Mental Health Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the Specialist Services Care Group for a Mental Health Practitioner. We are looking for a candidate with experience of offender mental health and delivering psychological interventions to join our newly formed Mental Health Treatment Requirement team.

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust was awarded funding by the Department of Health to participate in a nationwide rollout of the mental health treatment requirement (MHTR) programme. This is part of a wider national rollout programme of community sentence treatment requirements (CSTR). GMMH Is one of 12 mental health providers who are delivering the CSTR programme. MHTR's is an effective framework of managing risk and linking offenders with health and social care supports, however they are underused as a sentence option for people with mental health problems.

The successful candidate will be joining a new team that has established strong links with the local criminal justice and health providers to deliver this exciting new project. This is an ideal role for a qualified mental health practitioner with experience in delivering psychological interventions or a psychological wellbeing practitioner with experience in working with offenders.

Main duties of the job

This post is offered as an opportunity for an experienced band 6 mental health practitioner to work within the Mental Health Treatment Requirement team across Greater Manchester.

The role is primarily based at April House however there will be a requirement to travel across the region. The role will involve providing psychological interventions/treatment to a cohort of community offenders sentenced to community orders and subject to Mental Health Treatment Requirements.

The role will be to provide low level psychological interventions for depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders and learning difficulties. In addition the post holder will provide case management to the service users to ensure global health needs of the cohort.

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.

Date posted

17 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

36 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

437-4284922

Job locations

Across Greater Manchester

April House, 104 Fairfield St, Manchester

Manchester

M1 2WR


Job description

Job responsibilities

1. To undertake protocol based psychological assessments of clients applying psychological tests, including self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, and others involved in the clients care, under the supervision of a qualified psychologist.2. To assist in the formulation and delivery of care plans involving the psychological treatment and/or management of a clients problems, under the supervision of a qualified professional psychologist3. To assist in the co ordination and running of therapeutic groups.4. To collate and report audit data in order to meet the audit requirements of the service.5. To assist in the development of a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all clients of the service, across all settings where care takes place.6. To attend and contribute to appropriate multi-disciplinary meetings

7. To assist in the design of computerized databases and to be responsible for their continual updating and ongoing statistical analysis.8. To be aware of, and comply to, National Regulations and local Trust Policies concerned with Data Protection. 9. Triage using evidenced based assessments, care plans which are recorded and monitored for progress to move service users through the systems.

10. Sign-post and advise both service users and professionals of all the commissioned serves available in Bolton.

11. Support service users to participate in positive diversionary activities and seek employment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. To undertake protocol based psychological assessments of clients applying psychological tests, including self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, and others involved in the clients care, under the supervision of a qualified psychologist.2. To assist in the formulation and delivery of care plans involving the psychological treatment and/or management of a clients problems, under the supervision of a qualified professional psychologist3. To assist in the co ordination and running of therapeutic groups.4. To collate and report audit data in order to meet the audit requirements of the service.5. To assist in the development of a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all clients of the service, across all settings where care takes place.6. To attend and contribute to appropriate multi-disciplinary meetings

7. To assist in the design of computerized databases and to be responsible for their continual updating and ongoing statistical analysis.8. To be aware of, and comply to, National Regulations and local Trust Policies concerned with Data Protection. 9. Triage using evidenced based assessments, care plans which are recorded and monitored for progress to move service users through the systems.

10. Sign-post and advise both service users and professionals of all the commissioned serves available in Bolton.

11. Support service users to participate in positive diversionary activities and seek employment.

Person Specification

Knowledge

Essential

  • Experience post professional registration in working with mentally disordered offenders

Desirable

  • experience of delivering psychological in the community and experience of working with and managing people with risk behaviours

Experience

Essential

  • Experience post professional registration in working with mentally disordered offenders
Person Specification

Knowledge

Essential

  • Experience post professional registration in working with mentally disordered offenders

Desirable

  • experience of delivering psychological in the community and experience of working with and managing people with risk behaviours

Experience

Essential

  • Experience post professional registration in working with mentally disordered offenders

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).

Additional information

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

Address

Across Greater Manchester

April House, 104 Fairfield St, Manchester

Manchester

M1 2WR


Employer's website

https://www.gmmh.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT

Address

Across Greater Manchester

April House, 104 Fairfield St, Manchester

Manchester

M1 2WR


Employer's website

https://www.gmmh.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Thabiso Nyathi

Thabiso.Nyathi@gmmh.nhs.uk

078334366766

Date posted

17 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

36 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

437-4284922

Job locations

Across Greater Manchester

April House, 104 Fairfield St, Manchester

Manchester

M1 2WR


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