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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Band 6

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Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (happy to discuss flexible working)
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Meadowbrook Unit
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
26/02/2020 23:59

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.

Serving a population of 1.2million people, the Trust employs around 4750 people who make a difference across 130 locations. Situated in one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside substance misuse services across the North West.

GMMH is one of the most active research trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health. This puts our staff and service users at the leading edge of new mental health treatments.

The Trust provides a range of specialist services including prison in reach across the North of England, a specialist centre for mental health and deafness and in patient perinatal mental health care.

We have been rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission. Our substance misuse services and leadership were rated as ‘Outstanding’

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic registered mental health nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social worker to join the Salford Home Based Treatment Team.

The post holder would be expected to have post-registration experience as a band 6 post, and want to work in an acute mental health community service that provides an alternative to hospital admission.

Duties of the role would include assessing individuals on referral to the team, acting as key working throughout admissions to the team holding a small caseload of individuals, liaising with relevant services already involved or to be referred onto, working alongside the MDT to formulate risk assessment and management plans, and care planning with the service users and family/carers as part of their admission.

The post holder would also be involve in discharging service users onto relevant agencies following short term admission to this 24 hour a day 7 day a week service.

As part of this clinical caseload, there would also be a requirement to be actively involved in the duty rota on a weekly basis. As the team cover 24 hours a day, shift work and night shifts would also be required of the post holder.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Amy Lawrence - Team Manager

Tel: 0161 358 2424


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