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Job summary

Main area
Mental Health
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
437-1822250
Employer
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Manor House
Town
Trafford
Salary
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
Closing
28/07/2019 23:59
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust logo

Mental Health Practitioner

Band 6

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, the Trust employs around 4750 people who make a difference across 130 locations. Situated in 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.

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’

Trafford Extended Service (TES) has a vacancy for an experienced Mental Health Practitioner to work alongside our established Multi disciplinary team.

TES provides assessment and therapeutic services to people with Autism Spectrum Conditions – ASC (without Learning Disabilities) and Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder - ADHD.


TES is part of the Trafford Directorate which provides integrated mental health and social care services, both in the community-based and in patient.
The successful person will be required to undertake a range of activities to deliver the care pathways for the two client groups.

These will include assessments (primarily those used in the diagnosis of adults with ASC), general health and social care assessments of adults with ADHD and ASC, direct clinical work (including 1:1 work and group work), report writing, and for complex clients, full care co-ordination. There are opportunities to gain a broad range of experience and to develop clinical and teaching skills.


As the job involves working with patients in a specialist context, essential requirements for the post include: experience of working with Adults with ASC and or ADHD, a relevant professional qualification e.g. Nursing, Social Work, O.T or Speech and Language therapy; a high level of communication skills; capacity to work productively in a demanding environment; experience of working as a care co-ordinator and a willingness to undergo further appropriate training.


Desirable qualities include, experience of care co-ordination of complex clients, experience of planning and delivering therapeutic group work and a high standard of report writing.

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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

Geraldine Thompson-Curran - TES Team Manager
Tel: 0161 357 1210

Dr Anna Dodd - Clinical Psychologist
Tel: 0161 357 1210