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Mental Health Practitioner

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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 a practitioner 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.

Main duties of the job

To support the triage/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 person's 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.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression.
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients.
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccination every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will be responsible for working in an identified adult community mental health pathway, with the flexibility of working across the wider service, dependent on skill and service need.
  • The post holder will be responsible for undertaking clinical assessments, in accordance with the service, in order to establish the persons needs, goals, risks and strengths in order to generate a formulation based care plan agreed with all involved.
  • They will be responsible for delivering brief interventions where required, in accordance with an agreed care plan, to an identified group of people experiencing mental health related difficulties.
  • The post holder will also be expected to be available for consultation, support and clinical supervision to other health professionals working within the Community Mental Health Service and other areas of the Trust where identified as appropriate.

Person Specification



  • 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


  • 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



  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Fuller House, Hall Court

Hall Court Way



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