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Duty Worker/Mental Health Practitioner - IMHT

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Duty Worker/Mental Health Practitioner Band 6 Post based in Lichfield. The role is part time covering 15 hours per week. This is a great opportunity to have a permanent role as a Duty Worker.

We are looking for an experienced Mental Health Practitioner who has a keen interest in working in a multi-disciplinary setting with patients experiencing mental health difficulties.

The Integrated Mental Health Team in Lichfield are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Band 6 Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist to join our forward thinking friendly Neighbourhood, as part of the transforming Community Mental Health Services in South Staffordshire.

Main duties of the job

  • Working in an identified adult community mental health pathway, with the flexibility of working across pathways, dependent on skill and service need.
  • Delivering a high quality clinical service to service users and their families.
  • Managing a complex caseload and responsible for clinical and caseload supervision of other team members where identified.
  • Operating as care coordinator for a defined case load of service users.
  • Delivering therapeutic interventions, in accordance with an agreed care plan, to an identified group of people experiencing mental health related difficulties.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Check out the videos below showcasing why you should grow your career here with us at MPFT:

Why Work for Mental Health Services at MPFT - YouTube

Development and Progression Within Mental Health Services at MPFT - YouTube

What is it like to be a Mental Health Nurse in a community setting at MPFT? - YouTube

In 2022 as part of a pilot project we developed the Duty Worker role, from this we now have a full duty team consisting of a duty worker and rapid responder. This post enhances the service provision by having a dedicated Duty Worker within the Neighbourhood. The Duty Worker will be part of a dynamic and forward thinking role that has scope for development and change. The Duty Worker will be the forefront of our neighbourhood, ensuring referrals coming in are using the Trusted Assessment Model and responding to enquiries, walk-ins, questions and queries from all sources that require clinical decision making. This will also include where a service user is open to the team but the key worker or other member of staff directly involved in their care is not available. The Duty Worker will be integral to continuing building links with other services such as GPs, PCNs, Criminal Justice and Primary Care colleagues to ensure high quality and effective patient journey.

The Neighbourhoods are guided by collective leadership, providing evidence-based psychological and medical interventions to patients with mental health difficulties. The patients journey is guided by psychological formulation of his or her presenting needs and difficulties, which subsequently inform the development of a plan of care for the patient. We draw from evidence-based interventions to provide high quality and effective interventions. The Duty Worker will be able to use these to guide their interactions and interventions.

The successful applicant will be motivated to provide high quality care to our patients. In order to do this the candidate will need to have a drive and determination in regards to their own personal development, whilst using their own creative and innovative ideas to support the continuous development of this exciting pathway. In return the successful candidate can expect the following:
  • Support with settling into the team and developing into the role.
  • Right from the start of joining the team, a clear and ongoing conversation about your skills and personal career progression, which is managed through the Trusts appraisal process.
  • A commitment to supporting you to remain up to date with your practice and develop skills through formal and informal training.
  • Regular, high quality clinical and managerial supervision.
  • Warm, friendly and supportive colleagues.
  • Collective leads who are committed to the psychological and physical wellbeing of staff in the pathway.
  • A continual commitment to embrace lean methodology to improve the quality of the services provided for patients/their carers and the experience of staff working within the pathway.

You will need to have up to date knowledge on mental health service delivery frameworks, including working confidently within NICE guidelines. Your role will involve working closely with other partners, agencies, carers, service users, families and the local community, ensuring continuity of service is provided at a high level.

If you are successful in this post you will work as part of a high skilled multi-disciplinary team which includes nursing colleagues, occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, support workers and peer support workers. As a band 6 you will be expected to take an active lead within the team providing supervision to Band 5 and support workers and other more junior members of the team.

You will also be required to have access to a suitable transport to cover a large geographical area for work purposes.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early depending on the volume of applications we receive.

Person Specification



  • Registered mental health professional Eg. Nurse or Occupational Therapist or Social Worker
  • Practice supervisor / Assessor (Nursing candidates only)
  • If a RMN must be active and fully registered on NMC register


  • Psychological interventions qualification (CBT, EMDR, CAT, DBT, Family Therapy)



  • Evidence of extensive post registration experience of working with adults experiencing mental health related difficulties
  • Experience of working with people who have difficulty in engaging with services and have complex mental health needs
  • Experience of assessing, planning, co-ordinating and managing people with mental health problems in a community setting
  • Experience of integrating care delivery across multi-disciplinary/multi agency teams


  • Experience of working in community setting and making decisions autonomously

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


St Michaels Court


WS13 6EE

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