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Lead Community Perinatal Mental Health Practitioner

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Berkeley House, 11-13 Ockford Road, Godalming, Surrey and Horizon House, 28 Upper High Street, Epsom, Surrey
£41,902-£47,684 incl. Fringe HCAS
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you aspire to change people’s lives for the better? To work flexibly in a highly regarded team who strive to provide high quality care primarily to mothers, alongside their babies and partners. Ensuring women experience positive mental health during pregnancy and postnatally. We offer excellent training and development opportunities to enable you to work in this specialism, including perinatal conferences, simulation training, post graduate opportunities and regular internal training.

The team is growing and we want to welcome onboard experienced mental health practitioners that have a passion for perinatal mental health care, that are willing to learn and grow with the team and do their very best to make a difference. In return you will be rewarded with great job satisfaction, the privilege of being part of women and babies lives at such a special time and making a difference to their future. Alongside this; being part of a supportive, caring and progressive team.

We are looking to recruit Lead Community Mental Health Practitioner for the SW Team (Godalming) with 1 WTE vacancy and East Team (Epsom) with one vacancy of flexible hours to be agreed between 0.6 and 1 WTE. As a lead member of the team, you will provide specialist assessments and interventions to women during the perinatal period up to 24 months postnatal. Each team works closely with the mental health midwives and obstetricians from the local maternity unit. The SW Team covers Royal Surrey County Hospital and Frimley Park. You will hold a caseload of women for a specified locality and participate in triaging new referrals on a rotational basis supported by experienced team members.

The post holder will develop strong links with the Parent Infant mental health service, Health Visiting, Family Nurse Partnership, Midwifery, Adult mental health, Children’s services and the voluntary sector.

The ability to work across Surrey is essential and a car is required. Please do get in touch if you would like to find out more or to visit the service.

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