should hold an appropriate professional qualification and have at least 2 years post-graduate experience. The role will include providing high quality evidenced based care, formulating risk management plans, providing expertise and advice, care co-ordination and supervising junior staff.

You will be required to work in collaboration with service users to provide person centred care that enables and promotes recovery from mental illness.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills that will enable you to support service users and their families and challenge, motivate, influence and inspire your colleagues at all levels.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will be based within the Community Mental Health Team and will :

Provide assessments and develop treatment plans for service users on caseload

Act as named professional/care coordinator and coordinate care between services

Hold a caseload of people with severe and enduring mental health problems Participate in team meetings, MDT meetings and training opportunities

Provide advice and support for service users and carers

Participate in delivery of group interventions

Supervision of Junior colleaguesin the team

Liaise with colleagues and coordinate care for service users on caseload

Support and monitor the service user whilst commencing medication

Work collaboratively with other members of the MDT

Attend regular supervision and team meetings

Participate in training opportunities

Support people with complex needs and provide advice and guidance as peoples needs change

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Appropriate professional qualification
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with a range of people with mental health problems either as a student or an employee.
Values Essential
  • Professional
  • Enthusiastic
  • Honest/reliable
  • Engaging
  • Leadership qualities
  • Person-centred, recovery focused attitude
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work well within a team
  • Awareness of mental health legislation
  • Awareness of a range of mental health issues
  • Knowledge of CPA processes, e.g. care planning and risk assessment.

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