Community Mental Health Practitioner - Manchester

Recruiter
Service Care Solutions
Location
Manchester
Posted
11 Apr 2018
Closes
18 Apr 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
I am currently recruiting band 5 or 6 Community Mental Health Practitioners to join NHS based Adult Community Mental Health Teams in Greater Manchester area.

Hours: 37.5 hours
Days: Monday - Friday
Contract: 13 weeks (+ongoing)
Salary: £18 - 23ph (Ltd) depending on experience and band level

The adult community mental health service provides a range of support options to service users aged 16-65 with severe and enduring mental health problems who have complex needs and present significant levels of risk to themselves or others including individuals with:

Severe and complex symptoms of depression
Severe and complex symptoms of anxiety
Severe and complex psychological difficulties including personality disorder
Severe and complex psycho-social needs
Psychotic symptoms

They are a multi-disciplinary service that consists of team managers, community mental health nurses, mental health social workers, occupational therapists, community support workers, admin support, secondary care psychological therapies and Consultant Psychiatrists who work with the team.

The service is made up of five key functions:
Assessment
Active Care Coordination
Treatment
Reviewing Officer
Wellness and Recovery

Everyone who is allocated to the service has an identified care coordinator or key worker dependent upon their level of need. This practitioner will be responsible for supporting the individual to develop a care plan to meet their identified needs following a comprehensive assessment process.

They will also be responsible for regularly reviewing the care plan and supporting the individual to prepare for discharge from the service as and when appropriate.

Essential: The applicant must be a Qualified Mental Health Nurse who is currently registered with the NMC or a Qualified Social Worker currently registered with the HCPC. The applicant must have a minimum 6 months employed experience working in Community Mental Health in areas such as CMHT, Assertive Outreach, Early Intervention, Crisis Resolution, Primary Care etc. The applicant must hold a full valid driving license and a car is essential to use as part of the job role.

carly.harrison@servicecare.org.uk | (01772)208963

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