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Mental Health Practitioner

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£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
The Early Intervention in Psychosis Team in Milton Keynes works within the Community Mental Health services in Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL). It is a service that provides early detection, assessment and intervention for 14-65 year olds who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis. The service aims to provide, evidence based treatments within a multidisciplinary team, in order to reduce the impact of Psychosis for the individual and their families.

Main duties of the job

The EIPT is commissioned to provide and facilitate access to comprehensive, evidence based interventions under the Care Programme Approach (CPA) and non-CPA to clients aged between 14-65 who are experiencing or recovering from a first episode of psychosis.

N/A - Care Programme Approach (CPA) is going to be soon replaced by DIALOG+ (flexible/personalised/safety planning care/collaborative working - what matters to the patient), latest May 2024. Training is provided to facilitate a smooth transition. Care Coordinators become Keyworkers.

The service endeavours to engage with individuals for up to three years and will prioritise strategies to provide an environment that promotes user involvement and recovery. The EIPT has close links to organisations including Primary Care, Community Mental Health Services, Children & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Inpatient wards and local Schools.

About us

We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. We're always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust.

With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career. With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, development and evaluation of programs of care as per CPA policy/GIALOG+ and hold care coordinator role for a complex case load. The individual will be required to work as part of a multi disciplinary team within a team approach. The individual will be required to undertake specialist assessments as part of professional role and work primarily with the Healthy Ageing client group.

For more information about this post please see attached job description

Person Specification



  • Professional Qualification at Diploma or Degree level in mental health nursing/ Social work or occupational therapy
  • Student supervision/mentoring qualification



  • Substantial post qualification experience in Mental Health.


  • Experience of working in the community



  • Excellent knowledge of MHA, the MHA Bill and MCA
  • Sound knowledge of principles of recovery



  • Car Owner/Driver with full UK licence

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Neath Hill Health Centre

Tower Crescent

Milton Keynes

MK14 6JY

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