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'
We are seeking one Senior Social Work Practitioner to help us transform how we deliver mental health care in our Central Manchester Later Life Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs).
This role is a great opportunity for a candidate who is confident, enthusiastic, motivated and who has robust understanding and experience of how good quality CMHTs function. The post is based at the Central Later Life CMHT in Chorlton, however the post covers city wide.
As a Senior Social worker and an Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP), you will join an established and developing multidisciplinary team in the Central Manchester division. The role of the Senior Social Worker has a clinical focus and works closely with the Team Manager to support service delivery. You will be providing clinical leadership, supervision and support to the teams on a day-to-day basis. The role will be to support the teams to work towards delivery of a service that meets the standards derived from the Royal College of Psychiatrists accreditation for CMHTs. You will be supporting the running of the AMHP hub within your senior role, coordinating referrals and providing advice and support to AMHP's on duty. You will need to have considerable AMHP experience and legal knowledge in order to support others in their role as well as carrying a complex caseload within Later Life services.
We work with some of the most diverse communities within inner-city Manchester to deliver effective, high quality and integrated mental health care. Through our longstanding and positive relationships with our voluntary sector services, we can deliver on our commitment to help our service users to be part of the communities within which they live, in a meaningful way.
Central Manchester CMHTs have a strong service ethos and commitment to understanding how we achieve positive outcomes for service users, that also have a recovery focus. With this comes the recognition that sometimes we need to change how we do things. All of our CMHTs are building on existing good practice, in order to further enhance what we offer our service users and provider partners in terms of high quality, effective and recovery orientated care. All of our service developments align to the best available evidence and GMMH is committed to delivering Royal College of Psychiatrists accredited services over the coming months. As the successful candidate, a wide range of opportunities to enhance and develop your clinical and leadership skills will be open to you.
The CQC has recognised GMMH services to be well-led and we have been rated as Excellent in this area. Understanding and responding to individual development needs and priorities are critical aspects of how we lead and support our teams to deliver the highest quality and most effective care. We therefore recognise that a commitment to supporting our staff to develop themselves is important and essential. As such, you will receive an individualised review of your learning and development needs, as well as focused support at a service and trust level around how to achieve your goals. Additionally, to support meeting learning and development needs, we have close links with local academic institutions and have a wealth of expertise within GMMH that supports delivery of in-house training and education programmes.
As we recognise the importance of supporting our staff to achieve an effective work-life balance and also maintain positive wellbeing, we work with staff to develop ways of supporting flexible working for them. Our services describe themselves as mutually supportive and we recognise the challenges that can be associated with