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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Job Type



South East



£43,742 - £50,056 per annum

Posted Date

6 November 2023


Closing Date

20 November 2023

Main duties of the job
The role requires a highly competent, proficient practitioner, who is able to work autonomously and creatively in this busy demanding role. Excellent assessment skills and knowledge of local services are essential to this role. Experience of being in a leadership role is valuable. You will also be providing supervision to the band 6 Mental Health Practitioners across the locality.

Successful candidates must be experienced Mental Health Practitioners and have experience of working in a Primary Care and/or Community Mental Health Team setting. Roles are open to all professions. You will be a confident assertive communicator with colleagues and stakeholders alike.

Above all you will have the ambition and drive needed to work within an environment of change and innovation.

Working for our organisation
Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.
We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.
You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.
The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main responsibilities of the role.

Person specification
Essential criteria

A degree or equivalent qualification in Mental Health Nursing or other relevant healthcare profession
State registration with the HCPC, Social Work Council or NMC
Desirable criteria

Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
Essential criteria

Minimum of 4 years post registration experience in mental health with at least 2 years’ experience of working within secondary care community mental health
Experience of working collaboratively with other organisations
Experience of supervising junior staff and students
Desirable criteria

Experience working in primary care
Essential criteria

Ability to work autonomously and use own initiative
An advanced understanding of mental health problems and treatment options/models that can be used to assist recovery
Desirable criteria

Knowledge of Quality Improvement Programme
Essential criteria

Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, cares/ families and all members of the multidisciplinary team
Provide effective clinical supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice
Personal Attributes
Essential criteria

Good organisational skills
Able to work flexibly and cooperatively as part of a team
Other requirements
Essential criteria

Able to travel independently and in a timely manner across the Primary Care Network Area in accordance with Trust policies and service need

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