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Mental Health Practitioner Assertive Outreach Pathway CMHT

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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This is an exciting opportunity to join Stockport CMHT's newly developed Assertive Outreach Pathway. The role will involved joint working with a reduced caseload of complex Service Users who have found it difficult to engage with other secondary mental health services. You will be supported by a Clinical Lead and have access to a wide range of other disciplines available within the CMHT including TAPP's (trainee assistant psychological practitioner), Wellbeing Practitioners, secondary psychology, OT's and Support Workers.

Main duties of the job

  • Undertake the full range of casework for people with moderate to severe mental health needs. Adopting a recovery and social inclusion model, that encompasses non health and social care services to meet service user needs.
  • Develop care plans for client / patients and undertake clinical activities as appropriate, ensuring a high standard of care.
  • Ensure all appropriate client / patient and departmental records are maintained to the required standard and in line with CPA policy.
  • Work with the wider multi-disciplinary team to enhance the standard of care client / patients receive.
  • Participate in risk assessment and formulation of risk management plans.
  • Take a key role in communications within the multi-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of care.
  • Demonstrate high standards of Health and Social Care and be accountable for one's own practice.
  • Supervise and assess students during placements, ensuring appropriate advice and support is given.
  • Communicate effectively with all staff, clients / patients and carers in accordance with Trust / Directorate standards to promote high quality of care.
  • Take a keen interest in own personal professional development. Attending adequate training to ensure issues relating to service users and their families are assessed and addressed in relation to the policy, safeguarding adults.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualification Social Work / Mental Health Nursing / Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with HCPC / NMC
  • Experience in community mental health work
  • Willingness to undertake further training relevant to the practitioner role resulting from legislative or service changes, as appropriate
  • Evidence of post-basic qualification and training
  • MSLAP or equivalent Mentor training
Experience Essential
  • Knowledge of CPA policy
  • Experience of supervision
  • Experience of leading a team
Knowledge Essential
  • Experience in working with people with moderate to severe mental health needs
  • Extensive knowledge / experience in social inclusion and recovery model of care.
  • Knowledge of mental health legislation
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience of managing or participating in change
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to care coordinate and be responsible for a caseload
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a MDT
  • Ability to supervise junior staff / students
  • Effective time management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Recording relevant documentation to a professional standard
  • Ability to communicate informally and develop supportive relationships with clients, carers and other professionals
  • Utilise the supervision process.
  • Ability to value diversity and respond constructively to discriminatory behaviour
  • Ability to provide professional expertise in the care of mental health service users.
  • Ability to provide appropriate education and training to peers and assistant as appropriate
  • Computer literacy
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Commitment to professional development
Work related Circumstances Essential
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosures

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