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Mental Health Practitioner

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5/6 Mental Health Practitioner Assertive Outreach Team

Community Mental Health Services in Milton Keynes have undergone transformation and are pleased to announce the Milton Keynes Community Mental Health Hub. The Adult Mental Health Community redesign is part of an initiative to improve the quality of care received by people with mental health needs in their local community. The national direction of travel, outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan, is towards the provision of more integrated, personalised and place-based care.

Within the HUB there are 3 pathways to which all service users (irrespective of their allocated pathway or diagnosis) are able to access interventions such as Peer Support, Individual Placement Support, Coaching, Specialist Therapy, dependant on their needs. Interventions are delivered both as groups and individual 1:1 sessions, with a focus on a trauma informed holistic approach to health care. The HUB works closely with third sector agencies including the Crisis Caf in Milton Keynes, as well as MKUH and the Local Authority.

The post holders will need to have an excellent knowledge of Mental Health and current mental health legislation. You will need to demonstrate the ability to support and apply a holistic approach to assessing and supporting the health and social needs of people experiencing severe and enduring mental illness.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, development and evaluation of programmes of care as per CPA policy and hold care coordinator role for a complex case load. The individual will be required to work as part of a multi disciplinary team within a team approach. The individual will be required to undertake specialist assessments as part of professional role.
  • To provide leadership for junior staff, through supervision and appraisal.
  • To provide mentorship for students on placement within the team.
  • To educate internal and external customers of Service, including students and junior staff of all professions

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

About us

We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. Were always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.

With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a member of the multidisciplinary team to be responsible for the assessment of need and the planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment plans incorporating a network of community services and resources

To offer both individual and specialist group treatments and to deliver direct care, according to individual treatment plans and in response to identified need.

To manage a caseload, and be accountable within the team for case presentation and peer group review.

For further information about this post please see attached job description

Person Specification



  • Professional Qualification at Diploma or Degree level in mental health nursing/ Social work or occupational therapy


  • Student supervision/mentoring qualification



  • Sound Knowledge Base
  • Post Qualifying Experience within a mental health setting


  • Experience of working in the community.



  • Good knowledge of MHA 2007, including recent changes to legislation the MHA Bill and MCA
  • Understanding of varied clinical approaches.
  • Active in MDT approach



  • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle for work

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Westcroft Health Centre

Saville Lane

Milton Keynes


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