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Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Mental Health Practitioner / Social Worker

Job Type



North West



£33,706 - £40,588

Posted Date

27 October 2022

Crumpsall, Manchester

Closing Date

31 October 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the North Manchester Home Based Treatment team for an experienced and enthusiastic Social Worker to join our multidisciplinary team as a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner.

The Home Base Treatment Team provides a community based mental health service to people in North Manchester. We are committed to the delivery of high quality and intensive mental health care and treatment to people with severe and acute mental health needs.

You will have strong skills, knowledge, and experience of working with patients with mental health needs. Your skill set will include mental health assessments, risk assessment and management plans, and be able to formulate collaborative care plans with service users.

The successful applicant will also be actively contributing to ongoing service developments.

Hours of work will include day duties and nights on rotation, working full time.

In return, the service is committed to the development of its workforce and will promote access to opportunities for personal development. We look forward to meeting you at interview.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have experience of clinical practice within the urgent care setting, preferably with prior experience of community based urgent care services. The post holder will agree a plan of care collaboratively with service users and their carers. The service user will follow agreed practice guidelines at all times and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The
post holder should be committed to delivery high quality of mental health and contribute to ongoing service development. The post holder will be expected to cover night duties, on a rotational basis.

Working for our organisation

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over 6,400 members of staff, who deliver services from more than 160 locations.

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.

Detailed job description and main 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
Essential criteria

- Registered professional qualification
- Evidence of continuing professional development

Desirable criteria

- Experience of working in urgent care / community mental health settings

Essential criteria

- Undertaking risk assessments
- Working with people with multiple and complex needs

Desirable criteria

- Experience of working in urgent care / community mental health settings

Important Information about working for GMMH:

All positions within the Trust are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, for further information on the checks required please visit the NHS Employers website

Applicants are encouraged to apply for posts at Greater Manchester Mental Health who have direct experience of mental health, learning disability or drug and alcohol services either as a service user or a carer.

**If you do not hold a current competency based qualification and or the Care Certificate, you will be expected to complete an appropriate Apprenticeship in Healthcare with GMMH.**

The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are aspiring to ensure our workforce is representative of the diverse communities that we serve, and we are strongly committed to removing barriers to employment for candidates from under-represented groups, for example BAME, Disabled and LGBT+ communities. If you would like to have an informal chat about the recruitment process for this role or would value some additional support, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Denise Gleave, Recruitment & Retention Advisor 0161 358 1448 or email

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