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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

We have posts waiting for you in the following areas:

Urgent Care

Urgent care are looking for motivated skilled staff to support young people intensively in their homes to help aid mental health recovery.

Early Intervention

If you have an interest in Psychosis, and want to make a real difference in someone's recovery? Then working with the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service could be the perfect role for you.


We are gathering a team of mental health nurses to join our exciting new services being developed at Parkview Inpatient CAMHS

Community Hubs

Community Hubs across the city, bright and spacious offering services to young people and families are waiting to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

We all offer a fantastic preceptorship programme for band 5 nurses and a band 6 developmental programme, so support can be offered on all levels. We have a great senior nursing team on site who are ready and willing to welcome you into the service and support your career goals and ambitions.

We understand everyone leads a busy lifestyle, so we are delighted to be able offer flexible working hours and shift patterns to provide you with a greater work/life balance.

If you are motivated and committed to improving the lives of children and young people, then we would really love to hear from you!

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families.

Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care; more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas. Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care. Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification

Personal Skills / Abilities and Attributes


  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Appropriate and adaptable verbal and written communication
  • Able to undertake audit
  • Able to undertake risk assessments within the service
  • Able to demonstrate leadership


  • Basic IT competency

Other Qualities


  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work as a member of a team
  • Awareness of personal strengths and limitations
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role



  • Professional qualification RMN / RNLD qualifications
  • Relevant Post qualifying qualification e.g. or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of training
  • Relevant Post graduate study or be able to demonstrate further skills based training


  • Specific qualification in a relevant therapeutic speciality e.g. counselling, Family Therapy, CBT, substance misuse
  • Nurse Prescriber



  • Extensive post registration experience in mental health care
  • Use of therapeutic interventions with children and young people i.e. 1:1, counselling, family therapy and group work
  • Delivering teaching / training
  • Providing consultation
  • Liaison with inpatient settings


  • Working in inpatient settings
  • Providing care in community settings
  • Developing a specialist area on behalf of the Service/ or local Team
  • Developing policies and protocols
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary Team
  • Supervising less experienced members of staff



  • Working knowledge of Health Service
  • Working knowledge of mental health
  • A good knowledge of own professional guidelines
  • Good knowledge of recognised disorders and illnesses in the field of mental health
  • Understanding of a range of communication styles when working with children, young people, young adults and families in distress
  • Hold an interest in a specialist area
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act

Values and Behaviours


  • Put patient care at the heart of the work you do to improve health care outcomes and service delivery Deliver the highest standards and quality outcomes possible
  • Be the best you can be, always look for ways to improve and develop to reach your potential
  • Encourage others to develop themselves and the service through improvement, innovation and continuous development
  • Joint working with others, e.g. patients, colleagues in the delivery of high quality healthcare
  • Build positive working relationships, respecting and valuing others, being helpful and inclusive

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