Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


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Job summary

Are you looking for a new challenge, where every day is different? Then you will be interested in the exciting opportunities that have arisen to join our Wigan Teams as a Senior Mental Health Practitioner.

The team consist of experienced multi disciplinary colleagues, including Psychiatrists, SNP`s, O/T`s and Psychologists, all working to a Recovery based approach. You will have ongoing supervision, with opportunities to develop via relevant training, appropriate to this role.

The role within the team will allow you to develop skills in both assessment and risk management, allowing you to deliver care in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics and community environments.

If you are passionate about supporting people and want to progress into a senior position where you can enhance your clinical skills in assessment and risk management, then we would like to hear from you.

Join us for our open day on Saturday 23rd April, between 9.30am - 4pm to find out more about our roles.


Sports Hall

Atherleigh Park Hospital

Atherleigh Way, Leigh, WN7 1YN

Main duties of the job

The Teams provide care, treatment and support to adults with significant mental health needs in the borough of Wigan and Leigh. You will be required to have experience of working in a similar setting and role. You will undertake the duties of care coordinator, managing a caseload of service users, with complex mental health needs, under the CPA framework.

You would also be involved in managing duty call from adult service users with severe and enduring mental illness, predominantly who are open to the team on Non CPA offering advice and support.

The service operates between 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday, but some flexibility will be required to cover weekend clinics as will the ability to travel within the area. Applications are welcome from candidates who are looking for part and full-time work.

About us

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached detailed person specification and job description......................................................................................................................

Person Specification



  • Core professional qualification in registered nursing social work Occupational therapy.
  • Degree or equivalent level of experience
  • Up to date Professional Registration (to be maintained)


  • Evidence of further study/ qualification, i.e. Individual or group Psychotherapy Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Systemic Family Practice Webster Stratton Incredible years / parenting groups



  • Experience of mental health assessments and therapeutic interventions with children and young people with mental health problems and their families

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Claire House

Lower Ince



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Lisa Sandiford


Date posted

08 April 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£31,365 to £37,890 a year per annum pro rata



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Job locations

Claire House

Lower Ince



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