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Band 6 Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner - North Birmingham

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for Band 6 Mental Health Practitioners to join our Neighbourhood Mental Health Team in North Birmingham, working within our local Primary Care Networks (PCNs).As part of the Long Term Plan, our community services in Birmingham and Solihull are undergoing huge transformation. Our new mental health teams are working within GP surgeries, with the aim of making services more accessible, more timely, and embedded within our communities. We are working closely with many other partners and voluntary services, to ensure a truly holistic approach to care. This really is an exciting time to be at the heart of national change and part of the development of community mental health care.As our teams expand, we are looking for mental health practitioners to join us. If you are enthusiastic, dynamic, able to work within a multi-agency team, and always strive to achieve the best for individuals within the local community, please read on...

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for providing mental health triage, assessment and outcome based interventions to meet service users needs.

You will be responsible for promoting psychosocial wellbeing by identifying and then supporting pathways for service users and carers.

You will support and advise colleagues within the PCN and across local neighbourhood multi-agency teams.

Crucial to this role will be your ability to ensure robust communication across mental health providers, VCSE organisations and within primary care.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse/OT/social worker


  • Relevant post registration qualification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Relevant post registration experience in mental health
  • Experience of leading or participating in service improvement initiatives.


  • Experience of working in community mental health services



  • Comprehensive assessment skills and risk management skills.


  • Leadership Skills

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


North Neighbourhood Mental Health Team

Northcroft, 190 Reservoir Road, Erdington


B23 6DW

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