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Mental Health Practitioner

Salary:  £24,487 per annum
Working hours:  37.5 hours per week
Contract length: Fixed-term contract
Holidays: 25 days per annum (rising to 30 days pro rata per annum after 5 years’ service), plus Bank Holidays
Based at: Tameside

We are looking for a motivated and experienced practitioner to join our Minds Matter service in Tameside and Glossop.

You will be highly-organised and able to prioritise your workload. You’ll have experience of working in mental health or similar field delivering Step 1 interventions, but above all you’ll be passionate about changing lives.

If this sounds like you, then you could be the person we are looking for! Your job will be to use person-centred and relationship based practice to support clients to achieve goals and overcome the barriers that stop them improving their mental wellbeing.

The Minds Matter service offers support, advice and guidance to people whose mental wellbeing may be negatively affected by their social circumstances. It is delivered from community venues across Tameside and Glossop, and work in partnership with a range of NHS and community organisations.  This particular role also involves working on a telephone Response Line. We welcome applications from people with personal experience of mental health conditions.

It is essential that you hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

How to apply

Closing date 7 December 2020. Applications received after this time will not be considered and CVs will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place the week commencing 14 December.

If you need the application form in an alternative format, please contact our HR Team.


Find out more about what makes Big Life a great employer, from career development to a comprehensive staff wellbeing package.

The Big Life group positively promotes diversity in the workforce. We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

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