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Mental Health Practitioner

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Mental Health Professionals: North Derbyshire Early intervention Service.

Bayheath House


Fixed term/Secondment Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner post.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Mental Health Practitioner to join the North Derbyshire Early Intervention Service to support the team with their work with people experiencing a first episode of psychosis.

We are looking for a committed, dynamic, enthusiastic mental health practitioner to work within our friendly, multi-disciplinary, innovative team this posts is open to a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with experience and knowledge of this specialism.

The post holder will work closely with people referred into the service and with their family members in order to promote optimism and potential around vocation and independence. We are looking for committed individuals, who enjoy being part of a team and who value their therapeutic work. We all have a desire to make our Derbyshire wide Early Intervention Services the best we possibly can.

The posts holder will act as a care-coordinator for a designated number of people who are experiencing psychosis for the first time in line with the national early intervention standards.

Main duties of the job

Co-ordinating care for service users from the age of 14-65 experiencing a first episode of psychosis and adopting the policies and philosophy of the service and sharing the team vision.

Be involved in the learning culture and promote social inclusion and enhancing the independence and autonomy of the service user.

Be responsible and accountable for your own practice and have a legal responsibility to service users, colleagues and employers.

Demonstrate strong leadership skills.

Develop knowledge of the early intervention service and take part in appropriate training for the role.

Take part in the yearly NCAP audit.

Be ale to travel across a wide area in a timely and efficient way to meet the needs of the service.

To take part in and to give clinical supervision.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Care co-ordinator for services users experiencing a first episode of psychosis and to have an active role in working with families.

Be involved in on going learning in the team and with it's goals and vision.

To be willing to engage in appropriate training for the role.

Take an active role in the clinical team meetings.

TO be able to travel across a wide area.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or social worker



  • Experience working within mental health
  • Interest in psychosis and early intervention
  • Excellent communication and assessment skills
  • Able to work independently and in a team
  • Able to build up good therapeutic relationships built on trust and respect
  • Able to work with other professional agencies
  • Willing to engage in appropriate training for role

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Bayheath House

Rosehill West


S40 1JF

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