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Mental Health
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
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Meadowbrook Unit
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum
30/05/2019 23:59
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CAMHS Senior Pracitioner

Band 7

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.

Serving a population of 1.2million people, across one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside substance misuse services across the North West. 

The Trust employs around 4750 people, who make a difference across 130 locations. Staff at GMMH work to improve lives with a culture based on five core values:

  • We are caring and compassionate
  • We inspire hope
  • We work together
  • We value and respect
  • We are open and honest 

GMMH is one of the most active research trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health. This puts our staff and service users at the leading edge of new mental health treatments. 

The Trust provides a range of specialist services including prison in reach across the North of England, a specialist centre for mental health and deafness and in patient perinatal mental health care. 

We have been rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission. Our substance misuse services and leadership were rated as ‘Outstanding’


Salford Mental Health Liaison team is seeking to recruit a Band 7 CAMHS Senior Practitioner with expertise and significant experience of working with Children and Young People (CYP) to fulfill a lead role for CYP within Salford Mental Health Liaison Service. As a potentially successful candidate you will be enthusiastic, flexible and committed to delivering high quality mental health care. You will bring experience of CAMHS and an established knowledgebase to lead the delivery of high quality care for CYP who present with mental health needs to the Emergency Department of Salford Royal Hospital. Your personal attributes will enable you to provide comprehensive person-centered assessments, advice, direct interventions and onward care planning to people of all ages with different presenting mental health needs.

The Liaison Service has been established for nearly 10 years and comprises of a dynamic and welcoming team of psychiatrists, senior practitioners, practitioners and psychologist. The team has achieved PLAN accreditation and has senior level input into the local and GM strategic vision for liaison services. The team offers assessment to CYP who present with mental health needs at the Emergency Department. The service operates 24/7 and sees people of all ages who experience mental health needs both within Salford Royal and the Intermediate Care units in Salford.

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has achieved Outstanding in its last two CQC inspections. By working alongside a high functioning acute trust, Mental Health Liaison Service staff have the opportunity to be involved in the care of people experiencing a number of physical illnesses. The opportunity to develop knowledge and skills within these specialties is significant.

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services across Bolton, Salford, Trafford, the City of Manchester as well as specialist provision. The Trust achieved ‘Good’ in its last CQC inspection and ‘Outstanding’ within the ‘Well Led’ component. Staff development is important within both the Salford Mental Health Liaison Service and within GMMH. Opportunities to engage in clinical and leadership development are supported.

The successful post holder will be part of the established Mental Health Liaison Team with a flexible approach to work, and be responsive and adaptable to the needs of the service. Some weekend working will be expected. Our service will actively support you to develop as a mental health professional, building on your existing experience and knowledge.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Alex Keating - Team Manager

0161 206 4847


David Chambers - Operational Manager