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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
You will be working with young people aged between 18-25 years who have a diagnosis of ADHD and those that require assessment and treatment for ADHD. The post holder will conduct ADHD assessments, with support from the wider MDT. Our MDT aims to support robust quality assessments alongside supporting team members to manage risk and concerns. The post holder will be given opportunities to learn and develop skills for assessing and supporting symptoms of ADHD to ensure highest quality care is provided for our young people. The post holder will also have a role in supporting the wider MDT.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will conduct ADHD assessments, with support from the wider MDT. Our MDT aims to support robust quality assessments alongside supporting team members to manage risk and concerns. Where appropriate, they will be required to liaise with other local agencies including Tier IV inpatient and specialist centres, as well as the Mental Health Liaison Team and the home treatment team.

To assist in the provision of quality evidence-based support and care for those diagnosed with ADHD. You will work with a range of young people and adults with ADHD and co-morbid mental health presentations.

Ensure that each referred patient receives an individual specialist assessment, risk assessment and care plan and is the subject of regular evaluation which, wherever practicable, is formulated in conjunction with the patient and/or their family.

Ensure that all case records are maintained accurately, legibly and contemporaneously and that all information acquired in the course of carrying out their duties is treated in the strictest confidence but is shared with all professional colleagues in line with information sharing policy/protocol

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification - RMN / RNLD qualifications


  • Specific qualification in a relevant therapeutic speciality e.g. counselling, Family Therapy, CBT, substance misuse



  • Extensive post registration experience in mental health care
  • Experience of working with young people
  • Hold an interest in a specialist area (ADHD/neurodevelopmental conditions)
  • Working knowledge of mental health and ADHD.

Other Requirements


  • Full clean driving license

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Finch Road Primary Care Centre, ADHD Team

2 Finch Road, Lozells


B19 1HS

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