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Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Mental Health Practitioner

Job Type

Permanent

Region

West Midlands

Salary

Location

£33,706 to £40,588

Posted Date

10 March 2023

Telford

Closing Date

16 March 2023

Are you an experienced community mental health nurse, social worker or occupational therapist who would like the opportunity to be part of a developing and innovative integrated Community Mental Health Service? Are you looking for an opportunity to be part of a new service model that is working in partnership with local services to meet the needs of those presenting with complex mental health needs together?

Telford and Wrekin Community Mental Health service provide assessment and evidence based interventions for people who presenting with complex mental health difficulties that are significantly impacting on their daily life alongside our partner organisations.

We are looking for two practitioners to the join our team to work alongside our primary care practitioners and wider partners to support the triage and assessment of those being referred into our service.

The successful applicants will need to encourage effective engagement of this cohort of people, utilising excellent communication skills, whilst maintaining compassion and hope through every contact. We also keen to incorporate a trauma informed psychological approach which aims to increase people's independence, working towards an improved quality of life.

There is an emphasis on team based multi-disciplinary decision making which lends itself to creating a supportive environment for staff. We also value a culture of active service and personal development for all staff.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce; we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To support the triage and assessments of individuals who referred into the service alongside the wider multi-disciplinary team that includes community mental health nurses, psychology, consultant psychiatrist, occupational therapists, peer support (lived experience) workers, health care support workers and housing and financial advisors.

You will be responsible for undertaking assessments individually, alongside the wider team and/or alongside our partners in order to establish the persons goals, needs, risks and strengths to generate a formulation based plan of care with the individual and their support network

You will alongside wider colleagues in the team acting as a point of contact to provide clinical advice and guidance to patients and families where needed, as well as partner services for those being referred to the service

There will be opportunity where felt appropriate to provide brief interventions to individuals referred into the service to support their recovery and where it may prevent a need for more long term involvement from the service.

As part of the local mental health alliance network you will have opportunity to attend our weekly meetings to provide opportunity to look at how best as services we can work together to support individuals who are presenting with multiple needs, risks and complexity. Particularly where engagement may be difficult.

You will be asked to support and contribute to the clinical supervision of junior members of the team and students on placement with the service

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

- Registered mental health nurse (NMC registration) or Occupational Therapist (HCPC registration) or Social Worker (Social Work England)
- Post-registration experience, evidence of formal courses and training at diploma/degree level.
- Registered Mentor /Practice Educator

Desirable

- Leadership qualification
- BSc degree in nursing or equivalent level
- Qualification in providing supervision/coaching
- Evidence of post qualifying training - ie Non - medical Prescriber or psychological intervention qualification including EMDR, CBT, CBTp, Family Interventions, CAT, DBT, systemic training

Experience
Essential

- Evidence of extensive post registration experience with working with adults experiencing mental health related difficulties
- Experience of working with people who have difficulty in engaging with services and have complex mental health needs
- Experience of working in community setting and making decisions autonomously

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).

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