Mental Health Practitioner (Nurse/OT/Social Worker) - EIT

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 Oct 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Team in South Staffordshire are pleased to advertise this opportunity to recruit a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner/Care Coordinator on a permanent contract to work within the 'At Risk Mental State' (ARMS) branch of the EIP service.

ARMS is a speciality within EIP that works with people across the county of South Staffordshire who are aged 14-35 and considered to have an 'at risk mental state' and may be vulnerable to experiencing their first episode of psychosis (FEP). As a relatively new development within EIP nationally, being part of ARMS is an exciting opportunity to work proactively and preventatively in mental health.

Main duties of the job

  • Take responsibility for the management of a complex caseload, which includes, specialist assessment (within service specification), care planning in conjunction with service user and carer, evaluation of individual treatment plans (Care Programme Approach and Single Assessment Process).
  • Responsible for participating in the setting of quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring, and reviewing of practice in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.
  • Administer medication if appropriate to the role, complying with relevant Trust procedures and NMC Guidance.
  • Assess patient's individual care needs, develop, implement, and evaluate programmes of care.
  • Deliver a range of interventions in accordance with the agreed plan of care and Team guidance including pharmacological and psychologically informed interventions.
  • Complete and contribute, where appropriate to robust risk assessments and risk management plans. Deliver and promote positive risk taking, where appropriate, to improve quality of life and maximise occupational performance/independence.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 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.

We pride ourselves on the services provided to support with the well-being of all our employees both physically and mentally and offer counselling support and lifestyle information. Opportunities for flexible working are also available depending on the role. We encourage career development provided by in house training programs and coaching support.

As part of our strong commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion, we welcome applications from candidates who meet the specific criteria, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical and/or mental disability or offending background. 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

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The ARMS care team are a psychology-led multidisciplinary group that advocate for formulation led (rather than diagnosis led) interventions. This means the client is at the heart of what we do. This psychosocial approach is supportive of the development of individuals disciplines and competencies and discipline-specific supervision is available within the team and trust. The successful applicant will demonstrate the principles of recovery in their practice, working within a multi-disciplinary team to support and develop peoples strengths and positive qualities, ensuring care plans are respectful and meaningful to each client and reflect the individual experience of recovery.

We take a team around the client approach, so work collectively to provide clients with a tailored multidisciplinary package of support that champions the role of psychosocial interventions to reduce distress and promote social/occupational functioning and wellbeing. As such, candidates will be passionate about the role of therapies in recovery and will value the benefits of teamwork. As a senior practitioner within the team, the successful applicant will also value the ability to support at a team level and champion indirect working (including consultation, supervision, and service promotion).

The team provides input to people across South Staffordshire, working out of bases in Cannock, Stafford, Lichfield and Burton, as well as peoples homes, GP surgeries, other public settings, and occasionally inpatient settings. Therefore, the successful applicant must be able to travel across the geographical area.

We encourage candidates to bring their authentic selves to work, and as such value applicants from diverse backgrounds and with varied experiences. We would love to talk to you about this role and our service please feel free to get in touch either before or after you make an application Celeste Callaghan (Operational Lead) 0300 303 3428, or Dr Anna Hooper (Principal Clinical Psychologist/Clinical Lead) 0300 303 3427,

Person Specification



  • Registered mental health professional Eg. Nurse or Occupational Therapist


  • Psychological interventions qualification (CBT, EMDR, CAT, DBT, Family Therapy)



  • Evidence of extensive post registration experience of working with adults experiencing mental health related difficulties


  • Experience of leading CPA process

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Park House


WS11 1JN

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