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Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Mental Health Practitioner

Job Type

Fixed Term


North West



£33,706 - £40,588

Posted Date

28 September 2022


Closing Date

11 October 2022

GMMH is delighted to be able to offer a position of mental health homeless practitioner within the Manchester Mental Health and Homeless Team.

The successful candidate will work to support and strengthen existing links with support services and mental health treatment services within the city of Manchester. The post holder will be supported by a well-established, specialist multi-disciplinary, trauma informed homeless mental health team and will work with individuals who are experiencing mental health problems. The role of the team is to work with a range of partnership services and homeless individuals to assess and identify the appropriate treatment pathways to address these unmet needs.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide community based engagement and assessment to clients with complex mental health and substance misuse (dual diagnosis) needs in partnership with mental health and addiction services.

The post holder will be part of the Manchester Homeless Mental Health Team and will work alongside council staff, drug and alcohol workers, police and homeless outreach workers providing mental health support to rough sleepers both through drop-in clinics at day centres or directly on the street whilst working alongside outreach workers.

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of mental health needs for homeless individuals who are not engaged with mainstream mental health services. The role will include active participation in the service planning and future development of the mental health support for homeless individuals within the Manchester district.

Working for our organisation

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

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

See attached detailed 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

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Person specification
Essential criteria

- experience and understanding of mental health and/dual diagnoisis
- experience of working in a community setting

Desirable criteria

- experience of the homeless sector

Essential criteria

- qualification in relevant profession

Desirable criteria

- post qualification experience working with complex mental health needs

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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